Its Official

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  1. Brownout

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    I'll be heading to Sanford, NC to start a 4 month contract on the 7th of July. I'll be verifying the company's VHDL/Verilog code, implementing the FPGA's, writing operational software and integrating/bringing up their system. Mixed emotions as I have to leave my home and hit the road again:cool:
     
  2. JohnInTX

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    Good luck, pard!
     
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  3. JoeJester

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    Good luck Brownout.
     
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  4. gerty

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    Good luck with the new gig, it's almost close enough to commute :D
     
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  5. Georacer

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    Good luck, Brownout! Have fun!
     
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  6. tracecom

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    With an eight hour drive, maybe you can get home some. Congratulations.
     
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  7. alfacliff

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    if you do a lot of moving around for short term contracts, how about getting a camper? most cities have some form of camper park, and it might be more calming to have familiar surroundings where you go.
     
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  8. Brownout

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    I've been using a camper since last year when I was working in Orlando, Fl. It saves alot of money over living in a motel, and I hate living in motels. The campers can be very comfortable and I like staying in parks. I've met several people who are also contractors living in their campers. Here is my home away from home, a 39' Prowler.
     
  9. Brownout

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    I have a cheap motel room for two weeks, then I'll fly back and pull the camper back over the weekend. I've found a park that only charges $350/mo with all services included. Can't beat that!
     
  10. JoeJester

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    And as a "contractor", that is a "business expense".
     
  11. Brownout

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    Which you helped me to deduct.
     
  12. loosewire

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    Its more than official ,its great...Loosewire lived in North Carolina. Lenior has a

    Google plant or one of the big ones. Just think I got blood poison there from

    damning up the creek to swim. Red line heading right to my heart. More......
     
  13. JoeJester

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    Google has a datacenter. They are not "plants". I couldn't think of what google manufactured to have a plant.
     
  14. ErnieM

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    Money. Google makes money.

    Lots of money.
     
  15. JoeJester

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    True, but the don't manufacture money ... or the Secret Service would be visiting them.
     
  16. loosewire

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    In loose terms a plant is a place to work.....a big place.
     
  17. loosewire

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    @ Brownout, how close did the wind come to your new place....whats following you.
     
  18. Brownout

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    Hi loosewire,

    It's about a 9 hour drive. I'm getting ready to leave in a couple minutes. My wire will be joining me in a few weeks.
     
  19. MrChips

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    We all like to have our computer and electronics everywhere we go.
    But when is your wife joining you?
     
  20. Brownout

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    Great point, Mr Chips. I looked over my electronics workbench to try and decide what to bring. There just isn't enough room for very much where I'll be living. In the end, I just grabbed my laptop and my home-made PIC board, some USB and serial cables. In a couple weeks, I'll return to get my trailer and pull it back. When I do, I'm also going to grab my linux system. It's a mother board on standoffs with a power supply and some drives plugged in. Nothing is in an enclosure. I have a Xilinx dev system plugged into the PCIe slot, which is why I don't have it in an enclosure. I won't be able to bring much of anything else, but I do plan on getting a Bitscope to play with.

    My wife will join me once her business is finished here, probably in about a month.
     
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