just need to brag to some EE nerd types a bit...

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by kingdano, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. kingdano

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    if anyone remembers my royer circuit thread from a while back this is related.

    turns out that circuit may need ot be re-designed, and since i am the only EE on the project i will be the one doing it.

    i contacted linear tech and jim williams called me back and left a voice mail...hard to think of a better guy to assist me with a royer design.

    anyone else ever worked with an industry guru?

    this will def be my first go round in a scenario like this, usually i just get help from the most senior EE who works here.
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Ed Yourdon was a consultant at ComShare in the late 60's where I worked as a junior programmer.

    http://www.yourdon.com/

    Over a weekend, he wrote in longhand with a felt tip marker, a PDP-8 Cross Assembler for the SDS-940 in assembly language. It was handed to me at 8:00 AM Monday morning. I used a model 33 Teletype to key it in and except for some very minor problems was working by Tuesday afternoon. It was the most incredible demonstration of bug free coding I have ever seen before or since.
     
  3. kingdano

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    crazy

    he wrote the entire thing by hand....didnt check it once....and then you took it and typed it in and it worked in a day or two?

    good god.


    what a maniac.
     
  4. Papabravo

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    That is essentially correct, the way it happened. I doubt he'd remember it however. He's been a giant for nearly half a century.
     
  5. kingdano

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    for him it was probably poorly written.
    :D
     
  6. Papabravo

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    Gee I dunno. I learned an awful lot about cross assemblers, symbol tables, searching, sorting, matching and so forth. For me it was an awesome educational exercise.
     
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