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Old 12-27-2004, 11:02 PM   #21
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oh yeah...quit whining Wab, you know you're loving your new playtoys...
Damn straight! I restrained myself for years from upgrading to the latest stuff, but I am in one vicious upgrade cycle right now. Itsy bitsy laptops, giant laptops with 17" screens, DVD recorders, media servers, wireless gizmos up the wazoo. This stuff better last me another few years, or I'll have to reevaluate my SWR.

Hey, and after you're done with the newborn thing, maybe I can rag on you about all of the R&D dollars wasted by Intel post-P3. These little retro P-M dudes in my laptops are rockets

Enjoy the newborn, TH. And enjoy the new year, everybody else
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Re: Year end 2004 -- what did you learn?
Old 12-28-2004, 09:35 AM   #22
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I learned that the "prestige" of particular private-sector employment is an illusion, since all that that really matters is whether you enjoy what you do, and whether you're adequately compensated for what you do.
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Hey, and after you're done with the newborn thing, maybe I can rag on you about all of the R&D dollars wasted by Intel post-P3. These little retro P-M dudes in my laptops are rockets
Indeed...dont even get me started. The R&D guys basically did their own thing and called in other viewpoints about 9 minutes before they were ready to render first silicon. 80,000 people at that company and only about 20,000 (r&d and manufacturing) actually mattered. I was pushing for multiple cores, higher efficiency, lower power and lower heat back in the mid 90's. However as we learned, clock is king until the box starts to catch fire.

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I think we will. The wife has progressed from "this isnt so bad" to "ok, he can come out now". She's officially off work for six months, taking a little sabbatical to go with the maternity leave. I finally finished the nursery off our master bedroom and we've officially acquired every interesting baby item possible, including a wardrobe thats larger than our combined clothing stash...all of which will fit him for I believe roughly 3 weeks.

Back to 'work'...see you all in another couple of weeks...
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I think we will. *The wife has progressed from "this isnt so bad" to "ok, he can come out now".

I envy you a bit on the baby thing, TH. I frequently think back to those days of early babyhood. It's not that it's fun. It's something, though. It's like guys who always talk about their days in the army. I doubt that they thought it was fun when they were living through it. But there is something about the significance of meeting the challenge that pulls the mind back to it for a long time to come.
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