Larry's Notebook

June 30, 2014

Programming Perl in 2034

Filed under: engineering, Perl, programming — larryang @ 9:39 AM

Charlie Stross – ‎Keynote‎ – YouTube.

Charlie Stross’s keynote talk talk: technology 100 years ago and 20 years into the future – compare and contrast transportation technology with information technology.


May 30, 2014

Recent Readings: 2014 Week 13

Everything Will Be Alright*

Working for a Living:


Not Working as Designed:

January 31, 2014

Recent Readings: 2014 Week 4

Society and Policy:



Embedded Development:

July 11, 2013

Recent Readings Week 21

Filed under: Agile, embedded systems, engineering, professional, wireless — larryang @ 1:50 PM

Antisoldering: How to Fix Your Mistakes and Salvage Free Parts




June 28, 2013

Protocol Readings

Filed under: engineering, telecom — larryang @ 1:37 PM

I’ve come across some recent presentations and readings on protocols:

March 29, 2013

Bell Labs Tribute to Dennis Ritchie – YouTube

Filed under: C/C++, engineering, professional — Tags: , — larryang @ 1:04 PM


Bell Labs Tribute to Dennis Ritchie is the video from Dennis Ritchie Day at Bell Labs: The Lasting Legacy of Dennis Ritchie: The Impact of Software on Society.

The agenda:

  • Al Aho, original member of the Bell Labs Computer Systems Lab where UNIX and the C programming language were invented. He co-authored the AWK programming language and is currently Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University;
  • Brian Kernighan, original member of the Computer Systems team who co-authored the C programming language book with Ritchie; he is currently Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University;
  • Doug McIlroy, who led the Computer Systems Lab, and is currently Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College;
  • David Patterson, Professor of Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley, where he led the design and implementation of RISC I (Reduced Instruction Set Computer); and
  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, Inc. Schmidt co-authored the lex analysis software program for UNIX.

December 8, 2011

EE Times’ 20 hot technologies for 2012

Filed under: embedded systems, engineering, networks, telecom, wireless sensor networks — larryang @ 10:56 AM

EE Times’ 20 hot technologies for 2012.

I’m most interested these technologies: LTE (my day job), wireless sensor networks and internet of things. The latter two are tied together by protocols, enabled by open source software and open hardware and implemented in embedded systems.

I think wireless sensor networks will be of the greatest value as humanity creates nervous systems for cities and regions. For example, a single air quality sensor node in Beijing is causing quite a political and media stir.

I will be keeping an eye our for more events like the Eyebeam Workshop: NYC Open Sensor Network and events sponsored by Internet of Things New York City Meetup.

October 17, 2011

MightyOhm » Blog Archive » Announcing the “Soldering is Easy” Complete Comic Book!

Filed under: engineering — larryang @ 10:05 AM

MightyOhm » Blog Archive » Announcing the “Soldering is Easy” Complete Comic Book!. It’s in multiple languages too!

September 20, 2011

Fundamentals of Solar: Off-Grid

Filed under: engineering, wireless sensor networks — larryang @ 11:20 AM

Fundamentals of Solar: Off-Grid.

Useful to know for wireless sensor networks. Harvesting energy from the sun is just a start though. Can’t always get reliable sunlight exposure though so further exploration of piezoelectric or RF harvesting, etc.

July 28, 2011

Building a Subversive Grassroots Network – IEEE Spectrum

Filed under: engineering, telecom, wireless — Tags: , — larryang @ 11:05 AM

Is this the real Internet 2.0? Building a Subversive Grassroots Network – IEEE Spectrum.

I think I’ve found my favorite next big thing in technology: mobile ad hoc networks, or MANETs. Open source software, open protocols, etc. I’m going to have to check out the Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) protocol.

Older Posts »

Create a free website or blog at