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Not a post about standards – vote in the IEEE election before Oct. 1st

Hello, Everyone – You might have heard that I have been on a new adventure. I am a candidate for President of the IEEE! Yes, the entire IEEE. I was truly honored to have been encouraged by the IEEE and Synopsys to apply for possible candidacy. After four rounds of vetting, the IEEE Board of […]

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Off topic, but the “World of Chips” is on YouTube

Taking a detour from The Standards Game for a day, here’s something you might find interesting too. I’ve been asked for many years to make a video out of my “World of Chips” workshop. It’s something I put together a long time ago to help non-technical people understand more about the semiconductor and EDA industries. […]

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The Standards Game takes a summer vacation

It’s been never-ending excitement in the standards game since September 2007 when this blog began. After nearly 4 years, it’s time for a short vacation from blogging. I’m certainly not leaving the standards arena. Instead, I’ll likely be doing even more with the IEEE Standards Association. I’m also starting to work with people who are […]

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Tweeting about standards–the old-fashioned way

Two of my (many) passions are Twitter and standards. Recently, I completed a fun project that combined both. But in an old-fashioned way. The publisher of the THINKaha book series encouraged me to write a book for their “#XYZ tweet” collection. Each of these short books contain 140 bite-sized ideas on a topic that lets […]

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Cures for writer’s block

There comes a time in any writer’s life when she or he just can’t write. The well-known phenomenon of “writer’s block” plaques professional authors, college students, and thank-you-note-writing-kids alike. Today, I have a bad case of it. I wanted to write about something interesting. Posts about the WiMAX vs. LTE standards war, “The Web is […]

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The end of the standard scientific method?

There’s an interesting article in the July 2010 edition of Wired magazine (yes, it’s the print publication I subscribe to, but only because the FAA won’t let us read electronically during takeoff and landing – one of the best times to read). The article is about Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google. Brin estimates that […]

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The Book! “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards”

I’m excited to tell everyone that my book is now available! It comes in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and eBook through Amazon.com, Synopsys Press, and other book outlets. Rick Jamison, who created amusing cartoons for the book, and I are blatantly proud of our accomplishment. If you’ll be at the Design Automation Conference, stop by The […]

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This time, I didn’t want a standard

Several people have asked me to write about my new car and post some pictures here. If you’re tired of hearing about it, be sure to stop reading now. I’m having a whole lot of fun with this vehicle, and it doesn’t take much to get me to talk about it. Chevrolet’s engineers designed an […]

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Brussels Sprouts: Food or Weapon?

On the last work day of the year, I thought I’d write a non-work, non-standards related post. I really like Brussels sprouts.  Even as a child, I enjoyed the little cabbages, peeling the leaves off one at time to eat them slowly.  This year I discovered some wonderful produce stands in Half Moon Bay CA […]

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The best ever DAC standards booth

Again this year, Synopsys is sponsoring a standards booth at the Design Automation Conference. I bet you think I’m going to say it’s the best ever standards booth. It’s going to be great, for sure, with an impressive line-up of speakers (see below for details) and in-depth information about key industry standards. But I have […]

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