[vcf-midatlantic] vcf-midatlantic Digest, Vol 10, Issue 15

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Fri Mar 15 19:30:52 EDT 2019


>     I will see if Bil wants to teach anything else this year.
>
>
> Maybe Bill wants to do a topic like this one on hackaday: 
> https://hackaday.com/2019/01/24/video-putting-high-speed-pcb-design-to-the-test/
>
> It's basically about a misunderstanding on the effects of heat and 
> aging. A lot of hobbyists are interested in finding ways to prolong 
> the life of decades computer systems, with their chips, caps drying 
> out, etc..  He argues that the failure isn't poor design or heat, but 
> the shock of turning on a chip that breaks it


I emailed him a little while ago. Waiting to hear back.

The last year or two he's wanted to do either historical stuff or 
far-out tech stuff, neither of which fits into why people buy tickets 
for Friday, and he didn't like it a couple of years ago when I had to 
say 'no' to his idea.



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