Sunday, March 25, 2012

ARM/ Embedded/ VLSI / FPGA

Received a phone call from a distant relative today. We talked about  design, verification, synthesis and timing closure of CPU Sub-systems. Of course with  a lot more technical words involved. After I hung up the phone, I started looking online. Everything was so familiar yet so strange. It has been awhile since I last touched anything in that category. As a matter of fact, last time I ever played with a chip / board or did anything cool like that was my undergrad days. It was a sad moment. I had forgotten the simplest things.  When did that happen to me??! I used to know ARM7/9/11 like the back of my hand. There was not a single thing I did not know about them and now I had no clue what I was looking at.
Decision :
Need to start reading more.. Just because I don't deal with them everyday at work, doesn't mean I can forget
Decision 2:
Need to spend at least 30 minutes a day innovation and brainstorming.
Decision 3:
Need to touch up on my old stuff..

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Post 2

Thought 1

I was looking for a birthday card for my boyfriend and it came to me! what if there was an online store with all sorts of cards possible, where it could also deliver same day or next day with a reasonable cost ?  I thought that was a good idea but not one that will bring me money..

 Thought 2
A co worker and I participated in an innovation challenge for work. We submitted 7 ideas in five different categories.

Thought 3

Going snowboarding for three nights.. who knows maybe an idea pops in my head while in the mountains.. :-)

Side Note

Picked up a new book on my nook.. I have mixed feelings about it... I should probably be reading something more technical ;-)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 1

Today it hit me.. It's about time for me to start really focusing on the next big thing and think about what my business can be...
I spent some time reading this article on starting and engineering services business. Is this the route I want to go ? Am I ready to write up my business plan ? What is this service that I would be offering ? Networking ?Solar systems? Green Technology ?! Security ?!
Certain bullets are very obvious to me.. This new idea needs to be something I know how to do and can do well.. so it's not necessary spread spectrum or satellite communication that I went to school for but rather networking , IDS, firewalls and that sort of thing. I need to like this idea and don't mind doing it for long hours at a time.. It also needs to generate a steady consumer need...

I'm not sure what business I'm going to start or where I will end up, but this blog will reflect my journey.. The journey of an ordinary engineer to success...