WTD: Fuse PROM programming algorithms

Philip Pemberton classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
Tue Feb 13 17:02:38 CST 2007


Jules Richardson wrote:
> Philip Pemberton wrote:
>> Because I don't need another huge, power-hungry piece of kit lying 
>> around. 
> 
> But they're the best type :-(
> 
> ;)

In some cases, that's true. My Tek 466 scope and HP 1651B logic analyser are 
big, power hungry and - when I need them - utterly indispensable. I wouldn't 
trade my 466 for anything. Well, except maybe for a Tek digital phosphor 
oscilloscope and a 10-year pre-paid maintenance and calibration contract :)

On the other side of the coin, I've just replaced my three year old Mitsubishi 
Diamond Plus 74SB CRT monitor with a shiny new Viewsonic VX922 flat-panel and 
gained another 3" of screen space, 1ft*6in of desk space, not to mention the 
fact that it uses half as much power as the CRT did. No dead pixels either, 
which is nice.

I'd have kept the CRT for a long while had the antiglare coating not started 
flaking off - I might spend a couple of hours tomorrow stripping it off 
completely, then stick an antiglare screen on the front, just to keep it as a 
spare. I need to check the CRT ground anyway - the screen seems to be picking 
up a nasty static charge, which is downright painful when you touch the screen 
(which you usually end up doing when trying to get near the power switch). 
Maybe that's down to the damaged A/G coating though.

Time moves on, technology marches alongside, or so the saying goes.

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