this week I was working on bringup of new silicon.

these are the rare times I actually enjoy my work!

finding silicon bugs is fun. trying to pinpoint the causes of some unexpectedly behavior, trying out alternative explanations, ad-hoc writing a few lines of Python, stretching again my Pandas muscles, and so on

it was super fun. but it was also exhausting. I need the weekend very much.

it's sad that the chip itself is only going into some █████ product I don't care about, and it won't make the world a better place, not a tiny bit.

plus my colleagues aren't enthusiastic at all, they just want it done. so much that it hinders thoroughness. I think they're doing this for too long already.

I wish I could share more, discuss more tips & tricks regarding lab measurements, but the customer has an unhealthy culture regarding secrecy (and I did sign a bunch of NDAs) 😕

@uint8_t if i had a dime for every client who thought their business model would be ruined if a competitor knew which brand of coffee they had in the break room, i wouldn't need to have clients


@alexisvl @uint8_t As a freelancer, it's always fun to see potential clients respond to "no, I don't sign template NDAs" with visible confusion, even over text chat

@joepie91 @uint8_t I'm really glad I don't have to deal with that bs directly. I work for a consultancy with ~16 employees so we do at least have someone _else_ to handle the Lawyerly Nonsense

@joepie91 @alexisvl @uint8_t I usually do accept NDAs when the project itself is in the open (is helps to know what their customers want to use it for to get better perspective), but these looks gotta be similar to the ones I get when I tell that non-#FLOSS work carries a surcharge.

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