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) 😕
Small server part of the pixie.town infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.