I just found the blog of an old real-time researcher friend of mine, John Regehr at the University of Utah.
It is at http://blog.regehr.org/ and covers a range of embedded topics relevant to his academic research (which is more embedded that most).
One of the many nice effects of the Wind River acquisition of Simics is that I will be blogging as part of the Wind River Blog network. My first post there is up now, and it is a short (at least compared to a textbook, I admit it looks terribly long for a blog post) overview of how Simics works inside.
I think it is important for users of technologically advanced tools to know a bit of how they work. A classic example of this is compilers, where I taught an ESC class almost a decade ago which is my most popular piece of writing to date…
For the next few months, I will be on parental leave, so there is likely to be less blogging about technical subjects (and less blogging overall). There is simply less inspiration about virtual platforms, and a bit more about toys.
Reddit has an active discussion on the quote by Joel Spolsky that I posted… the other day. Which is way longer than the discussion here, but explains how I suddenly got 3500 page views in a day… about a 50x increase from the typical average.
I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but I have finally managed to put a custom icon on the RSS feed for this blog. It is a larger version of the icon used as “favicon” for this blog and www.engbloms.se. I got the idea from the RSS feeds reader on my SonyEricsson G900 phone, which showed a few feeds with icons, but most with a generic icon.
My hosting service just told me to update to WordPress 2.7 — as the previous version had known security holes. So I did, and after I upgraded, the blog itself broke.
Just after the first post on the front page, there was a nasty error message:
Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference in .../functions.php on line ...
I managed to break the categories in my old system, moving everything to tags, after which my old theme turned out to be too old. So I will tweak this new theme some I think, but now tags is the way to organize this blog. Which was essentially how I misused categories previously.
This maintenance is going to take a while:
Annoying, and a bit funny.
Seems like my blog has been picked up by some spamming machine — at least I hope it is a machine, what a waste of manpower to manually send in spam since I am filtering all comments and not letting anything remotely spam-like through. Anyway, it is kind of interesting to see what kinds of things are being pushed using blog spam. Read on for more, but suffice to say that porn is dominant… Read More →