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Red herrings and high voltage

May 2010

Success! After a frustrating few days, an awkward-to-find software fault has been pinned down and remedied. If you're a techie you'll know the deal with fixing errant interrupt service routines - the very act of debugging alters the relative timing and ordering of things, yielding annoying red herrings or sometimes masking the problem altogether.

Meanwhile, being a barefoot engineer has its practical advantages: I'm not perpetually charged with static electricity. Which is just as well given the sea of sensitive electronics all over my desk...

Last Updated on Friday, 07 May 2010 15:05

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