In the last couple of months, I have attempted to relaunch a technical blog several times. Mostly, my progress was stymied by the fact that blog and web software just always feels awkward (and not, say, my laziness). This time, I’m trying a Jekyll-based approach, which, at least at first glance, suits my habits much better than Wordpress ever did (well, mostly. On the upside, I can use git, vim, Markdown… but then there’s Ruby. Oh well, maybe I’ll get used to it at some point).
Previous technical or other blogs have often been a hodgepodge of topics, with the exception of the most successful blog about my time in France. For this one, I’m attempting to stay closer to my work around the domain of software defined radio, an area that has kept me captivated for at least a decade at this point, and still challenges me from day to day. Most of all, it provides many, many topics to talk about: Software development, hardware development, FPGA development, wireless communications, licensing issues, embedded systems… maybe even stories from day-to-day business. Hopefully, enough to spin out many interesting topics. In addition, I will add my thoughts on education, as related to educating engineers, and free/open source projects, mostly derived from my work with the GNU Radio project.