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Talk nerdy to me! Where I get my electronics updates and news

Ever wondered where is a good place to find new and interesting chips on the market? Questions about electronics and what is happening in the market?

For the engineers and makers out there, the world of electronics can be a bit overwhelmed with so much happening all the time, updates, news and buyouts (specially in the past few months).

I would to use this post to share some of my favorite places to get new chip information, updates and random electronics questions.

Newsletters

Podcasts

IRC

Do you remember IRC? Yes, it’s still alive and strong. Just connect to the Freenode network and you will find many very interesting channels where you can talk electronics, exchange information and ask questions! If you are there, drop a line to spillere (me!).

  • #electronics on Freenode
  • #avr on Freenode
  • #arduino on Freenode

Forum

Other

  • Fedevel Academy – Learn awesome PCB designing skills
  • /r/nicechips – Reddit, a great place on the internet where people share their findings in the electronic chips market. Really really good!!

This list is still a working in progress. If you have any suggestions please add a comment bellow!

OpenOffice 3D

It looks PowerPoint will have a great competitor now. People will start thinking twice before paying for Microsoft’s Office. Programmer Shane M. Mathews made great slideshow effects using 3D-OpenGL’s library.

You can take a look of how it looks:

This feature will be available for everyone on the next OpenOffice.org 2.4.

Campus Party Brasil 2008

Right now in São Paulo is happening the Campus Party Brasil, it’s the biggest entertainment event that started back in 1997. During seven days, millions of people come with it’s own computer from everywhere and willing to exchange curiosity, share knowledge and do everything related to computers, community and tech things.

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New Theme for Ubuntu 8.04 Deferred

ubuntu.pngIt seems that the totally new default theme for ubuntu that was going to be released in the Hardy Heron version has been deferred to the next release (8.10) that will be out on Cctober.

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Some ideas on how Ubuntu 8.04 will look like

While Ubuntu 7.10 is still quite new, you can already take a look on some ideas about how the next version of this amazing OS will look like. I can’t wait until the next release, I believe this time it will come with so many new things, and surprises!

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