Today was all about research. There are some new technologies out there, and some new materials and some new methods for manufacturing. I have to get up to date! Fortunately, a lot of people write “white papers” about these sorts of subjects, so one can learn a great deal quickly. I felt I learned enough today to talk intelligently about the technologies. We will no doubt use some, if not all, of these methods/technologies on our newest stuff.
I also continued my search for the perfect fab (wafer manufacturer) today. They’re out there somewhere, I just haven’t found one yet that is perfect, though a few are close.
Tonight is another stick-shift driving lesson for Brandi. I believe the plan is to also bring along my son… who may finally get interested in getting his permit. So far, he doesn’t want to get a license because it would cost him money and he’d have to get a job. The easiest way to avoid getting a job is by not driving. He does want to learn how to drive a stick shift though… so he can drive my yellow car, and not so much the blue one.
Day 171 mood: Independent study started today!