Category Archives: Austin

IEEE Central Texas Section August Newsletter Posted

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I finished putting the August issue of the Central Texas Section newsletter together and you can read it on-line here.

We have several Technical Society Chapter meetings planned for August, all of which are open to the public. If you are interested in technology, please join us.

IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter Posted

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I finished putting together the July issue of the CTS newsletter, The Analog, and have posted it on the Section website.

It contains information about the meetings coming up in the next month, as well as some of the conferences that will be held in Central Texas. All of the IEEE technical meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance. It is a good way to meet others with similar interests in technology and to build your network.

Austin Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is happening again in Austin this weekend (May 13-14) at the Palmer Event Center. I attended the first two held in Austin, but have missed the past 6 events. I do hope to drop in this weekend.

The article “Austin Is on a Mission to Keep Maker Faire Weird” gives you a little insight to what you might see there. If you have the free time, these are great events to visit. Kids who are interested in STEM careers or just tinkering will find the event fascinating. Likewise, us older ‘kids’ who like to create new gadgets or inventions will find the event equally interesting.

IEEE CTS Newsletter Published

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I finished putting together the May issue of the IEEE Central Texas Section newsletter, The Analog, earlier this week. It lists many events coming up in Central Texas. IEEE meetings are always open to the public, so please come join us to learn and to expand your professional network.

You can read the May Analog here.

Central Texas Section of IEEE April Newsletter

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IEEE – I finished up the April issue of The Analog and got it sent out to our email distribution list yesterday. It contains a list of the meeting and events that will be coming up in the next month. If you live in Central Texas and are interested in Tech, you. may find one of our meetings of interest. All of the technical meetings are open to the public.

If you do not receive the newsletter directly, you can read it on-line here. There are also instruction on how to request to be added to the mailing list.

Bulletproof Coffee

I like coffee, so when I saw an article on Bulletproof Coffee it intrigued me. I haven’t tried adding butter to my coffee yet, but one of these mornings I’ll get adventurous and try it. Not sure about the “Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee Beans” and “Brain Octane Oil” though. Making Bulletproof Coffee with these ingredients is claimed to give improved IQ and cognitive function.

Dave Asprey (the ‘Bulletproof’ founder) also recommends using a French Press or Pour Over Method. He likes taking the time to slowly pour his hot water over the grounds in the Pour Over Method. I’m not sure I want to suffer that delay getting to my first cup of the morning.

I see that Picnik, both a Restaurant and Food Truck here in Austin, serves Bulletproof coffee. Perhaps I’ll try it there first before committing to the process myself.

Have you tried it? What do you think?

IEEE Central Texas Section March newsletter posted

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I finished editing the March issue of the Central Texas Section newsletter, The Analog, earlier this week and posted it. Among other items, it contains a list of both IEEE and non-IEEE events that will be held over the next 45 days. All of the IEEE technical events are open to the public.

If you live in Central Texas and are interested in technology, join us at one of the meetings.

http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/archive/Analog/2017-03-Analog.html

February 2017 IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter Published

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I finally wrapped up the February issue of the IEEE Central Texas Section newsletter and published it. If you live in Central Texas and are interested in Tech, you will find many meetings mentioned that you may be interested in.

All of our technical meetings are open to the public, so please join us. Take advantage of the technical discussion and add new members to your personal network.

USA, Texas, Austin – 827Ray’s

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As we have over the past few years, my wife and I went out with friends on Christmas Eve for dinner. This year we went to 827Ray’s located at 3519  Ranch Road 620 N, just West of Mansfield Dam in Austin.

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We tried three appetizers: the Meat and Cheese Board, Baked Goat Cheese and Beef Carpaccio. All were well received. I had a Grilled Filet Mignon as my main course and it was a very good steak. This is definitely a place I would return to for the steak.

If you are in far North Austin, this is a great place for a steak. It is rated at 4 stars on Yelp and 4+ stars on OpenTable. The meals range from $30-60, so it is not an inexpensive restaurant.


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IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter Posted

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I was delayed a little by Christmas travel, but the January issue of the IEEE Central Texas Section newsletter, The Analog, has been posted. It can be read on-line here.

It includes upcoming events sponsored by IEEE as well as other events that may be of interest to engineers. IEEE technical meetings are open to all interested parties.

If you live in the Central Texas and you are interested in Tech you may want to join us at one of these events.