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Filter news project

This my new hobby, read different news group and brief only the relevant information available in a tiddly wiki. That way I filter the spam and have something very clean and I hope to gain knowledge this way too . Sound fun right ! Lets get started !

You might be thinking that I am a knucklehead , yes I am !

Posted in Useful tools

Open Source Tools for Electronics Engineers

This is a post about various open source software available for electronics engineers . I am writing this as a note to myself !

Qucs project : Qucs is an integrated circuit simulator which means you are able to setup a circuit with a graphical user interface (GUI) and simulate the large-signal, small-signal and noise behaviour of the circuit. After that simulation has finished you can view the simulation results on a presentation page or window. See:

Free pcb: . FreePCB is a free, open-source PCB editor for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License. It was designed to be easy to learn and easy to use, yet capable of professional-quality work. It does not have a built-in autorouter, but it can use the FreeRoute web-based autorouter at

XCircuit : . Open-source circuit-design program for Unix/X11

geda: The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL’d suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools .

That’s all for now ! Enjoy!

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Django Pain Points

1) Template system :- you have to learn the a whole new config language

2) Too much special purpose abstraction , eg for SQL etc ..

Note that I am still learning 😛 . Good thing though is that once everything is setup , it is very easy to make changes . But getting it setup initially is a pain . Yeah I nearly completed the build automation stuff in python, using django for web ui !