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Chautauqua: an idea embedded in a place

Posted on July 22nd, 2020

I want to tell you about the place I spent summers growing up. It's called Chautauqua Institution, and it's one of the most special places in the world β€” and not just because I spent my childhood there. Chautauqua is special because it is an idea embedded in a place. The place is a small town in western New York, on the edge of the Great Lakes. Chautauqua's human-scale streets are lined with lovingly-tended gardens and charming Victorian cotta...

Digital vs analog error correction

Posted on May 3rd, 2020

The purpose of this writeup was to summarize something interesting I learned recently, to make sure I understood it. I figured others might find it interesting, too. ~ ~ ~ Digital signal processing corrects for errors better than its analog counterpart. This is one of the reasons why modern electronics are always digital. Concretely, let's say you have a digital component that expects either 0V or 10V, and it outputs the same value it receiv...