### In Love Unraveled

Inspired by "Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines" of Pablo Neruda (a favorite of mine) and a blog post by Don Tuite of Electronic Design ("Engineers Who Write (For a Living)), I've composed the poem below.

One bright July Morning,
I sat in a pensive stare,
Filled with troubled feelings,
Perhaps more than I could bear.

The birds outside chirped in blight,
Ignorant of life's afflictions,
But little did I know that tonight,
My dreams would change direction.

As sudden as a shooting star,
That grants one's deepest desires,
Something caught my eye from afar,
That would set my heart on fire.

There she was the daughter of Venus,
Envied by her own mother,
For hers were the hearts of countless men,
Hers until a time no one knew when.

Then,
I made a wish to the keeper of time,
A foolish wish made by a man in love,
To freeze that moment, that second forever,
To dream that we were happily together.

Another moment passed,
A wish in vain,
More moments and I found,
A dream insane.

For the one whose beauty so coveted by many,
And as sudden as the falling skies,
My heart turned dark and lonely.

Filled with troubled feelings,
I sat there once more,
One bright July morning,
In a pensive stare forevermore.

### Calculator Techniques for the Casio FX-991ES and FX-991EX Unraveled

In solving engineering problems, one may not have the luxury of time. Most situations demand immediate results. The price of falling behind schedule is costly and demeaning to one's reputation. Therefore, every bit of precaution must be taken to expedite calculations. The following introduces methods to tackle these problems speedily using a Casio calculator FX-991ES and FX-991EX.

►For algebraic problems where you need to find the exact value of a dependent or independent variable, just use the CALC or [ES] Mode 5 functions or [EX] MENU A functions.

►For definite differentiation and integration problems, simply use the d/dx and integral operators in the COMP mode.

►For models that follow the differential equation: dP/dx=kt and models that follow a geometric function(i.e. A*B^x).

[ES]
-Simply go to Mode 3 (STAT) (5)      e^x
-For geometric functions Mode 3 (STAT) 6 A*B^x
-(Why? Because the solution to the D.E. dP/dx=kt is an exponential function e^x.
When we know the boundary con…

### Common Difficulties and Mishaps in 6.004 Computation Structures (by MITx)

Updated:
May 6, 2018
VLSI Project: The Beta Layout [help needed]Current Tasks: ►Complete 32-bit ALU layout [unpipelined] in a 3-metal-layer C5 process. ►Extend Excel VBA macro to generate code for sequential instructions (machine language to actual electrical signals).
Current Obstacles/Unresolved Decisions:
►Use of complementary CMOS or pass transistor logic (do both? time expensive, will depend on sched.
►Adder selection: Brent-Kung; Kogge Stone; Ladner Fischer (brent takes up most space but seems to be fastest, consider fan-out) [do all? time expensive, will depend on sched.)
►layout requirements and DRC errors