Join us at the GLA conferences Oct 28, 2020

You may have noticed that we did not schedule a webinar this month. That is because I have been busy putting together a presentation with Tom McQuillan of Tom’s LabVIEW Adventure fame on the Gang of Four for the GLA Summit on November 9th.

We’ve decided to redo...

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How To Be An AntiRacist book reviews Oct 26, 2020

Occassionally on this blog, I write about things that appear to have nothing to do with LabVIEW. This is one of those times. Although I do think this topic is relevant to anyone who works in a team setting, which is most of us. Most teams these days tend to be diverse, so I think we would all...

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Don’t Waste Time Manually Writing Documentation Oct 21, 2020

We all know documentation is important. Our software will likely need to be updated and upgraded at some point, oftentimes by another person who is unfamiliar with it. Even if we are the ones doing the updates we may not remember all the important details. That is why documentation is so...

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Good Content book reviews Oct 19, 2020

You may be aware of our Virtual Coffee events. If you are not, just send me an email to sam (at) sasworkshops (dot) com and I’ll send you an invite. Several of us who attend the Virtual Coffee, also run our own businesses. Malcolm Myers was nice enough to start a little side group just for...

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PPL Paths how to Oct 14, 2020

As some of you may know, we host a Virtual Coffee on Tuesday mornings. It started out as a part of our local LabVIEW User Group ALARM. A bunch of us ALARM members would get together every couple weeks in person for coffee. When COVID hit, we couldn’t do that so we started meeting over Zoom....

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DQMH Podcast Interview coding philosophy Oct 12, 2020

I had previously mentioned the DQMH podcast. Chris just posted an interview that I did with him a few weeks ago. If you are interested in what we are doing here at SAS Workshops and learning more about how we can help you, then be sure to check it out. We talk a lot about what...

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How Linux Works book reviews Oct 07, 2020

This is a book that has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I started using Linux about 5 years ago when I started my own business. Starting out on my own required me to be my own IT guy so I setup a Redmine and SVN server. The easiest way I found was to use Turnkey Linux. Around the same...

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Tech Debt Day coding philosophy software engineering Oct 05, 2020

A friend of mine posted the video below and I was immediately struck by it. Guilty as charged. I am definitely a procrastinator in many areas of my life. If you watch the video until the end, you’ll find out that we all are on some level. Even if you are great at managing deadlines, there...

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DQMH Podcast frameworks Sep 30, 2020

It’s offical! The DQMH podcast form Chris Farmer at Wired-in Software has been officially released! It’s exciting to have some new listening material about LabVIEW!

It’s been a while since we have had a good LabVIEW Podcast. We used to have VIshots...

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Oh Shit Git Sep 28, 2020

So, I have written a bit about Git lately. I’ve spent a fair amount studying and thinking about Git and how we use it. As part of that research I stumbled upon a really useful and humorous site called ohshitgit.

oh shit git!
Here is an example from oh shit git.

Oh Shit Git covers 9...

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Camtasia software tools Sep 23, 2020

I have been working on putting together some prerecorded online classes. I have been using Camtasia and Snagit a lot lately, so I thought I would do a quick writeup on them. I first discovered these tools when doing some videos for NI. That is what they had recommended for doing screen captures....

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The Richest Man in Babylon book reviews Sep 21, 2020


I have been listening to Dave Ramsey since I got out of college. His principles did help me to pay off all of my college debt and start off on the right foot. I have been listening to conservative financial advice ever since then. I had heard of “The Richest Man in Babylon” many...

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