November 20th, 2005

pce

Testing The Blackfin Stamp, Report from Microsoft

Got an Analog Devices Blackfin processor based board (BF533 Stamp) yesterday - it's a completely `Free' design, runs uClinux and even has a Tux logo on the PCB!. Just got time to plug in a serial cable and see it booting - real cool stuff!

Had a long chat with Sandeep and Antony - Sandeep was quite enthusiastic about his work at Microsoft - says it's a good company to work for! Bill.G is making lots of money, but it seems he is giving away a lot of it for charity - whether this is a publicity stunt or not, if his money is bringing comfort to the needy, he should be a better man than many of us who love to portray him as the devil.