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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2016, 03:13:09 am »
The one where you bitched about the Pickit2 for almost an hour comes to mind - #841 - awful.  I recall pointing that out on the forum as well... I thought I was maybe a bit harsh - but it was a low point for sure.

So your example is one video?
That video was a real time experience I had with the product. I do videos like that occasionally. You don't have to like the format, that's fine, but please don't trash them as "awful" just because you don't like the format or the result of a real experience. Other people do like that format.
It's not like I deliberately made that video to show how crap Microchip are or something like that, I was doing ironically what this blog was originally intended to do and that is to blog my experience with something. The way things happened in that video is just how they happened in real life as I was debugging a product.
 
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2016, 04:01:36 pm »
On the PickKit2 video, I felt Dave was pretty open and honest about his experience - and one that I'm sure many, if not all, of us have encountered at least once.

Yes, he had frustrations.  Yes, he had a dummy spit or two - but anyone watching who didn't have any advanced knowledge of the PickKit2 (such as myself) could understand the battle.  You might also recall that when Dave found out the 'secret' that he was quite open in sharing that.

Software version compatibility issues, such as he experienced, are a last century subject.  We really shouldn't expect this sort of thing in a modern day bit of kit.  So when these things do raise their ugly head, you get the same reaction as Dave ... He just had the pluck to publish it - whereas I would just sit quietly and reflect upon my experience in the safety of my solitude.
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2016, 10:56:32 pm »
The one where you bitched about the Pickit2 for almost an hour comes to mind - #841 - awful.  I recall pointing that out on the forum as well... I thought I was maybe a bit harsh - but it was a low point for sure.

So your example is one video?
That video was a real time experience I had with the product. I do videos like that occasionally. You don't have to like the format, that's fine, but please don't trash them as "awful" just because you don't like the format or the result of a real experience. Other people do like that format.
It's not like I deliberately made that video to show how crap Microchip are or something like that, I was doing ironically what this blog was originally intended to do and that is to blog my experience with something. The way things happened in that video is just how they happened in real life as I was debugging a product.

Jesus Christ... I come here to post something good and we get off onto something bad.   |O  Whatever - Ted rocks, microchip continues to suck - I tried to be nice and bring some stoke and was denied - again... on with my life.    8)
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2016, 03:07:43 am »
Jesus Christ... I come here to post something good and we get off onto something bad.   |O 

You bought it up  ::)

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You bought up that my videos were awful. That's not being nice, it's taking an off-topic cheap shot, and you are surprised when you get called on it and the thread sidetracked?  :-//
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2016, 04:20:25 am »
Has any thought been given to give this awesome guy some later test gear?
Or  is well enough well enough.
Thanks Dave I hope at that age I am still going at it ( if I reach that age )
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2016, 04:38:14 am »
I am in two minds about offering him any test gear.

He is obviously very well aware of the fundamentals of the moving coil meter and has several examples of some really old school kit - and it works for him.  Giving him something could send a message that might be taken as a put-down on the gear he has known and used successfully for decades.  It might also be something so confusing or difficult to drive that he just wouldn't use it.

If it were up to me to organise a bit of kit to present to him - I'd ask him what he might like and take it from there...
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2016, 08:30:58 am »
Dave, I think you are right, modern test gear would not be wise, what about a tour through the Lab, you maybe able to arrange a community group to assist.


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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2017, 05:31:25 am »
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