Welcome to my blog, "Commented Out", where I tell stories of product development, finding bugs, solving electronics design problems and generally looking at embedded firmware development and deployment.

I've gained experience across a few technologies in my career so far, but electronics and software is a fast growing field which can quickly leave you behind if you don't make an effort to keep up. So I am entering a period of retraining.

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I'm also going to be using this blog as a way of documenting my progress during my retraining period. I'll be learning a range of different technologies and keeping notes here which I hope will be helpful to others as they start out on the same path, or at least be something for me to look back on as I learn.

At this point, I'm not going to list which technologies will be included, so you should check back regularly to see if there is one you are interested in, or subscribe to the RSS feed. Posts will be tagged appropriately so you will be able to easily group posts by topic. It has taken me a while to work out a way to do blogging without spending hours learning web development, but I am not going to go into details of how this blog works in this post. Maybe in a future post, once I find out that it all works.

So there will be a mixture of posts looking back at previous work, and posts looking forward at technologies which are new to me, and might be new to you. Hopefully you can learn something here.

This article was updated on August 6, 2019