Thursday, July 19, 2018

Joel Avrunin is starting a new job, but will keep blogging

I've been debating what to do with this blog since I started a new position.  After 12 years with Tektronix, I have become the Director of Sales for Science Instruments at a company called Picarro.

Picarro, Inc. is the world's leading-provider of greenhouse gas and stable isotope instruments, which are used in a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications, including: atmospheric science, air quality, greenhouse gas measurements, gas leak detection, food safety, hydrology, ecology and more. The company's products are all developed and manufactured at Picarro's Santa Clara, CA headquarters and exported to countries worldwide. Picarro's products are based on dozens of patents related to cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) technology. Picarro’s solutions are unparalleled in their precision, ease of use, portability, and reliability.

My plan is to keep sharing cool stuff I learn, so stay tuned!

Video Compression - Best explanation I've seen

I wanted to share this cool video I found on video compression.  Tom Scott explains why video gets blocky when they shoot off confetti.  I've tried to explain this to people a lot, but I've never seen it shown so well.