The end (updated)

I have made few attempts to keep this space updated and relevant over the past year, page but ultimately failed. I have nearly completed my PhD so I have gotten extremely busy with finishing experiments and writing/editing my thesis. I still do analog and digital design in my day-to-day life, troche except, ambulance most of that work cannot be published here directly. I no longer plan on updating microblog, however, I will leave it up for at least the forthcoming months until the end of the internet in case anyone is interested in saving some information. Thank you readers, it has been a great ride!

Update: I had no idea that there were so many readers, so I will not disappoint and will do my best to keep this content up indefinitely. I may add in the future, but it will not be nearly as frequent as it was in the past.

P.S. I will be looking for an industry job in medical device design in the coming spring, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you are looking for an engineer.

18 thoughts on “The end (updated)

  1. Matt Swann

    To echo Diego’s comment above — thanks for the great dies you sent my way, and thanks for your eye-opening photos. I wasn’t aware of how much beauty lay hidden within an IC’s plastic shell.

    Best of luck!

  2. David

    You know I’m sad, I’ve been checking back often to see if there has been any updates- I love your website as it is similar to stuff I do.(I’m currently in my first year of my PhD in Bioengineering) I’d love to hear about where and what you end up doing.

  3. nico Post author

    Thanks for the kind words, I will do my best to post sporadic updates but I no longer have the time for regular posts. Best of luck on your PhD!

  4. Keith

    Hey, I work for a fast growing medical tech company, emphasis on disinfection in the UK. I know this isn’t your line of expertise, but if you not having any luck, drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.

    p.s. Interesting work you’ve been doing

  5. bix

    This blog is a source of valuable information, thanks Nico!
    Before a hundred people bring your servers to knees trying to backup it, how about making an official backup and sending it to a public torrent tracker to make it live forever?

  6. Omega

    Only just now discovered this via the Hackaday post, spent a bunch of time looking through it and already found quite a few very useful posts.

    Please tell me this will be archived indefinitely ;-)

  7. Jake

    Oh no, why would you delete contents of this blog? There is some extremely valuable information here!

  8. nico Post author

    Thank you for the kind words. I have had numerous requests for a backup of the blog so I am realizing that it would be foolish to simply delete it. I will do my best to keep microblog hosted indefinitely and might add content sometime in the future. Thank you again to all of the readers.

  9. nicola giacobbe

    Thanks for all the good work in those years.

    If I could comment, the decision of leaving the blog alive is a good one but, as bix said, a far better solution would be to release it on torrents and let it live forever.
    Internet is built on quicksand, you know.

    Thanks again.
    nicola giacobbe

  10. Alan Parekh

    Hi Nick,

    Very sorry to hear that the blog will be going into permanent hiatus but I am extremely happy that your PhD is almost complete!

    Good luck in all your future endeavors.

    Your friend Alan

  11. captivus


    Great site! I’d be happy to either mirror or host your site for you now that you’re looking to pull it down. Please email me at the address provided if you’re interested.



  12. Silicon Archivist

    You seem to have a fair use notice at the bottom as long as you get credit, so I’m mirroring your die images as part of a die image archive at Although I get the impression you are no longer activly involved in this, I can imagine you still might have some random images rolling around and would gladly take them for the archive if you are willing to give them out. Thanks for the great images!

  13. Joe

    I loved your article on the ttl converter but I can’t seem to find it anymore. :(

    Congratulations on your PhD.

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