Cadence License Notifier

As an intern this past summer I made a quick little perl script for notifying myself if someone else needed a Cadence license, we had a small amount of licenses available to work with so it was important to make sure that you weren’t keeping the license for too long if someone else needed it or if you were just sitting on it.

This script only needs the location of your license file, it will check if you are using cadence and if someone else becomes queued a pop-up window will warn you. If you hit ok, the pop-up box will leave you alone for 1 minute and check again.

Here I am…

…Sitting in my Principles of Electrical Engineering class, hopeful about this new blog. I decided to create this blog because of my passions for programming, computers, electronics, and in general all things with blinking lights.

It all started from when I was young, when I would stick my fingers in outlets and take apart toys that would never get put back together without at least five left over screws (they worked better without them anyways).

I knew I would become an Engineer since pre-school when I was the only kid in class making 3d architecture with Popsicle sticks while the rest of the class was stuck in the 2d world (what losers…). My friends get annoyed sometimes when I just stare into space trying to figure out how things work and the mechanics behind it. My mind is like a storm of creativity and curiosity.

I hope to update this blog as often as possible on the various moments in my life when a) I have nothing better to do and b) I find something interesting that I would like to share with the world.

Feel free to send me an email at anytime if you have any questions, or if you would like to chat about the various things I’m interested in.

Topic of the day: Currents and Voltages… the professor is rambling on about circuits, he seems to know what he’s talking about so I guess that’s a good thing.