Internships at AESTE

Listen to one of the interns here talk a little about his internship experience at AESTE. The work we do is HARD – but fruitful. The working culture here is different – in a good way. You get to meet other interesting people – who will enrich you. An internship Read more…

Misunderstood Motivations

In the latest blog entry from one of our AESTE interns, he raised a couple of pertinent questions with regards to the very raison d’etre at AESTE. I thought that this might be an opportune time to address the issue. First, I shall address a very commonly held misconception – Read more…

Coach & Grow

Seems like there is a new programme from Cradle – the only pre-seed fund available in Malaysia. They seem to only go after the serious entrepreneurs, which is a good thing. CGP Introduction View more presentations from cgpprogram Disclaimer: Cradle is an AESTE client. That said, I do think that Read more…

Farewell Makan #2

Two of our interns will be leaving us by the end of August. It’s tradition here to treat everyone to a farewell makan when people leave. However, since August will be Ramadhan, we had to bring forward the farewell so that everyone could partake in it. For the farewell makan Read more…

Clustering Icarus Verilog

Icarus Verilog is a popular open-source digital circuit simulator distributed as part of gEDA. While it is a fast simulator, it runs largely single-threaded and does not exploit the modern developments in computing. Depending on the complexity of the circuit involved, a single simulation run can be fairly time consuming. Read more…

Upgraded Office Plans

Our office plans have been upgraded! This is the new layout of the office plan. Compared to the previous one, there are a few changes. Firstly, the lounge area has been turned into another meeting area. The sofa has been removed. This mini meeting area is particularly suitable for close Read more…

Power Debugging

This EETimes article has a good overview on how to do power-debugging. At AESTE, we are working on something similar but for a slightly more sinistre purpose. However, looking at something like this is extremely encouraging as we know that there are others out there working along the same lines Read more…

DistCC Workstation Cluster

Another good thing to do with a bunch of work-stations is to combine their computing capabilities to speed up complex tasks. One such complex task in an engineering company is compiling code. Thankfully, there are useful solutions to this problem that can be implemented easily. Guide here. It took about Read more…

GlusterFS Workstation Cluster

At our office, there are a number of work-stations used for development work. However, I have a small concern about the safety of the files on these machines because they are all stored on a local hard-disk. The traditional method of backing-up would involve the use of a file-server and Read more…