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Hi. I'm Joshua Wise, and this is my web site. I'm an engineer of varying sorts, but primarily I've been into chip stuff lately. Also exciting to me sometimes is programming language theory, as well as the concept behind various physical engineering challenges. Periodically I build cool things; probably the most exciting thing that I've designed to date was VirtexSquared, a system-on-chip on a Virtex-5. (For more on my work, see the Projects section of my site.) In 2011, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering; originally, I'm from Wayland, Massachusetts. As of July 2011, I now work as an ASIC architect at NVIDIA Corporation, and live in Mountain View, CA.

This site tends towards the static side of things, but for some of the other things that I think about and do more spontaneously, you might want to check out my weblog. Particularly interesting posts include a failure analysis of a near-dataloss event; the fact that 101domain.com are either incompetent idiots, or scammers; and an in-progress photo travelogue from a trip to Israel.

Not much changes around here, but when something does, I try to list it on this home page. Here are the things that have changed over time:

  • August, 2014 – Published an article on recovering data from an SD card that I snapped in half.
  • November, 2012 – Wrote and open-sourced HoRNDIS, an Android USB tethering driver for Mac OS X.
  • September 10, 2012 – Published On Solving Hard Problems (over in the words section).
  • August 4, 2011 – Added GitHub feed to the Projects page.
  • July 1, 2011 – Migrated this site to be backed by DokuWiki, and joined the 21st century in using CSS. Readability is probably drastically improved.
  • January 16, 2011Projects page updated.
  • a while ago – The old “code” page was migrated to be a projects page.
  • a good while ago – I have a gitweb setup. If you're interested in the code that I've written but haven't seen fit to write about here / link to from here, you can now check out git.joshuawise.com.
  • a long time ago (2007) – If you came here from my high school yearbook blurb, note that there are two errors in it. In particular, please remove the right parenthesis that is the third to last character, and please remove the first underscore on the line that begins “_GMCEIAAA. It should then compile (and execute) properly. (I am still proud of that.)
  • a really long time ago (2006)A video that I made, for some reason, became popular. That was around 2006; can you believe that it was so long ago? About a year after I made it, it “went viral” (before they called it that); it was featured on Dave Barry's blog, and we saw it at least once on the evening news or something. More proof that annoying music can make anything go viral.

Anyway, if you're looking for anything else, don't hesitate to e-mail me! Thanks for stopping by.

Best regards!
joshua