Wednesday, December 13, 2006
a cascode amplifier...i've read about that somewhere before...remember having a dialogue aboutwhether it was a cascade or a cascode...i'd read it in another place before that, too, so i'd said it was actually cascode, but a cascade amp existed too...pretty arbit line of thought, really, but nevertheless this is the only reaction this question can induce me to give. only yesterday while going through the appendix of the electronics book (in a non-committal sort of way), i realized that that was information i needed, the knowledge i wanted. i don't want to know the values of voltages for which i'll get such and such currents or something, i am satisfied in knowing that large voltages in live wires will stand a good chance of killing me. that's it. what i do want to know is how i can use the things that are already made, to make my life better. and in the process if i find something that'll make it better for others as well, then good for them! i'm not even high right now and still i'm writing crap. just passing the time; like i've written on the question paper in between the printed lines of the questions, waiting is the worst thing that i have ever experienced. waiting alone with nothing going on, knowing that there are ways in which i would (could) be doing something useful in that time instead of...well, waiting. time is the problem here. half the time allotted for this exam has gone. i don't want to get out early before anyone else. so i guess i'll write on. nothing else to do except wait, which i hate. that rhymes. i think i should get a timetable and start following that. reason is it might help me utilize more time than now and in the process rid me of a little of the guilty feeling that's aalways on me - the knowledge of wasting time. watching it slip by like anglers watch the river go by on lazy saturday afternoons, inert and at peace. how they can be at peace in such a situtation is beyond me. must be a very self-satisfied lot, those anglers. i can't decide whether i like them or hate them. they just are. if i would've been in an angry mood, i guess i would've hated them. but i'm tolerant right now, of everything.