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If you're a consultant, then probably yes. When I was a consultant 15 years ago I updated my monster account daily. I'm now full-time employee who is not looking for a job outside of my organization.
I actually opened a linkedin account some 10+ years ago and never really used it. I've added some skills, education, and old certs but that has been several years ago. In fact, I have hidden my profile from public view because I don't want people contacting me about any jobs. I'll contact them if I find an interesting ad.
I will admit, I do have a fake linkedin account I use to lookup old friends and coworkers.
I think LinkedIn is totally useless. I made a profile there during my last job search and I get exactly zero leads of any interest from it. I found all my interesting leads through personal contacts. This was actually a first for me. Previously I found my last several jobs from people asking me to work for them. The last time I had to do the searching myself. I ended up finding my current job through an add on Craig's List. I was rather surprised but it worked out for me and I've been here two years now.
I recently changed jobs and linked-in was great to reach out to old colleagues to see if they knew of any openings. But recently is really the only time I ever used it. I only update it when I change jobs.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Drawing schematics again, this time the graphics hardware. I need a graphics chip (or a modern FPGA based replacement). It should be obtainable and of course offer as many features (HW sprites, resolution, colors, fonts...) as possible, while not requiring too much from the little 8 bit CPU that's going to use it.
Really great chips from the 8 bit age, like the Atari ANTIC, are almost completely unavailable, at least if you don't want to rip apart perfectly working old computers. They also often were designed to work together with a chipset and can get a little complicated when used standalone.
I have a MC6847 in my parts box, but it requires a good load of external logic and offers only a limited alphanumeric mode, but decent monochrome graphics modes (vector graphics on 8 bit computers!)
The TMS9918 needs only two DRAMs and not very much more logic. It managess this video memory itself and allows no direct access from the CPU. That makes things simple. No bus drivers or potential bus collisions. It even has some simple hardware sprites and the alphanumeric modes are better than the modes of the MC6847. Nice and well, but the 'graphics' suck. Big time. Complicated addressing, complicated color restrictions...
Do you know any alternatives? Modern FPGA replacements that produce VGA output instead of composite video?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.