Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pico's Scopes are now Linux-compatible!

New at Saelig: Linux-based Software Turns PCs Into Oscilloscopes!
PicoScope 6 For Linux allows a PC to be connected to a PicoScope USB adapter to produce a high-powered oscilloscope, FFT spectrum analyzer and data acquisition device.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March Newsletter Time!

Saelig news: New Rigol scopes, test bundles, Pico 8-ch USB3.0 scope, 70% Off Sale! Sign up today to get our monthly newsletters so you don't miss out!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mid-month Oscilloscope Sale

We ordered a large quantity of Owon SDS7072 70MHz oscilloscopes. Normally Saelig-priced at $389.00, this scope is now just $299.00* - a savings of $90 from our usual industry lowest-price - when you use special discount code found only in our newsletter. Signup NOW on our website as this offer only lasts until stocks are sold. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who needs a new scope!

Tabor Electronics (Israel) staff visit

It was good to have Tabor Electronics' International Sales manager Shimon Katzav visit us yesterday.  He shared company news and shared more details of how their signal generator products compete head-to-head wih Agilent and Tektronix offerings, but at much better prices.  They even make an Agilent product - Agilent's 81180 is made in Israel by Tabor, and is very similar to Tabor's own WX2182B.  We sell many of Tabor's signal generators and RF amplifiers; and their PXI cards are NI-compatible. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

COTS Journal

COTS Journal just published another of my articles this month, highlighting military vehicle maintenance.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Nine Things Happy People Don't Do

Bottom Line Personal Magazine just had an article on this topic:

Happy People Don't:

1)  blame other people for their problems

2)  don't overreact to the present moment

3)  don't use negative language

4)  don't feel trapped

5)  don't focus on a single passion

6)  don't dwell on past failures

7)  don't hang around unhappy people

8)   don't gossip

9)  don't procrastinate

Here's 7 more:

I agree -  do you?

Friday, February 7, 2014

25 Wildly Awesome Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs
  1. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics founder
  2. “No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected.” – Lynda Barry, author and cartoonist
  3. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO
  4. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the b*****ds get you down.” – Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder
  5. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump, The Trump Organization president
  6. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder
  7. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
  8. “Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. They’ll be the richest, the most successful, the most connected, capable and influential among us. We’re all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we’ll make.” – Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO
  9. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
  10. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder
  11. “Walk the walk: model to your team what you find most important in the way you think, behave, and make decisions.” – Julia Hartz, Eventbrite co-founder and president
  12. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
  13. “Make time less precious. We are way too efficient, making use of every hour, every minute. When you were a kid, didn’t you just spend hours poking sticks in the mud, climbing trees and sitting in them, looking at shells and seaweed that washed up on the shoreline? Time was not precious then, we weren’t trying to stuff an accomplishment into every minute every day, we had time for thoughts and feelings. That was good!” – Caterina Fake, Flickr founder
  14. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post Media Group president
  15. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder
  16. “You can have as much influence and networking and friends in high places as you can, but if you don’t work hard you can’t really get there.” – Sandy Jen, Meebo co-founder and CTO
  17. “It doesn’t matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you’re an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company.” – Guy Kawasaki, Alltop co-founder and entrepreneur
  18. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder
  19. “Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don’t believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you’re likely to have issues.” – Larry Page, Google co-founder
  20. “There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.” – Anita Roddick, The Body Shop founder
  21. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
  22. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney president
  23. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder
  24. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions, OWN founder
  25. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” – Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart publisher

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Servant leadership

Sandi Krakowski writes in Enterpreneur Magazine: We live in a world where the chase for power is increasing....  There is a better way. It’s called Servant Leadership, and it can be applied in workplaces and homes ...leading by example and helping the people around you. Using it allows you to go further in all areas of life, rather than pursuing positional leadership that dominates and dictates your employees.
These are old-fashioned values, relying on the keys of serving others: listening, having empathy and working in a culture that upholds a commitment to the growth of the people while simultaneously growing the company.

This matches our own philosophy at Saelig (see

Monday, February 3, 2014

New photo and video capabilities

We moved into our new larger space in November 2012 and dedicated one large room as a photographic studio.  We've used it a lot for still photography and product photos (including some 360degree shots like this:  And now we're getting better at video production and editing.  Check out our new video that our Tech Support Engineer Fawzy Taha did, describing ABI Electronics PCB test equipment: