Many years ago a friend of mine told me that if I don't start doing something serious, meaning to play with FPGAs like Xilinx Spartan 3, or Altera Cyclone II, she will not talk to me...
I promised her that I will, when the time come, and then she stopped talking to me. Such a mistake, because she could have helped me a lot... (This is an almost true story.)
But... Anyway, it seems the time for FPGA and doing some hardware design is about to come, supported by few friends with real experience. :)
Let me introduce you Boyan and Yuliana, B&J - the enginners who have designed and implemented this Spartan-3 board from scratch! Soldered by hand(!) by Yuliana... She is a magician... :-o