Shiny shiny iphone app

Browsing on the iphone app store, I found a wordpress posting app. it’s pretty well written, and offers enough functionality to post to the blog.

now I don’t have to wait until I get home to wrote my daily entry! Woot!


TechShop, TechShop, happy happy TechShop

Project secret with Ani continues, and I’m headed back to the techshop with two gallons of RDX silicone to make molds of the prototypes.  Also, a sheet of 1/2″ acrylic sheet … and some urethane casting resin … and a bag full of microcontroller parts.

I’ll post pictures of some of the fun bits, assuming I don’t ruin the camera in the process.



little perfections…

I’m working with a friend (Ani) on a new project to control something with an arduino.  It involves motors, midi, hardware and software.  To make it easy to work with the Arduino LilyPad, I’ve mounted it on an acrylic base that I whipped up at the TechShop in about half an hour.   Sometimes things just come together so well, I can believe in little perfections.   Here’s the finished product:

Arduino Lilypad on Custom Stand

OOOoo shiny

The posts for 2/2 and 2/3 are private.   One of the things I don’t yet know how to do in WordPress is have a private post that shows up on the main page, but only reads -private-.

I spent a wonderful day in the south bay today.   Breakfast and Lunch were courtesy of the Mountain View Farmers Market on Castro.   A beef piroshki, but also some indian flatbread filled with spinach.   Later went exploring in the south bay and tasted wines from Bargetto, Armida, Bonny Doon, Solea, and a number of others.   I picked up a fantastic vintage port from a small producer, and only 375ml .. because a bigger bottle would have been $45!



Hippy new Beer!

Happy new year everyone!   It’s traditional to make new year’s resolution lists, and I’m hardly one to break tradition.   In the upcoming year, my goals are to:

  • Bring at least one entrepreneureal enterprise from sketchpad to market
  • Earn at least $100,000 and invest at least $30,000
  • Learn to properly play the third movement of the Moonlight Sonata from end to finish
  • Visit New Zealand
  • Lose 50 pounds and go out and walk at least every other day
  • Bike at least once a week
  • Draw at least one webcomic a week, and post it here.
  • Write in this blog at least once a day, every day, for 365 days.

None of these are impossible goals.   Some will take more work than others.   Lets see how I do!