3 Mar 2003 BenFrantzDale   » (Journeyer)

Having a digital camera continues to rock.

I went to a wine tasting today. I had no idea white desert wines existed. They are hardly wine. One could say they are just candy, but at the same time, I quite like them. I'm impressed.

I watched AI for the first time last night and really liked it. Like many I'd heard mixed reviews and didn't watch it in theaters. I still don't completely know what to think, other than that it's interesting. It did make me feel deeply sad, though, more than any movie I can remember.

In robotics, my group has droped the Palm Pilot Robot made by Acroname in favor of a Handy Board powering a Lego robot. It amazes me how difficult the Acroname robot was to work with. Granted we were using GCC which is unsupported, but their API really seemed hackish, complete with #define-ing blocks of code to create cross-platform compatability. Yuck.

The Handy Board worked great the first time, complete with awsome step-by-step photo instructions included in the Linux Wizard we used. If you are writing a wizard fore configuring hardware, try using real photos, it really increases your “it worked for me” credability, if nothing else.

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