Finished Goblet of Fire a few weeks ago, so I can resume
normal life. No, I'm not going to tell you who dies. Got a
Kinesis Contour keyboard, in an attempt to address my RSI.
It's nice to use my thumbs for backspace and enter, but I
don't like the way I have to reach with my thumbs to hold
ctrl and enter. The perfect keyboard has not yet been
I've got a Compaq
iPaq on order, along with the PCMCIA sleeve. Looking
forward to the GPS and camera sleeves, although they're
still deep in development. Yes, of course, I'm going to reflash it with Linux.
I suppose the Microsoft crap doesn't suck so very badly, but
I know there'll be an itch I want to scratch, and no way is
it worth learning Microsoft tools in order to do it.
I wish electronic design was easier. I wish that
made a digitally-controlled motor. I want to tell the motor
"Go here and take X ms to do it." It could make a lot of
neat hacks much easier to do. Another hack I'm closer to
actually doing is to take a PIC or 8051 with an A/D
converter, and hook it to a hobbyist servomotor. I'll
generate the pulse needed to control it, and measure the
motor drive signal with the A/D. When the motor gets
driven, I'll command the motor to run in that direction.
That way, I could position something by hand, and yet also
instruct the computer to move it back to that position.
In my copious spare time,