Rachel said her first word this week! She looked right at her mom, lit up with the most wonderful smile, and clearly said "Hi!" We're such the proud parents. :^)
Got my first controls project done. It's kind of a thrill to actually see this hunk of steel, mess of tubes and wiring, and rapidly rotating blades actually move and do something useful to large pallets of plywood.
Of course, like any program, there were bugs. Lots of them. :^( But after consultation with someone who knew what they were doing, and two complete rewrites, there's finally a PLC program in there that I'm happy with. And that should never do anything unpleasant like start up unexpectedly after a power burp. :^/
I finally got a useful first cut of the Bonobo API docs generated; anyone who cares can preview by grabbing from http://www.bright.net/~zfrey/techstuff/gnome /bonobo-api.tar.gz. Feedback welcome. Yes, I know it's just a skeleton.