Monthly Archives: April 2010

It's 3:30 am

This is now officially the latest I have ever driven home from work. I went back in at 12:15am this morning after spending 3 hours on remote desktop re-reading and then redesigning a colleague’s code. Seeing the bug in the lab cleared up the last remaining questions, and now tomorrow I just have to write the correct fix and send it out for review.

In other news, I saw Kick-Ass tonight. I personally found it quite funny and a great movie, but I suspect many will disagree with that assessment. Fair warning: if the notion of an 11-year-old girl running around killing people is at all unsettling or distasteful to you, do NOT watch the movie. (Seriously). But it’s good.

And I’m tired. Sleep.

The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk

Box Code: Gray-J

It is with a substantial degree of embarassment that I admit I have far underperformed the expectations of this great communal endeavor.  I’ve had the Gray-J box from The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk since August of last year, and have just today finally sent it onward :-/

Since I’m clearly not active enough with my electronics puttering to make great use of the contents, I’ve decided to acquire just two items:

  • A set of small screwdrivers
  • A USB-Serial adapter

In return, I’ve added to the box:

  • A fully functional (and extremely hackable) JP1 remote complete with parallel port programming adapter
  • Two Analog Devices microcontroller kits with programmers and software
  • A USB-to-Parallel adapter (might come in handy for the JP1 programmer 🙂 )
  • A Microsoft Fingerprint Reader with open source linux drivers.  Doesn’t work with 64-bit windows nor Windows 7, but might have some fun internal parts to hack at, or could be fun just to toss on an existing linux-based project.

Enjoy, Ben!