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Thursday, December 5th 2002 8:10am
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Tuesday, December 3rd 2002 11:03am

You know, the first cup of coffee that comes out (before the pot is entirely full) is basically espresso. It's good, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it "thins" out the rest of the pot when you drink it.

My brother and I caught Sigur Ros up in Seattle last Tuesday. It was a great show, totally hypnotic and drony. A good time was had. I also kicked his ass in the great-family-ping-pong tourny of '02... :)

I'm having a really hard time NOT reformatting to install Linux as my primary desktop. I suppose I could keep a Win2k partition around "just in case" and also for those very few games I never play...it's just so much work. I really can't think of anything that I do on any regular basis that can't be accomplished (perhaps better) on a Linux setup.

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Thursday, November 21st 2002 11:27pm

Since a good deal of my time has been spent trying to finish up the LED sign project, I seem to be putting more notes on that page than here. Soooo...for the latest on what I've been up to, go there. :)

I'll have a finished LED sign yet, dammit!

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Sunday, November 17th 2002 10:32am

A few more notes posted on the LED sign page. It's coming along nicely.

After waiting entirely too long, it looks like we're going to see "Punch Drunk Love" finally today. I'm stoked.

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Friday, November 15th 2002 2:46pm

Much rejoicing! Lots of progress on the LED sign! I now have a working display with full computer control. Sweet. There's still some work to be done, but I really think that the worst is behind me. The main things left are: adding/tweaking some assembly code, improving the PC side software, making a PCB, and finishing up some chassis touches. Keep checking back for progress updates.

Oh yeah, and I also threw up a silly little page for the Rice-a-Roni PIC programmer. :) Stupid, but fun!

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Tuesday, November 12th 2002 3:14pm

Wow! That's about all I can say right. Negativland never cease to impress me. Their latest creation, Death Sentences of the Polished and Structurally Weak, showed up in the mail today...and man, it's the best purchase I've made in a while. The book is fantastic, and the accompanying soundtrack is mind blowing...although admittedly I'm probably into the soundtrack thing more than most people. Dark. Raw. Sick. Amazing! This proves, once again, that Negativland are the m a s t e r s.

On a similar note, I also scored self-produced King Missile III "The Psychopathology of Everyday Life" (yeah, you didn't even know they had a new release...neither did I!)...but I haven't been able to give it a good listen yet. Total props on the self release though...

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Tuesday, November 12th 2002 12:31am

I've been doing some additional work on the LED sign in an attempt to get it working in some form or fashion....and I made some scratch ass messy notes on that page to reflect that. I'm not entirely sure just how much I like the current approach that will require a PC connection at all times to change/update the dipslay (I'd much rather shove the stuff into a flash card or even an EEPROM somewhere so that the PC can relax a little more), but I think it does provide the most flexibility.

And yeah, I still haven't managed to put a page up for the wack little Elmo guitar I sliced apart...and I still haven't taken a pic of my Rice-a-Roni PIC programmer...I will...soon though.