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Thursday, February 8th 2001 12:27am

I finished my first entry into the 5k web design contest. I haven't submitted it yet because I'm not sure they have solidified everything for the 2001 contest. Check it out in art section...it's titled "authoring deconstructed".

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Sunday, February 4th 2001 11:58am

Newly discovered fact: Anybody that prefers a trackball to a mouse shouldn't be allowed to own or operate a computer.

Is it really a coincidence that the large building with the Purina logo is dangerously close to the animal shelter?

I managed to get a hold of the Ohgr album "Welt" before its release. I still haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but it is strange. Not really at all what I expected, but I think I like it. Very popish, very technoish (for lack of a better term), but certainly interesting.

Oh yeah, and I'm still a Napster junkie.

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Monday, January 29th 2001 10:19am

I managed to throw up a really simple page for the serial servo controller. Not a whole lot of content there yet, but at least its a start. If only the thing worked properly...bah.

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Sunday, January 28th 2001 3:47pm

Another update on the serial servo controller: Apparently I wasn't restoring the FSR register correctly in my interrupt handler...*that* is what caused the servo to jitter even when turned off...

It will still jitter (albeit a *very* small amount) when turned on....more to come later...

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Sunday, January 28th 2001 2:53pm

Well, I've done quite a bit more work on the serial servo controller. I've finished implementing the pin/timer interrupt combination for handling incoming RS232. The method works and has been successfully incorporated into the servo control code.

Note to self: "Interrupt flag bits get sent when an interrupt condition occurs regardless of the state of its corresponding enable bit or the global enable bit, GIE." - taken directly from the PIC data sheet.

I could have saved mucho timeo by reading that in the first place. :)

Unfortunately, the servo still jitters occasionally. Even when turned off. Obviously, this shouldn't happen. I'm off to more troubleshooting...

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Sunday, January 21st 2001 10:56pm

First: I'm a Napster junkie.

Second: It came to me in a late night vision...I must fix this servo jitter problem. We must set a timer to interrupt for each bit so that we don't block for the whole incoming serial byte...this is going to get tricky!

Third: The hockey game was really exiciting tonight. What a comeback! We won in a shoot-out. I thought we were going to lose for sure.

Fourth: Those dogs next door are annoying. They made me miss my Sunday night required TV viewing. I blame them completely.

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Sunday, January 14th 2001 3:20pm

Quick fix to the weblog here: I noticed that the hour and day both had leading zeros, which isn't really necessary, so I changed it up. Should look a little better, but I guess I'm just being picky. :-)