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Monday, February 26th 2001 10:05am

I dropped a bunch of money this weekend on a new receiver...it's nice. No more running home entertainment on the stereo I've owned since I was a sophmore in high school...I've got some real equipment now! Whoopie! Time to get a subwoofer and a center channel...Muhahaha.

I scored a copy of Clive Barker's Undying and played it for a while last night. Excellent game! I don't care what STM says, I can certainly feel the Clive influence. And...as much as I hate to admit it...certain parts have actually scared me. The down side is that the thing is pretty intensive and my PC is under par. I guess I'll dick with the configuration and see if I can get it to run a bit smoother.

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Monday, February 12th 2001 12:42am

Guess what? I share a birthday with Abraham Lincoln and Christina Ricci.

I got my dart board hung up this afternoon. For some reason I have to wonder why they allow us to throw such pointy objects.

And yes, as a matter of fact I do have a good use for that old can of franks and beans sitting in the back of your cupboard that you're never going to eat.

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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...