Monday, August 26, 2013

La Ronde

Went out to the La Ronde Amusement Park on St Helen's Island. Won't have gone myself (who goes to these alone anyways?) but my colleagues went as a bunch so it was a good opportunity to check it out.

I wonder if the weekdays would be a better time to visit, as I was there from about 12 to half past 5, and only rode five of the rides - most of the time was spent waiting in line.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Short Diversion: Allegro

A piece I've been working on for almost a month.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Weather Cooling Down?

No, not really! It's been warming up the past few days, and it's a warm 28 degrees right now.

And in other news, internet access has finally been restored after over two and a half weeks. So much stuff I wanna post but sooo lazy to do so.

Here's some random art I saw.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Weather cooling down

Internet has been down for over 2 weeks thanks to the cable to my house being damaged. Boo.... the Bell techs came last Saturday, told me the cable need to be re-run, and that someone would turn up the following day but I heard nothing from them till yesterday. Boo.

In theory, it will be fixed tomorrow evening, but we'll see what happens. In the mean time I've got loads of reading, gaming and music writing done, so life chugs on, just without youtube and email :P

Weather has been cooling down alot lately, I have to wear a jacket to work. Earlier this week it was cool enough to engage my room's thermostat. Guess that's it for summer!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Due is in the house!

I haven't yet powered it up, as I still need to install the Arduino IDE on my linux box - sidegraded to Linux Mint recently and it is barebones setup for Houdini. In addition, the parts I ordered were missing a few pieces, most critically... solder >.>

A few sensors were also not available, so, le sigh. Ah well. I have enough to test the com ports lol.

EDIT: So, finally got around to installing the IDE, it required a few touches; first, the ia32 libs to be installed. Next, I had to add my user to the dialout group, if not I could not use the virtual com port.If not, it works! And there's snazzy progress bars too :3