Sorry, folks. Over the last few days I’ve felt like I’ve been hit on the head with a dull stick. It’s a good thing I took time off from work, because if I were there, I would likely be staring at the screen of my computer, wondering what all those funny symbols mean.
Likewise, I’ve stayed away from my blog because blank space on the blog is marginally better than “Duhhhhhh. I likes chockomunk ice cream!”
OK, so I did build a robot. I followed some instructions, and it is just the trainer robot for the Star Wars version of MindStorms. But it has a brain at least. It can respond to light! (see marginally viewable video here). He’s only got one motor and one sensor, and he’s using one of his built-in programs. I’ll have to start working with the other set Maggie got me before I can start doing neat stuff like downloading Java programs to a robot. I dunno what type of robot I ought to build.
BTW: Happy New Year and all. I’m not one to believe that it’s possible to tempt fate, but I remember thinking that 2004 was bad (I think it was the election, mainly) and being glad to see it in the past. Well, 2005 turned out to have some really ugly surprises in store.
But I guess ugly surprises are part of growing up. So, my wishes for 2006 are going to be simple. Health, and appreciating what we have that’s good. To keep it interesting, I hope we can through in a good laugh more often than not.