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Mon, 22 May 2006
Sarah found some more real life whacky warning labels - 21:59
I do not know if it is the same as the
was given and he simply did not feel the need to mention this, however we
can be thankful
shared the details from the instructions. This is fun like the
got with my coffee grinder or the supposed
labels seen in the wild by various people. As the commenter on Sarah's
diary says, yay for Engrish.
Turtle velocity - 20:51
Ahh I love wikipedia sometimes, there is an article about
Theorem and it is a maths thing so get your minds out of the gutter.
I know I should not laugh but this
Did You Know on
Uncyclopedia got me giggling, "...that some species of turtle are remarkably
resistant to centrifugal force, and can reach upwards of 5000 rpm before their
wee little flippers fall off?"
Program your chest messages from Linux - 14:29
Last year at lca2005, Bob purchased
a led message display badge (AMPLUS
Ebadge) from the computer shop on campus to display messages scrolling
across my chest. The badge is pretty cool, as can be
seen on me here while
talking to Edale. At the time the program to modify the message was only available
in Windows, though it was likely to be simple to write a program on Linux that
could do this, a the time we were somewhat busy and no one bothered making it
work on Linux.
The badges are still available from the computer shop on campus, and probably
from other places, anyway Bob sat down for two hours last night, sniffed the
protocol and wrote a user space program that sets the serial port to the right
speed and pumps the necessary data across, this way you can set the message
from a command line program on Linux rather than find a windows machine (which
are somewhat rare anywhere we happen to be)
If you happen to have the badge or plan to get one, Bob has put the source
code in public accessible svn, "svn co
to get the source (or simply follow that link in a browser).