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Bill Haley

Growing up I never noticed how chauvinistic some of Bill Haley's lyrics were. Sort of ruins the songs for me now.
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Dear Swissco:

In future when attaching the bristles to your otherwise very nice bath brushes you might want to consider the use of waterproof glue given that there is the possibility that one of said brushes might at some point get wet.

Sincerely, tww1fa
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Making my own toys

I just finished building The Ornery Machine. It's my version of The Most Useless Machine Ever which is a version of the original 1950's Ultimate Machine conceived by Marvin Minsky and built by Claude Shannon.

Here's a video of it in action:


The electronic guts consist of the toggle switch shown, a microswitch, an ATTiny13 microcontroller, a battery box, a diode and a standard R/C servo.

I'll be producing an Instructable shortly with the schematic and microcontroller code.
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I seem to have caught a cold. Strange expression, that. "Caught a cold" as if I'd gone out with traps and snares and an orange vest in an attempt to bag the elusive Rhinovirus. Do I need a license to catch a cold? Apparently not.

I think we'd be better served by the expression "A cold caught me."
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Just back from spending most of the day sailing in the Sacramento river delta. It was the first time I've been on a sailboat, and it was a lot of fun. Learned how to tack and steer! It could have been a little warmer, but all in all a great day. Now time for dinner and TV :)
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