I updated the Projects page with a new project: the Homemade Yarn Swift. Ta-da!

In other news, I’ve spent about a day working on my home computer (an iMac). Figuring I should be at least close to up-to-date, I installed Mac OS X. This was not, however, a trivial undertaking. In moving from version 9.0 to 10.2, I was required to individually install versions 9.1, 9.2, 10.0, 10.1 and 10.2. Now Apple, is there really no possible way to have one installer do that for me? I spent about 8 hours in front of my computer to do this (granted it worked like a charm), and I actually know what I’m doing when it comes to computers. There were a few times (when I tried to skip a version, &c;) when the installer spat out cryptic messages (e.g. You can’t install this software on that disk – well, why not?) and I guessed what it meant. Overall, though, I’m happy with the new interface & applications, and still would recommend Mac’s over Windows machines these days.

I also managed to hook up the motor encoder from the robot arm to an oscilloscope at work today, and determined that it’s a pretty standard encoder. I’ll post some links & info on the Robot Arm page in the next few days.

posted November 19, 2002 – 8:01 pm
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