A ray of light in the tunnel

A ray of light in the tunnel

Thanks to some encouragement and info from my friend, P Tiago Pereira,  I ran the ROS2 demo on Windows;   I have to admit, this is encouraging to me. It means someone has taken the time to make sure it works with windows, a trend I truly support.  I will also admit I tried to build […]

IP Black List CSV

IP Black List CSV

Helpful hint to hackers;  It is a combination of upper and lower case characters, digits and 1 or more special symbols.  The simple mikep12345678 guesses you or your lame software is making is not going to get through!  Im guessing it is lame software, since some of the same guesses are coming from multiple IPs at […]

EZRobot JD Servo gear

EZRobot JD Servo gear

This appears to be a material failure; notice the empty bubble in the middle of the tooth.  So these things happen occasionally. I have at least 2 bad out of 12 servos, 17% failure. That is not occasionally. Do your homework.

Windows 10 Activation

Windows 10 Activation

I’m not sure I understand the Windows activation logic.  I can not install Windows 10, and enter a Windows 8 key.  But if I install Windows 8 first, then do a free upgrade to Windows 10, everything is ok. Except it has no key.  If my Windows 10 machine crashes and I need to re-install, […]

Help. Anyone Alive at Adobe?

Help. Anyone Alive at Adobe?

So my credit card has expired, and Adobe refuses to accept the renewal.  I have tried over 100 times to enter the new card information, but Adobe’s web site rejects the address. I have tried every possible combination for the address. I have even tried chatting with Support who for 45 minutes directed me to use the […]

LOL – Ban on autonomous weaponr...

LOL – Ban on autonomous weaponry

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/07/musk-hawking-wozniak-call-for-ban-on-autonomous-weaponry-and-military-ai/ Blah blah blah. People didn’t want un-restricted spying on themselves either, and yet that was quietly passed back into law as soon as everyone stopped watching. If anyone seriously thinks there will ever be an effective ban on AI and autonomous weapons in the military they need to hand their fortunes over to someone else, […]

Recent projects

Recent projects

  Someone has to tell the truth™ I was going to do in-depth reviews of some things I’ve been working on lately, but screw that. I do not have time and I have other important things I want to get done. So here is a fast furious and brutal summary; Sphero – fantastic. Works out […]

The worm and his bigger cousin

The worm and his bigger cousin

Worm   So I finished up the worm. It is really kind of cool. If you just let it roam around, it runs into things and turns at random, kind of as you would expect. But if I hand hold it, and point it in different directions, you get a feeling of ‘life’.  It responds […]

1,300 Attendees

1,300 Attendees

Spark fun AVC sounds well attended. I have noticed some really nice meeting notes and web site from the Las Vegas robot group as well. Meanwhile in Seattle, I have offered prize money for a contest, tried to involve the Univ of Wa Robotics, and did just about everything I could to find actual robot […]

WTF?

WTF?

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