Epiphany - 2006-10-17
6 random facts - 2006-09-29
Ugh...Ow....creak....groan.... - 2006-09-25
cough...hack....cough.... - 2006-09-20
Off to War - 2006-08-11
2003-07-29 - 8:27 a.m.
Been working on some frustrating software at work. Yesterday was a one step forward, two steps back kind of day. I finally realized my timing budget was way off. Found the extra zero in a spreadsheet that worked out the prescaling value for a timer, which caused the periodic timer to trigger at one-tenth the rate is it supposed to. One would think woohoo, but then when I tried the code out, it got even less far then previous attempts with the messed up timer... Oh joy, more bugs to find. Wish I had a logic analyzer or oscilloscope to actually be able to see the process timing.....
Practice last night went well. My movement was working fairly well, and even got a few compliments from the knights present. Been working on my movement and my endurance was significantly improved over weeks past. A month ago I was sucking wind after 3 fights. Last night I was ready to keep going after 6 high energy sets. The basket hilt appears to have worked itself a little loose. I need to decide if I want to try to make the U-bolt hold better or just drill a hole in the pommel for a lag bolt. The problem with the U-bolt is that it is at an angle to the sword, so the locknuts can't really get a good grip on the stick. May have to acquire some tubing to fix that, so the nuts have a level area to apply pressure over.
As for Lucia's questions from yesterday: