Archive for date: February 22, 2005

Gutenberg Gem: Beeton’s Book of Needlework

February 22, 2005 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s book which crossed the Distributed Proofreader’s RSS feed and caught my eye is Beeton’s Book of Needlework by Isabella Beeton. It includes all sorts of cool illustrations of tatting, embroidery, and crochet. I’m about to admit to something which will undoubtably blow some serious cool-geek points: I’ve actually done embroidery before, and my grandmother […]

Robot Motors Ordered

February 22, 2005 | My Projects, Robotics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, in an effort to push my as-yet unstarted robotics project forward, I decided to begin as I always do: by spending money! I ordered two windshield wiper motors from American Science and Surplus which I hope will do for powering my little robotic minion around. I’ll have to do an evaluation of their power […]

Does everything in the world require debugging?

February 22, 2005 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning I’m try to cross off six or seven niggly tasks that require concentration but relatively little time. I didn’t bring my iPod, so I’ve decided to fire up xmms with some of the mp3s that I ripped last year before I discovered podcasting. And it sounds terrible! Argh! Distraction! What’s the deal? I […]