Saturday, February 09, 2008


More work on the Tommelise AEM Mk 2 extruder

I don't carry a cell phone. The only time that I want to talk to people is when I'm in my home office working. Other times belong to me.

I did a six mile hike around Spanish Bay and out to Bird Rock this morning. It was pretty crowded, parked cars mostly, because of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Not many people. They were all rubbernecking up on the golf courses.

We had a big storm a few nights ago. Very high surf. The poor boardwalk looked like it had been subjected to shock and awe. Ten and twenty meter lengths of it had been picked up and hurled by the storm surf and were stacked like jackstraws all over the area. There were chained trash cans made from 55 gallon drums that were smashed flat by the waves. Half meter granite boulders dredged up from the bottom of the bay and tossed ashore were scattered all over the place.

On the way back from Bird Rock I saw and heard a Red-Winged Blackbird singing it's heart out while clinging to a cattail stalk. I don't remember their song being that rich and sweet before.

When I got home I discovered the purchases that will let me try to build a USB controller for Tommelise 2.0 had arrived. I hadn't expected them till Monday at the earliest. The book, Rapid Prototyping by Venuvinod and Ma that Sebastien suggested that I get had arrived two. It felt a little like Christmas. :-D

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