Monthly ArchiveJuly 2006
life 27 Jul 2006 01:58 pm
Had some friends visiting Athens tonight and took them to Filistron, my absolute favourite taverna in the world (happens to be in Athens)Â with the most amazing view of the Acropolis. We went early, around 7:30 so got a really good table on the roof gardenÂ without a booking which was superb. The food as always was brilliant and the service, top notch. Good food, good company. A great night out.
Projects 25 Jul 2006 11:19 am
Finally, after about 6 weeks delivery time, I received my first BOE Bot from Parallax.Â I’ll start playing with it and writing some small bits of code for it over the next few days. My ultimate goal (giving something back) is to use the BEO Bot platform to teach programming to kids. I’ve dabbled with Logo, Kids Programming Language and Lego Mindstorms all of which are great but the one system that impressed me most is the BOEBot. It uses PBasic which is generally easy enough even for the most basic of user and what I really like about it was the fact it covers basic electronics as well, something that Lego Mindstorms doesn’t as much.
Projects 24 Jul 2006 10:36 pm
They sayÂ composing an SMS message using T9 is pretty quick but not as quick as keying in the message using a single button on the phone and using morse code.
Â I’m not a big SMS sender but have been wanting to learn morse for years so I started a couple of weeks ago and already have a few letters (K, M, S, O, E, R) under by belt. Im learning using Koch’s method and Farnsworth timingÂ via a free app called JustLearnMorseCode. It’s like touch typing really, kind of like brainwashing to learn to recognise patterns.