Saturday, September 20, 2014

You speak what?

Test movie

Had some old video without audio and had some old audio without video, so I decided to put them together to see what would happen. Feel like I am in an old silent movie theatre playing the piano. Actually that is me playing the guitar from many years ago. Did it in no time at all with ffmpeg.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cheap parts sorter box.

Bulk egg storage boxes. Buy some eggs.


Dreaded punch card.

Years ago we had to submit these to get a working program. One card for each line of code. God forbid you should drop the stack and they were not numbered. They also made great bookmarks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plug in what where?

Home made router

But where do you connect the wires?

Led's have it.

Use led's to get electricty from the sun.

Want to program?

Make up a to do list of your days activities. If that is easy for you then, you might be a programmer.

Path to programming.

  • Know a subject that gives you reason to program
  • Learn logic
  • Learn the syntax of a possible language that looks interesting
  • Apply practical examples till you feel comfortable.
  • Learn to debug.
  • Work as a maintenance programmer.
  • Develop a plan for the program you want to write 
  •           and describe in detail  what is to be done (see below),
  • Code in manageable segments via modules.
  • Test and redo the program as needed.

Pseudo coding makes life easier.

Dump web page as ascii (text) to disk file.
Read disk file one line at a time in, but ignore all lines till you get what is needed.
Now continue reading one line at a time, but ignore certain lines
With the line you read in output what is needed, while editing out unwanted characters.
Stop output when you get to a point nothing else is needed.
Finnish reading file one line at a time.

Friday, September 5, 2014



When you write a narrative of a subject (almost like taking notes) or redraw a picture,  it forces the information through your brain. Then you learn the concepts much better.

Superhero wanted.