Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Japanese Innovation

The Panoramic Picture:

Care in sickness:

The Japanese Egg:


Thanks for the picture, Nathan!

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is the kind of stuff we do in my cool class:

void VGA_text(int x, int y, char * text_ptr)
int offset;
volatile char * character_buffer = (char *) 0x09000000;

/* assume that the text string fits on one line */
offset = (y << 7) + x;
while ( *(text_ptr) )
*(character_buffer + offset) = *(text_ptr);

(We're making a hardware-implemented version of "Paint" using an FPGA. (I.E. "code" that could turn your wireless router into a dedicated piece of hardware that acts like paint.)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tired of Stupid Questions?

Do people come to you to ask questions Google can answer much faster? Let this help you out!


Q: "What was the link to Roozer's World again?"

Q: "How many grams are in 13 pounds?"

Q: "How many calories are in a can of Pepsi?"

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Some of us are going skiing tomorrow. Like many skiers, I fell in love with shaped skis. Unfortunately, I only own straight 190s, so April kindly picked some up for me from the rental shop... PURPLE?!? Too bad they don't let you choose. :-) I got 'em adjusted and am ready to hit the ice! (I hope there's no ice and I hope I don't hit it :-)