I went to junior school with a lad called John Hopkins. Naturally, his nickname was 'Froggy'.
I'm depressed that that was over forty years ago though.
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These things become a battle of wits, don't they? You get to the point where failure is not an option - spend hours banging your head against the problem; finally get it working, then realise it's a bag of crap and chuck it away a couple of days later.
This is the reason I have drawers stuffed with iPaq's and the like. I'm secretly hoping the wife bins it all when I'm not paying attention.
I trained as a Technical Illustrator back in the late 80's. I chose the Apollo/Soyuz mission as the subject for one of my submissions. Had great fun researching and coming up with infographics, cutaway diagrams and artist's impressions. All in the day before Illustrator & Photoshop, so it was pencil construction, trimetric grids, Indian ink, airbrush, Frisk, rubilith tape, gouache, paste up, etc.
I miss all that stuff.
Reminds me of the time when I was working in a studio on Mac II's.
I hooked up a spare mouse up to a colleague's spare ADB port and removed the track ball. Over the next couple of weeks, I drove him absolutely wild by occasionally sticking my finger in the carefully hidden mouse and giving one of the rollers a little spin to send his pointer up or down the screen. Not helpful when you're trying to use Adobe Illustrator.
Needless to say he went absolutely MENTAL when he found out. Fun times...
Hi chaps, I'm a member of the UK R2 Builders Club, here's a couple of pics of my droid:
It's only when you have to share living space with a lump of plastic the size of a washing machine that you realise what a fantastically unwieldy thing an astromech droid is! I wouldn't know where to start to make him even slightly autonomous. There are builders in the club that are working on it at a basic level (i.e. not running over kids at conventions!).
It's a fun hobby though. Addictive too - I've just started on BB-8 :)
I think you’re all missing the point here. Imagine a family of diggers moved into your street. You wouldn’t be happy about it, would you? And where there’s one family of diggers, there’s usually more diggers. Before you know it, the whole area is overrun with diggers, your house it worth nothing and your car has been stolen.