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Right, that's it. I'm turning the internet off and I'm going to put my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and sing "lalala" if anyone tries to talk to me. Everywhere I look someone is trying to spoil Inception for me. I kept having to turn the radio off at the weekend as it was all they seemed to be talking about. I just logged onto Gmail and a "friend" had 'buzzed' a review.
I will watch it this week, but until then I'm going into hibernation.
[Cue inevitable posts with joke spoilers, but I don't mind because I'm not listening lalala]
[spoilers, spoliers, they keys are close together ]
Yup. It is possibly the coolest thing I've brought in the last year. So far, as predicted I've made some LEDs flash in various patterns. I've wired up a little analogue joystick to control the speed and direction of the flashing sequence. I've even started writing a clone of Snake[^], but have realised that a 4x4 grid of LEDs does not a good game of snake make. Going to order some LED matrix blocks this week.
I've also been diverted trying to get code to build using a command line compiler and/or AVRStudio so hopefully get some debugging capabilities going and stop using that dam awful IDE.
BTW, what is Inception?
"Inception is a 2010 American science fiction action film written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film, essentially a caper movie, centers on Dom Cobb, a thief who enters the dreams of others to obtain information that is otherwise inaccessible." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inception_(film)[^]. It looks really cool, and I've heard it described as a cross between The Matrix, a good James Bond film, and The Dark Knight. It was released in the UK last Friday.
So I finally purchased a new 16GB thumbdrive to replace the one I accidentally stepped on and broke (the data was unrecoverable and at the time I didn't really have a complete backup of that removable disk). I know you are going to ask so I will explain, the desktop is just off the floor and the usb port in the front of the box, not the most perfect design, imo.
Like most of you, I have a growing collection of thumbdrives and I bet most of you are backing up or syncing your thumbdrives in some manner but if you aren't I wrote a quick wikihow.com if you are interested. I mainly wrote it because I know in about 6 months I am going to forget what I had to do. I was just about to code something up and then I found SyncToy by Microsoft.