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«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Time for a wine I have had before but... I am writing the test procedure for a new product and met with a push back for the way I wanted to do something. I am a Windows guy, it ain't perfect but... So I wanted an application to drive the serial port and configure it to work. The software team could not allow time to write a full application. I offered to write it in Visual Studio, I was treated like I was going to eat small children rather than save them time & effort, M$ apparently does not fit with the 'spirit' (those words were used) of the project ? Have I suddenly been transported to a parallel universe where we have to vegan, drink vegetable juice?? .
Also now I have remembered another thing, Why use more computing power than necessary, to flash an LED this lot want a Beagle Bone Black, I suggest a 555. 'Oh, but that is not reconfigurable', It's to show the unit is powered on. Why? Simpler for software but not cheap.
I just lost the X axis and the print does not really look good anymore. The stepper motor is still working, so it's probably just the belt. Hand me the tools and let's hope the belt has not snapped and just has come off its wheel.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.