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zeeglen
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Re: Instruction Sheet
zeeglen   1/9/2014 10:41:10 AM
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>I'm thinking of writing all of my instructions in Tolkenian Elvish script,

A previous (and now defunct) employer once grew an in-house email app that was a nightmare to use - full of CTRL-x for various functions.  The instructions were written for a particular type of keyboard - for those of us with a different keyboard, instead of providing instructions geared to that keyboard, the morons-that-be provided a "translation sheet" that listed the cross-references from CTRL-x to CTRL-y.

I went back to paper memos with the CC rather than use this botched application.  Everybody hated this new email system, and needless to say I don't think the company ever managed to sell one to a customer.

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Re: ET??
Max The Magnificent   1/9/2014 10:51:38 AM
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@Monkey Noise: Is it just me or does the bottom layout remind you of ET?

LOL I hadn't thought of that, but I see what you mean...

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Re: Learning all sorts of stuff
Douglas442   1/9/2014 6:11:41 PM
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@Max: "-- but the advent of these NeoPixels and the fact that an Arduino can drive all of my meters (using the PWM digital outputs) has brought it back to full steam, as it were -- to the extent that I may have the whole thing up and running in a coupel of weeks, the way things are going -- watch this space --"

That is good news! Will be watching... waiting anxiously, with my shiny and newly purchased Arduino Mega in hand!

Was wondering, though... there's been some discussion about the functioning of the "Woman" portion of this project, but no details about the male counterpart ( other than the obvious toggle switch and pilot lamp ).

Might I suggest that after the switch, there should at least be a brief delay ( accompanied, perhaps, by some low level internal tickity noises ) followed by a single chime from the bell of an old-fashioned telephone ringer?

Surely, such a device cannot be complete unless it goes "ding!"?

>"I'm thinking of writing all of my instructions in Tolkenian Elvish script, so first you have to translate them (using the handy-dandy dictionary provided)"

There are also some free "Gallifreyan" fonts to be found online, as well.

 

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Re: Learning all sorts of stuff
Max The Magnificent   1/10/2014 9:49:33 AM
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@Douglas442: There are also some free "Gallifreyan" fonts to be found online, as well.

Really? Tell me more!

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Re: Learning all sorts of stuff
Max The Magnificent   1/10/2014 9:53:39 AM
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@Douglass: ...there's been some discussion about the functioning of the "Woman" portion of this project, but no details about the male counterpart...

Actually, I just took delivery of the most amazing switch that will be a key feature of the Man portion of this device (the Man part will be implemented in a smaller antique box that sits on top of the "Woman" radio cabinet).


I'll post a seperate blog on thsi next week -- I'm hoping to post Part 2 of the main project sometime today.

 

 

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