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I get them all eventually.. - Tactical Ninja

May. 20th, 2013

09:46 am - I get them all eventually..

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Last week was a big week for me. It involved graduating, getting the wiring part of the Brainfart up and running, achieving a 30 second free handstand, and on Saturday, doing my first ever L-sit. Only for a second, but still the first time my feet have ever come off the ground. Maybe it's because I've finally turned the corner in strength and flexibility, maybe it's the protein, I don't care. I'll take it.

And yesterday, Derpy finally realised what catnip is for.

I really love his little foot/tail combo in the corner there. He stayed like this for about an hour, then spent the rest of the evening curled up under the dining table. Yep, he's on the YAY NIP side of the fence now.

And how. So I count that as one of my achievements for the week.

Also, this weekend was the first major house clean since the cats arrived. Dr Wheel even polished the wooden furniture. O.o I have come to the conclusion that cats = dust and fluff. Boo. I even woke up in the night coughing my lungs up, only to discover that there was a fricking cat hair in the back of my throat. Now, I know that I haven't had any cats in my mouth, so I can only assume that it was either on my food or I breathed it in. Argh! It's like they deliberately ooze fur wherever they go. That pic up there? I'd vacuumed that chair a couple of hours before. Maybe that's why Derpy's face is so squished up - he's constantly straining to push out more hairs..

A question. Someone has asked for a tutorial on how to make the Brainfart. I feel a bit weird about this because it's not finished yet, it's basically just a breadboard and so far I can only make it do one thing*. But if I wait till it's finished before doing one, it'll be several thousand words and all the badly-drawn Paint circuit diagrams ever, and possibly be held up to students of social media as an example of how to alienate your readership with geek overkill.

The video I posted on Saturday is a bit of a milestone, and it's a good point to tutorialise I think, because it has start-to-finish techniques for making this configuration of LEDs, but there's no requirement that anyone else does the format that I've done. Anyway, would anyone else be interested in such a thing?

* That thing is admittedly pretty cool but it's nothing compared to the pictures in my head. I bought a quad-ruled book and made a list, and once I've worked through that, hopefully it'll be able to do multiple things. And then it might start to come close to the vision that sparked all this off.

Last night we watched Django Unchained. Other folks with more brains than me have written extensively about the problematic aspects of this movie, so I won't. It was very Tarantino - lots of gratuitous violence and blood overkill in amongst stunningly beautiful and often hilarious cinematography *ahem* the snowshoe gunfighter scene *ahem*. But mostly I just wanted to say this:




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Date:May 19th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Also, Quentin Tarantino fall down go boom.
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Date:May 20th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
naww derpy....

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Date:May 20th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Speaking of catnip...

I used to work for the Japanese Consulate in Montreal, and once, one of the diplomats gave me little piece of stick. He knew I had cats, and told me to let my cats play with it. I was skeptical, but OMG - they went totally bonkers over the thing, drooling and chewing it and getting totally stoned. It's official name is matatabi. I've never been able to find it here in stores, but maybe it's available at your end of the globe, since NZ is "closer" to Japan. If you see some, get it.
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Date:May 21st, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
An L-sit?! Wha! Colour me mad impressed. Next you'll tell me you've been knocking out pistol squats too!

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Date:May 22nd, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
The cats are adorable. And that is an adorable picture of an adorable cat.

Some cats are apparently genetically non-responders to cat nip, but it's cool that Derpy here was just a slow adopter :-)
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Date:May 23rd, 2013 07:17 am (UTC)
The cat is cute ... ;-)
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