The Man Wore Motley

The vaults are insufferably damp.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Updates for ArduinoISP

I've pushed a few updated for ArduinoISP. I'm using the AVR toolkit from Arduino 1.0 to test it. Good news is that you don't need to worry about auto-reset on the Arduino UNO. If you connect with the toolkit avrdude the board doesn't get reset. (If you connect using the serial console it does reset, so they must have made a change in avrdude.)

Arduino 1.0 includes a recent ArduinoISP sketch, with the 'write to larger eeprom' fix.

ArduinoISP will continue to focus primarily on burning bootloaders. More advanced users should submit requests to the mega-isp project on Google Code: The source code is available from

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 starts Sunday

Enjoy it while it lasts!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Canvas 19

More knifework.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
"By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?
Rime of the Ancient Mariner via Project Gutenberg

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fun With CouchDB

I'm learning to use CouchDB. It's a fun way to keep track of stuff. You can put JSON documents in the db, and you can attach files too. I've always like the idea of having a template in the cloud that you can use to build a working environment on any given computer. I'm setting one up now. You download a single script from CouchDB that will install other tools and create folders and so on.

Sunday, April 04, 2010


Originally uploaded by kd7mvk.
It's a rock, on a rock.