Last week FourWalledCubicle had a bit of a “whoopsie” where a credit card was changed without notifying the hosting server company, resulting in the site being turned off for a day. That’s all resolved now, so 4WC should keep chugging on for at least a little while longer. Special thanks to said company for turning it off right in the middle of a world-wide holiday when people are most likely to want to start playing around with LUFA. Oh well, it’s back now.
Two days ago, on Friday, something miraculous happened – my boxes of
junk super-important treasures from back home were delivered to my new house in Trondheim! They’ve had quite a long journey, as I shipped them off back in January just after I left, resulting in a three month wait for them to turn up in Norway. Shipping things half way across the globe is damned expensive and damned slow, but I think that’s just a function of the source-to-destination route being a rather uncommon one. All the boxes turned up intact, and it looks like nothing is lost or damaged.
Anika and I are now busy unpacking all our clothes, gizmos and gadgets, which is like having a second Christmas. Except, you know, with second hand stuff rather than new toys (albeit ours). Frankly I’m just thrilled to have all my electronics gear back again, as I was going a bit spare trying to develop without any real tools other than what I could temporarily scavenge from work. An AVRISP and a Xplain board alone does not a good time make for serious development.
Actually, I’m rather excited by the kitchen goods, as it means we now have a kettle and rice cooker again. I’m not sure why it’s impossible to make good rice in a saucepan, but I’m quite happy to defer the task to a precisely engineered piece of technology that does a bang-up job of it.
After a few false-starts, it looks like Spring might actually be coming to Trondheim this year – the snow has all melted (again) and the weather is getting warmer. During the Easter break it snowed almost every day, which while scenic, sort of sucks when you have to go to work (I didn’t take the Monday-Wednesday time off, to conserve my vacation days). I do like snow, but when you’re standing in a snowstorm getting cold and wet the novelty does tend to wear off a bit.
Anika’s also been trying her hand at cooking some different recipes, and I’m a more than willing test subject. We’ve been making our own burgers, tacos and burrito wraps, but Anika’s also made Tuna Pasta-bake, Toad in the Hole, and a Salmon pasta – all delicious. Just look at this thing:
You better believe I ate all of that.
There’s been some big LUFA changes made over the last few days, but I’ll save that for another post this week. In the meantime, check the repository commits!