Sunday, March 20, 2005

Ze Spirit of Ze Ecstasy

Alien had a frightening moment when something nasty burst out of someone's chest. Here's an even more frightening possibility - Herve bursting out of a kiosk...


And no, that's not done with photoshoppe. He really does fit inside the damned thing...

Friday, March 18, 2005

Spotty AVR

Every now and then Atmel (don't ask) get it into their heads to do something silly, and this month's free bonus fiasco from them is their new improved marking on the AtMega128 chips. Have a look at this picture, and then tell me which way round the chip's supposed to go...

Is that bloody great white spot the index marker, or is it the much less visible dark indentation at the top-left?

Yes, you guessed it, it's the one at the top-left.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Ye Olde Days

These people are seriously unwell...


Over designed.

Apropos of nothing, I was reminded recently that upon realising that conventional pens wouldn't work in a microgravity environment NASA spent millions of dollars developing one that would.

The russians gave their cosmonauts pencils...