So, the wordpress account have been hacked……
Okay, I know I said that I will be updating the blog with my progress on the light panel. Well, it’s hard to do when you are actually wiring it, programming it, and painting it… I am doing my best to take photos along the way but as the Friday deadline approaches, I’m working to finish it, not really to document it. More to come, I promise!
Okay, that is pretty dramatic. What I want to say is that I will be starting this blog back up again. I might not be as regular depending on the week’s workload. We will see. Oh yeah, I will try to keep the posts about my electronic projects, but I will also add some thoughts here and there about some of my courses involving electronics.
So I just got back a piece of circuit I returned to SpikenzieLabs in January. I haven’t tested it yet – I’m a bit rusty. If it is not fixed, I think I might just never go there again.
Remember how I said that I would be doing the post-a-week challenge? Well, I failed – it has been exactly two weeks since my last post. Frankly, I am not surprised. Life has been flying by rather quickly as I realized that a quarter of my summer is already behind me. Work has absorbed a part of me and I have not been doing anything electronic wise. I will start in June. First with refreshing my coding for the light panel, then on to prototyping and testing. Hopefully by then I will be back to a post a week.
Nothing about electronics today, I just want to talk about a new/renewed hobby – Fishing! I loved fishing when I was younger but never got seriously into it (never ate my catches, just released them as they were mostly catfish). The weather right now is great for fishing and there is a nice lake by the Imperial Oil terminal that is stocked with rainbow trout. I figured I could really used some R&R outdoors so I invested in some trout fishing gear (I cannot believe how poor my existing gear was) and an annual freshwater fishing license. Today I went with my friend CM and spent at least two hours just casting line and enjoying the scenery. I didn’t have any luck (I haven’t bought the new gear at the time) but the guy next to me caught three! I think a part of me really prize the fact that a man can still “catch” his food. So for this summer, I aim to catch many fish and eat them all!
The first week of work with Imperial Oil has been eyeopening. The change in my pace of life was challenging, as I adjusted to the 7-4 workday. I found myself exhausted after work and generally was not motivated to do much. The fact that I am living in a new environment which I was not too familiar with definitely made me more of a recluse. It is getting better though, I am feeling more and more comfortable and confident with my performance at work and I think once I am up and running at full speed everything will be less tiring and easier. Luckily I will have all summer to program and test my light panel.