Friday, July 31, 2009

Trouble producing the HEX file, redux

I busted out the system after a few week (okay, a month) of letting it collect dust.

I tried writing and compiling a simple modification to the last code...
and no luck?

I thought I fixed this!?

After much digging around (and some unpleasant grumbling) I found out that the Hi Tech PIC compiler was installed in "evaluation mode" and that license expired.

I reinstalled and things worked okay. But I am sure it reinstalled in "evaluation mode" again.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baby blankets

We have a tradition:
whenever someone is about to have a baby,
my wife makes a baby blanket.

She has made 10 or so for various friends.

Well my brother and sister-in-law are about to having a bouncing baby "?" of their own. My wife thought that I should make it myself. Since I have not sewn anything in about 20 years, I was reluctant.

After 3 hours, a lot of coaching, and little help, I proudly present, my first baby blanket:

My brother and SIL have decorated the nursery with a safari theme; therefore, we chose a cotton print to match. We went with a soft yellow flannel backing.

Now I just have to pack and mail it before the kid goes off to college. (Procrastination runs in my family)