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Raymond Blum
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I was visited by another Raymond Blum last night who told me that, while in his reality unfortunately all of the street signs are green and have rounded corners, the history of pop music was a much better story.  This was how it went over there.
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The MOSS robotics system - click, don't walk to get yourself one!

This is as revolutionary as LEGO must have been.

It's really well designed: magnetic coupling, color coded buses and visually obvious terminals make it a cinch.  You "program" by matching up the terminals, no computer needed, although they will offer a programmable module.

I put these robots together in no more than 5 minutes each. 
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+Raymond Blum and disassembling your cat for spare parts. :)
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Nice - have a great Easter!
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It's 9:00 PM?!!  What in the world did I do today?

- Haircut, brunch out, bookstore shopping with +eva blum 
- Wrote what I hope to be the right behavior for that top-secret Take Your Children 2 Work Day project.  I think that I figured out a good self-tuning algorithm for balancing the two sensors' input and the right values for my two opposing continuous rotation servos.
- Built some MOSS robots.
- Read some comics.
Now if I can figure out how to set a variable frame rate in a video stream encoded using LibFFMPeg, It'll be a good day
or maybe I'll just read some more comics. 
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+Amy Gepfert GMTA!!!
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It's a good thing that they've got that fire extinguisher ready :)
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Man, that nap really wore me out. Happy #caturday everyone.
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Happy Friday everyone!

I made it through a demanding week and actually made significant progress.  Last night I had to stop, just breathe for a few minutes and tell myself  "It is all going to be OK, you're getting though this"  and I did!

What a good feeling for a change.

I hope that you all have a great weekend.
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HAPPY Friday to you too +Raymond Blum and enjoy your Easter chocolate eggs!!!! :)
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Engineer, Artist
Software development, Electronics, Painting and Illustration, Able to perceive event deltas of alternate timelines within 2 subsequent fracture points. ("I remember the things that didn't happen!")
  • Google
    Engineer, International Man of Mystery, 2006 - present
    I help keep your data safe. I help keep things running. I help train others to keep things running. I help find people to join the team that keeps things running.
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Creator and master of thousands of robots (really!), Time Traveller wannabe, Long time member of the Junior Justice League of America, Green Lantern corps applicant.
Personae: Knight errant; Former professor; Software Engineer; Electrical Engineer; Artist; that guy who talks way too much about comic books, Doctor Who and Quantum Leap.

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Winner of the PS 131 Science fair in 3rd grade. Named "Nerd One" by my daughter. I've been struck by lightning, twice! President Bill Clinton once saved my life.
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