After I wrote here yesterday, I worked a bit more on my MIDI controller project and ended up destroying my only multiplexer IC, magical blue smoke and all. I’m notoriously bad about breaking chips – my teacher makes fun of me for it often, and I have a steadily growing collection of burned out ICs to remind me to be more careful where I put voltage and ground. So I have to buy a new one now and pay for fast shipping, since it was my only one. The multiplexer is the part that will allow me to use more controls for MIDI parameters than the Arduino could otherwise handle. So since it’s gone, I’m at a bit of a standstill. Awesome.
I started playing Majora’s Mask for the first time today. I know, crazy, right? You’d think that loving N64 games as much as I do, I would have playing MM by now. But you’d be wrong if you thought that. I’ve started playing it a few times, and never devoted enough time to it to actually get past the prologue and save my progress. The one problem with that game I’ve found is that you can’t save during the prologue. That’s one of the reasons I never played it any more than that until today. Anyway, I just finished that part, saved, and stopped. I’m going to play a bit more later, but first impressions are good!
And here are some drawings I did this morning! I woke up and decided to play some Half-Life 2, and then changed my mind at the last moment and decided instead to draw. Because being productive is not only easier early in the day, it makes you feel better about the day from the beginning. These guys are pretty great. There’s more than meets the eye here, though.
The pretty little guy won the Nobel Prize for Physics, and the booktopus murdered nine people. Shame on you for thinking he was cute.