Saturday, 8th of April, 2000
I went to Spencer's house today to help him solder on this MOD chip on his Playstation. We had some fun with the soldering iron. We discovered styrofoam vaporizes at a very low temperature. Ugh, the smell is horrible. And the residue. The soldering iron was smoking for hours. Owell, the MOD chip worked well.
I went to Susan's birthday party tonight. It was a couple weeks late to avoid the Spring Break period, when everyone is out of town. It was a fun get-together.
Thursday, 6th of April, 2000
" In the past 175 years, our alumni have made amazing contributions to the world: the Apollo Project, e-mail (including using the @ symbol), the first pocket calculator, the Reach toothbrush, baking powder, TV cathode ray tubes, the Brooklyn Bridge...etc."
" Some world-changing companies founded by Rensselaer alumni: Bay Networks, Inc., MapInfo Corporation, Bugle Boy Industries, and Texas Instruments"
Wednesday, 5th of April, 2000
Tuesday, 4th of April, 2000
They are going to launch 288 low-orbit satellites in the next year for broadband internet services. Dang.
Monday, 3rd of April, 2000
Mr. Miller was telling us today about ancient phone systems. He said, back in the days of his grandmother, all the phones in the neighbourhood would be wired together. And there was a generator in each phone. You would crank the crank, and it would ring all the phones on the network. So, one would memorize the sequences, like, 2 long rings is for the Smith's house, 1 long, 1 short is for the Jones's, etc. And, one would be able to eavesdrop on other people's conversations. Wow, progress.
Sunday, 2nd of April, 2000
My theory worked. I took off the antennae of the Cavalier, and the FM transmitter works much much better. I can transmit stereo most of the time with little static. Now I just need to increase the poewr a little.