Raspberry Pi and Lego

Playing with building a modular Lego station for mi Pi and screen. It also has wheels.

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Curled Up Kitty

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What Words to Use?

This question recently plagued me when I reviewed in my head a conversation I had with Ben.

‘Daddy, what’s that?’

‘It’s a chimera.’

‘Oh.’

‘Do you know what a chimera is?’

‘No.’

‘Can you say chimera?’

‘Camira.’

‘Close enough, a chimera is an amalgam of two or more creatures.’

‘Oh. Why?’

‘Well sometimes you have to represent more than one facet. Do you know what amalgam is?’

‘No.’

‘It is a mix.’

‘Is it a mix creature?’

‘Yes.’

So part of my dilemma was should I have used the word mix creature to start with. But a small conversation with myself later and I realised a couple of things:

1. I was using terminology that he will benefit from knowing and understanding.

2. We drilled down to a meaningful state for him, which is deductive steps, another useful skill.

3. He created the term mix creature, I referred to the amalgam as a mix not the chimera.

So the word usage broadened a range of skills, and basically I worry too much and over-analyse everything. Still, advanced stuff mix creatures for a child under four.

Custom Converse Sneakers

11 March 2014

I recently ordered some custom Converse sneakers (Plimsolls to us Brits), some indy-Chucks, from the Converse website and last night they arrived.

I wanna go squeee and cover you all in my squeedom love. They are Batman designs with Batman on one shoe and Harley Quinn on the other, purple laces with green inner for one, yellow laces with red inner on the other, grey stripe on white rubber with a custom ‘mdk’ on the spine of the shoe.

They are freaking ace and I am wary of wearing them too much, except, ace shoes of acedom. Pictures below.

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Boys in the Office – edited

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First Clear Sunsets of March

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Pancakes

Another Shrove Tuesday and another day making pancakes for others. This year I used a peach reduction and ice cream. Possibly too rich for the Kids.

Next time Leigh will get the fancy crepe and the kids can have them plain.

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Sucked from the Carpet

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Khaaaaaan!

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Oops!

You know that time when you’re driving, and two people driving different cars are being stupid at a junction and you say out loud what’s in your head. For me it was the phrase, ‘make a decision you pair of dozy arseholes’ and then a small voice behind me said ‘daddy, what are dozy harse hools?’

Yeah, that. Forgot that everyone else was in the car with me while in busy traffic.

Oops.