Day 61

Saturday | April 28th, 2012

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Since last Wednesday’s Exploring Day was rained out, it seemed only natural that the insanely bright and warm Saturday should take its place. We decided to take the dogs out first, since going out for a 3-4 hour walk while leaving them at home was unnecessarily cruel. Unfortunately for everyone we sauntered out in the hottest part of the day. Even though we had water with us, Naughty quickly overheated and gulped most of it down as we tried to revived him. Twitchy, however, could have cared less about the water, as spring has brought with it the most yummy snack of all: butterflies.

By the time we returned home, I felt sunburnt and the dogs plopped on the middle of the floor, too wiped to look up or get excited when Meow went out to the store.

The rest of the day was spent recuperating and updating the apps on gadgets. At some point while the iPad was being updated I started to wonder if I could build my own stylus instead of spending money on one. There is where Google does one thing great (and should have stuck to doing that and only that). I searched this term sans the quotes: “poor mans ipad stylus” and found exactly what I wanted, other cheap bastards who used refuse to make a stylus for their touchscreen gadgets.

My stylus took hours to build and it turns out that the best conductive material is still tin foil. And the best DIY stylus is an old ballpoint pen with two conductive strips of plastic taped over its tip and the rest of the pen lovingly wrapped in tin foil. It works surprisingly well and my drawings for today are more precise … still not quite what I want, but there is room to grow.

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