Sunday, March 07, 2010

Miscellany

This is a rare non-building-related post with a few FYIs.

Searching continues to be broken for my blog, along with a large number of other blogspot blogs. The supreme irony of this is that blogspot.com is owned by Google. This is a known problem for blogspot.com, there are a couple of links on it from the blogspot support forums:

http://knownissues.blogspot.com/2009/07/searching-from-navbar-is-currently.html

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=0e07b50a0cd483f6

This is very frustrating for me, as I know a lot of people use this blog for reference (as do I from time to time).

If you are looking for something on my blog and can't find it, please leave a comment and/or e-mail me (I've added my address to the upper-right), and I'll do my best to answer your question and provide the proper links. Alternately, you can download the entire 129MB blog for droid #1 in PDF format, and then search it from within a PDF viewer:

http://vfranco.astromechbuilder.com/R2D2-Complete_Diary.pdf

(Thank you to pixelFiend for hosting the PDF version of the blog.)

One day, I may add more tags to help look up things such as "booster covers" and "dome," but that will have to wait. Hopefully searching will get fixed and I won't have to do it.

It has crossed my mind to relocate the blog to another blogging service such as Wordpress, but I know a lot of people have links to this URL, and I really don't want to move if I can avoid it. This blog even references itself, so all those links would also have to change. Thus, for the meantime, the blog will stay right here. If I seriously consider moving the blog, I will solicit your feedback first.

Finally, for no particular reason other than I had a bunch of still pictures and video sitting around, I slapped together a "Making of R2" video:



The direct link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb1Mc0cQ7ck

-Victor

6 comments:

Chris said...

Awesome video. I love it.

You gotta send it to the people at Make: or if you dont I will :)

Subscribers to their blog will go nuts.

Just brilliant.

Chris

Anonymous said...

And the nomination for best "building video" goes to .....the envelope please,
Victor Franco !!

Wonderful! Really like the combo video-still shot of this. Brings back a lot of my own memories too.

Russell

Chris said...

Exactly, even though everyone's build is slightly different. It brought back memories for me too.

Victor Franco said...

Thanks guys!

We've all been through it, I just seem to have too much time on my hands, so I document it. :-)

Chris,

I wouldn't even know who to contact at Make:, but I'd be happy to have you do so, if you wish.

-Victor

cynjor9 said...

Wonderful! Looks like a lot of work but well worth it.

Victor Franco said...

Thanks! It's been rewarding in many ways: Friends I've made, smiles R2 brings to everyone's faces, and a sense of accomplishment. I'm just one member of a large and growing club, and I literally couldn't have done it without a lot of help from the club and the friends I've made along the way.