A New Website18 Apr 2020
Earlier this month I started blogging again. My blog was hosted on blogger.com, which was a pretty advanced platform in 2008 when I started blogging. Now it is pretty dated. I had a hell of a time trying to put any code blocks in the blog - which for a software engineer is a real problem.
So this is the new blog. I’ve ported most of the old content over, except for a few posts which were completely irrelevant (for example, a post which consists of nothing but a link to a Kickstarter project for Mech Warfare, both of which are since over).
Porting over all of these posts was actually a somewhat fun exercise, I had forgotten just how much had been posted to this blog over the years. Here’s a few highlights:
- My 2009 post on Crater winning the Trinity Fire Fighting Robot Contest and how simple and reliable is the name of the game in robotics still rings true.
- I did a National Robotics Week blogging marathon a few weeks ago. I had completely forgotten I also did one in 2011 - which was way more epic because it started on the east coast at the Trinity Fire Fighting Robot Contest, continued to Boston for the TEPRA conference, and then headed west for the Stanford Robot Block Party and Robogames.
- PR-Mini will always be my favorite overly complex and terribly useless robot.
In setting up this site, I decided not to bother with a comments section, as the comments on the old site have generally been a wasteland for some time. If you come across an issue or are looking for more information, reach out to me by either filing a ticket against this site on GitHub or by messaging me on Twitter.
I’ve also updated the domain name to reflect that I might actually post some non-robotics
things here in the future. In that same spirit, most of the existing posts are now
tagged with the new
tag. I’ve had this domain name for a while now, happy to finally put it to use.
Welcome to Robot & Chisel.