I’ve been playing with jquery a lot lately, doing animation on the web that I previously ignored. The real hero is actually jquery ui, a library for doing the kind of snazzy hiding (and showing) of things I’ve come to enjoy spending my time doing.
I’ve bought a few hardware toys this week: an arduino uno that was originally going to be a cheap clone but wasn’t, the apc from via which promises and delivers a full PC for fifty bucks and a raspberry pi which arrived yesterday. The apc will get much more attention, in no small part because of its free bootloader vs the locked down pi. As for the arduino, I am sorely tempted to pick up another and wire up a Retro computer, with code in basic.