Okay, what the heck does a clean yard have to do with SPOCS!? Well, it IS the SPOCS, Etc. blog. You never know what may pop up here. The yard story is not too involved. I bought a twin bagger for my lawn tractor last week. Unfortunately, my mower deck could not consistently blow the clippings up into the bag. Hmm. My mower blades were 5+ years old, and when I looked at them, were quite used-looking. So - let's try a new set of blades. Saturday, I put them on, went out into the rather large yard, and...ten minutes later, the chute to the bagger was stuffed full of grass, nothing going into the bags. GAAAAA! (Yes, I read Dilbert) Enough of this. A quick spin around the 'net...a quick determination that I could have a lawn sweeper for less than $300...a quick trip to my friendly Canton Home Depot...An hour or so assembling...and then, an hour or so later...a nice, clean, grass-free lawn! Anybody want a lightly used Cub Cadet twin bagger? I'll sell it fairly cheap! I am going to have Mrs. Dellroy put it on Craigs List; it'll make somebody a good deal.
One down...oh, yes. The new program SPS_DR1 is fully debugged, and works great. This is the serial Optomux driver. SPS_DR2, the new Temperature driver, is underway.