Go video from Leonard Dragomir
If haven't already gotten the news on rec.games.go, Leonard Dragomir of the Warriors Go Academy up in Canada has put together a very serene (music) video on Go. The images and background music were very nicely selected.
I have no idea what the demand will be like but I have the Hikaru no Go DVD on the top of my Netflix queue. I'd really like to see how the English dub came out. It seems to have already gotten a bit of a thumbs down from the Anime News Network but I'd like to form my own opinion.
In other news
Per her subtle request, I got ChiyoChan a Lego Mindstorms set for Christmas without hesitation. Adding a robotics engine to these blocks strikes me as a natural extension to the Lego concept.
Thus far, we've just built the first roverbot with a single-bumper sensor and will be working on a custom program for it today (after I take care of ChiyoMama's "Honey-do ..." list for the garage). ChiyoChan also wants to experiment with the optical sensor.
ChiyoChan already got an inspiration to use her Harry Potter Lego set to build a small castle on the walking version of the roverbot to create Howl's Moving Castle. She's a bit concerned about the weight ratio so we're not certain if this would be doable.
I wish this set came with more projects. The manual contains only three (with variations). I'm guessing that we'll need to go online or purchase books to find a few more. I know that there are many elaborate Mindstorms that have been built by engineers but I'll need to find some that aren't too complicated for a bright ten-year-old.