Okay, so I just figured out how to add the Spanish keyboard to my OS and switch between English and Spanish, so I can now write with accent marks and such in plain text, and this makes me so, so happy. Umm…it’s kind of pathetic, I suppose, that I just figured out how to do this. But still. Happy!
Another thing that made me happy this week was getting an email from one of my coworkers, sending me information that might be useful for my internship. I know I haven’t explained much about my project yet (I’ll get to it later, I’m about to go to sleep…), but basically, it will potentially involve re-programming a WiiMote. To that end, my coworker sent me some links to a project that his friend had worked on, which involved using the WiiMote to control robots.
(As it turns out, “friki” is the Spanish slang word for what we would call “geeky.” I am learning so much useful vocabulary over here, it’s great.)
He also sent me some information on some libraries his friend had written for this project. The best part? They’re written in Python, the only programming language I know. Win!
One more thing that’s making me happy right now- Adelaide ’09 is visiting Madrid! We walked over a huge portion of the city today, and I was proud of myself to discover that I actually have a pretty decent idea of where things are. The highlight of the night was definitely the play we saw- La Importancia de Llamarse Ernesto. Yes, that’s right, we saw a modern, Spanish interpretation of the Oscar Wilde Victorian Era comedy, and it ROCKED.
Anyway, I’m going to sleep, we have some museums to visit bright and early tomorrow.
One bonus about the weekend? I might finally have some pictures to post of Madrid.