Design Journal 13: Mutual Friends

They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends. ~Thomas Hardy

Coding and electronics in Arduino projects are mutual friends and co-dependent on each other.

Good code cannot run on faulty electronicsSuperb electronics don’t work with bad code.

There is a balance, an interdependence between code and electronics.

We have hit a snag, in these days before Thanksgiving.

The code and electronics are not working together.

They are not playing well together.

The sloganized phrase “Fail Fast” and “Fail Faster” has never been more poignant than today.


I wonder, if I had celebrated Ada Lovelace Day, would my experience be this difficult?