Microsoft Releases Windows XP Ugly Sweater, Inspired by Bliss Wallpaper

Microsoft Releases Windows XP Ugly Sweater, Inspired by Bliss Wallpaper

Microsoft Windows XP Ugly Sweater Bliss Christmas
The Clippy Edition made its debut in 2022, and as a followup, Microsoft releases the Windows XP ugly sweater for 2023. At $69.99 USD, this garment features a design inspired by the Windows XP wallpaper, Bliss, in knit, made of 55% cotton / 45% acrylic.


Microsoft Windows XP Ugly Sweater Bliss Christmas
Microsoft Windows XP Ugly Sweater Bliss Christmas
Microsoft Windows XP Ugly Sweater Bliss Christmas
Former National Geographic photographer Charles O’Rear captured this photo on film with a medium-format Mamiya RZ67 camera while on his way to visit his girlfriend in 1996. It was initially sold to Westlight for use as a stock photo titled Bucolic Green Hills, but Westlight was acquired by Corbis two years later, who digitized its best selling images. Microsoft eventually acquired exclusive rights to the photo and renamed it Bliss. Get one here now to have it arrive in time for all of the holiday parties coming up.

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Yeah, that’s right. The photo we call Bliss is a real location. A Nat Geo photographer snapped the Bliss pic on film in Napa Valley wine country. The OG photo is so beautiful that it has stayed virtually unedited to this day!,” said Microsoft.


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Inventor James Bruton Builds a Walking Star Wars Droid Prototype Inspired by BD-1

Inventor James Bruton Builds a Walking Star Wars Droid Prototype Inspired by BD-1

James Bruton Walking Star Wars Droid Prototype BD-1
There’s the NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano-powered version, and then inventor James Bruton’s walking Star Wars droid prototype, inspired by BD-1. Recreating Walt Disney Imagineering’s robot just wouldn’t be feasible on a limited budget, so a slightly less complex robot with 3D-printed parts had to be planned out.



In the end, Bruton decided to use four DYNAMIXEL servos in custom housings driven by a DYNAMIXEL interface shield, the latter of which is connected to to a Teensy 4.1 microcontroller. SparkFun’s inertial measurement unit (IMU) breakout board was used for balance, while all of these hardware components are wired to a 3S LiPo battery. A custom algorithm then had to be programmed to precisely measure the angle each leg joint should be at controlled with a standard remote control.

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A number or people have sent me various videos of the new Star Wars Droids walking around Disney’s Galaxies Edge theme park. These are smallish bipedal Droid characters which are a bit like BD-1 but kind of bigger and with bigger joints, because they aren’t fiction,” said Bruton.

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