my interpretation is the board is laughing at me.
compiles blink fine, but when upload to I/O board i get:Binary sketch size: 1108 bytes (of a 14336 byte maximum)avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51this is on XP
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