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by vladhed
Sun May 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to buy Zero W in USA?
Replies: 17
Views: 4676

Re: Where to buy Zero W in USA?

canakit.com says they have them in stock - got mine from them in less than a week. OP did specify "in the US". CanaKit is Canadian...and has higher shipping charges that Adafruit, Pimoroni and Pi Hut (despite shorter distances being involved). Oh, I thought it was a US company with warehouses in Ca...
by vladhed
Sun May 21, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to buy Zero W in USA?
Replies: 17
Views: 4676

Re: Where to buy Zero W in USA?

canakit.com says they have them in stock - got mine from them in less than a week.
by vladhed
Tue May 16, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Length for Temperature Sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 4712

Re: Length for Temperature Sensor

Been thinking the same thing. I think SPI has promise as it's a lot dumber protocol and uses a separate wire for each data direction. I currently have a RPi0w connected via SPI to a MAX31856 board to read a K-type thermocouple. Works great, but the intended kiln is just a little bit outside my house...
by vladhed
Tue May 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3608
Views: 163024

Re: I'm back....

vladhed2 wrote:Hi,

I was active from 2011 to 2012 as user "vladhed" but then fell off - I can't seem to resurrect that userid. Says my e-mail is wrong.
Ah, finally remembered my old password :D :D
by vladhed
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Any beekeepers out there?
Replies: 36
Views: 12219

Re: Any beekeepers out there?

<t>That would be interesting.  In particular up where I am (Canada) people would like temperature and humidity readings during the winter, since either cold or humidity in the hive can cause the colony to die during the winter.  Not sure if the Pi can run for extended periods of time at -30C!<br/> <...
by vladhed
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Orbiter.
Replies: 51
Views: 9660

Re: Orbiter.

<r>Far easier and cheaper to use a weather balloon<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://lanarkspace.wordpress.com/">http://lanarkspace.wordpress.com/</URL><br/> <br/> Gets you about the same altitude. I know the LASA guys - they use GPS connected to a packet radio (HAM) transmitter for altitude and tracking ...
by vladhed
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi Games
Replies: 48
Views: 13416

Re: Pi Games

What about nethack?

How about Zork?

You are in an open field west of a big white house with a boarded
front door.
There is a small mailbox here.
>

I also recently got Mazewar to compile on Linux - that's a fun, lightweight network FPS.
by vladhed
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 11811

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

Should be good for a laugh when we find out we\'re all wrong :-D :-D
by vladhed
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 11811

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

<r>Here\'s my guess - I\'m guessing the space with 6 blobs is Ethernet, and 8 is for 2 USB, on each side of the audio connector.<br/> [img]<URL url="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f17/vladhed/gerbers2.png"><LINK_TEXT text="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f17/v ... rbers2.png">http://i44.photobu...
by vladhed
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pros and Cons of programming language X
Replies: 42
Views: 10130

Re: Pros and Cons of programming language X

<r>I'm surprised no one has mentioned perl yet.<br/> <br/> PROs:<br/> Can be either structured procedural or object-oriented <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_module">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_module</URL><br/> Syntax can be strict or quick and sloppy<br/> Powerful text parsing and...
by vladhed
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Most Recent Purchase Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5703

Re: Most Recent Purchase Thread

Partly a purchase and partly a hack.

I bought a HP-20b "business consultant" calculator and re-flashed it with the community developed scientific-programmable WP-34s firmware:
by vladhed
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Consider throwing out the "Model A" / "Model B" naming convention.
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Re: Consider throwing out the "Model A" / "Model B" naming convention.

<r>As much as I agree with Vi (because her name is the same as my favourite text editor), I think we\'re forgetting that the Pi in RaspberryPi actually comes from Python, the scripting language. Hence Raspberry<B><s>[b]</s>?<e>[/b]</e></B> doesn\'t make sense, plus it ruins the pun or double entendr...
by vladhed
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some OSes I will be playing with
Replies: 11
Views: 4201

Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

Don\'t forget:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VM/CMS

(hint: use Herclules emulator)
by vladhed
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: John McCarthy, RIP.
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: John McCarthy, RIP.

<t>I have a theory - most people learnt Lisp from writing Emacs macros. Emacs being such a memory pig naturally makes the R-Pi an "unsuitable" platform for that population that cares about Lisp.<br/> <br/> Not sure if Emacs could be called a memory pig now-a-days. The joke was it stood for "eight-me...
by vladhed
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 14355

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<t>Quote from WizardOfOZ on October 18, 2011, 15:49<br/> I'm 85% certain my P133 desktop in 1995/6 had at least limited support in X for Drag & Drop in some form, though I no longer recall how it was implemented. The wm was - IIRC - fvwm, but that part of X isn't responsible for doing the draggi...
by vladhed
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 43000

Re: Logo Competition

"Raspy"?

Well then I look forward to seeing either Eben or Liz dressed up as this at the R-Pi Halloween party :-)
by vladhed
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Floating point performance?
Replies: 50
Views: 15842

Re: Floating point performance?

Very good - now we are into the range of a P3 running at a similar clock speed. More than enough horsepower to efficiently run bloat-free tools.
by vladhed
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Floating point performance?
Replies: 50
Views: 15842

Re: Floating point performance?

Quote from jamesh on September 25, 2011, 18:41
C Converted Double Precision Whetstones: 41.7 MIPS


For comparison, my AMD K6/166 Linux box that I bought in 1997 ran that same test and returned with 69.444 MIPS
by vladhed
Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 43000

Re: Logo Competition

<r>Quote from Montekuri on September 24, 2011, 01:39<br/> Quote from vladhed on September 23, 2011, 15:47<br/> too creepy - we're trying to _attact_ kids remember <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> No, I don't want to attack (hurt) kids.<br/> Or even want to attract (seduce) them.<br/> <br/> <br/> oops! that was...
by vladhed
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: CP/M (Wordstar, DBaseII, Supercalc)
Replies: 10
Views: 6156

Re: CP/M (Wordstar, DBaseII, Supercalc)

ah yes, ASM and DDT (Dynamic Debugging Tool - kills bugs dead)
by vladhed
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 43000

Re: Logo Competition

Quote from Montekuri on September 22, 2011, 20:34
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy


too creepy - we're trying to _attract_ kids remember :-)
by vladhed
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA... Am i missing something?
Replies: 15
Views: 7954

Re: VGA... Am i missing something?

<r>Actually the R-Pi does support _composite_ video out (that thar RCA jack). It's component video that it is missing that would allow for VGA.<br/> <br/> Yes, that horse that is long dead - see the flogging here:<br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....#038;t=283">http://www.raspberrypi.o...
by vladhed
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 43000

Re: Logo Competition

<t>@smorek<br/> <br/> Initially I didn't like yours - but I figured out it was because the font was dated - circa 1980's. Then it occurred to me that this was perfect!!! I like your raspberry graphic too.<br/> <br/> I could drop the line linking the 2nd R with the Y - it looks too close to Raspbercy...
by vladhed
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA over HDMI?
Replies: 13
Views: 4126

Re: VGA over HDMI?

<t>Component to VGA can be a simple cable - provided the VGA monitor can grok the frame timing that the source can generate: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, or 1080i. For example my old VGA monitor has no trouble displaying my Wii (480p) because the signals and timing are identical to 640x480.<br/> <b...
by vladhed
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 43000

Re: Logo Competition

Quote from Siltar on September 1, 2011, 22:45
This is my entries, I haven't submitted via email yet because I'm not confident with any of them.

They are all worthy!

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