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by oninoshiko
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>Sorry, I really haven't been able to do much of anything this week/last weekend, BUT I did manage to get almost completely cought up with my yard-work (hopefully in a couple of years I'll have grapes... I'm still considering planting some raspberries on the west side). I'm going to be takeing a s...
by oninoshiko
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Gambas
Replies: 86
Views: 22498

Re: Gambas

<t>GordonH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> However I have been writing my own BASIC interpreter recently and while the RPi wasn't initially in the viewfinder (as it were), I've had more than enough interest in it to actively make sure it works OK on the RPi and support it.<br/> <br/> However the only thing ...
by oninoshiko
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Qt 5 Alpha
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: Qt 5 Alpha

<t>vallidor said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Qt rocks the socks off a sloth.<br/> <br/> <br/> sorry for going offtopic for a moment, but this has been bothering me for two days: is that good or bad?<br/> <br/> I mean, rocking someones socks off is good, but sloths are renowned for the (lack of) speed. Genera...
by oninoshiko
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I pretty much agree with all you say there, it really isn't obvious that you go left to right and you could really do with being able to insert steps when you make a mistake. Also the language isn't anywhere near turing complete and a bit repetitive. I'm sure we co...
by oninoshiko
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>Just something like a generic map would be great.<br/> <br/> I don't expect what I come up with to be a final map, but since I need to create one anyway, I think I would like to use the effort to be working toward something we can use in game.<br/> <br/> Like I said, there are some tilesets I can...
by oninoshiko
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>Now for what Abishur doesn't know. While he's been busy writing (and I think he's made more posts to the wiki then I have), I've been hacking away at this most of the weekend (I managed to hit a couple of bugs in the python framework I'm using... A little time on forums and I'm moveing right alon...
by oninoshiko
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I can help on the plot, I've put down most of what I had thought of initially, but I certainly don't want to abandon this <br/> <br/> <br/> GREAT! I was really hoping you'd say something like that ;) This is your idea, so I don't think anyone would be better.<br/> ...
by oninoshiko
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>Ok! So most of us like this IDEA, but it seems to me that we need to sort out how to make it happen. So what do we need…<br/> <br/> Engine (Programming) -  Oninoshiko<br/> <br/> Mechanics ("player-script" engine) -<br/> <br/> Cartography (World Map) -<br/> <br/> Plot Elements (Writing) -<br/> <br...
by oninoshiko
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bluetooth Clampshell Device
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: Bluetooth Clampshell Device

<t>Old people? I'm only 30 and I love this idea.<br/> <br/> Dang newfangled touch phones the whippersnappers have these days! Why I remember when a cell phone was the size of a large purse, and we where GLAD to lug it around! Hey! Get off my lawn!<br/> <br/> Seriously though, I do lothe that none of...
by oninoshiko
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>My first thought was Forth,  my second thought was "Everyone RPN Partial not is"<br/> <br/> Seriously though, I would think a good approch would be to define it with one language in mind, then expose the interface to other languages later. LUA might be good, Python seems popular. I don't think I'...
by oninoshiko
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

<t>I *LOVE* this idea!<br/> <br/> Actually, there are some good options for tile-based graphical RPGs out there, I've been playing with cocos2d/python over the last week, figuring out how to do a simulation game (a la SimCity), and it strikes me as a pretty good option for something like this.<br/> ...
by oninoshiko
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14673

Re: Science Fiction

<t>Have to agree with everyone else here on Asimov, Dick, and Heinlein (hrm... this sounds like a law firm).<br/> <br/> Someone meantioned "Stranger in a Strange Land" I ask, which version? The originally published version had been gutted by the publisher, but there was a copy of the original manusc...
by oninoshiko
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Patch for latest kernel on kernel.org
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Patch for latest kernel on kernel.org

Well, right now I'm messing with the github version.

I would hope most of the patches can be applied upstream though.
by oninoshiko
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 21068

Re: How slow is it?

<t>Alchemy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry I haven"t had a netbook either. Its a very long time since I had a cheap computer.<br/> <br/> Why would developers have cheap computers?<br/> <br/> <br/> Because they work.<br/> <br/> I've done builds on Atoms, (and P2-300s, for that matter). I could go downs...
by oninoshiko
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 21068

Re: How slow is it?

<t>Alchemy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry I haven"t had a netbook either. Its a very long time since I had a cheap computer.<br/> <br/> Why would developers have cheap computers?<br/> <br/> <br/> Because they work.<br/> <br/> I've done builds on Atoms, (and P2-300s, for that matter). I could go downs...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mac VMWare Fusion & Rapberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 17036

Re: Mac VMWare Fusion & Rapberry Pi

VMWare does not (AFAIK) emulate an ARM. You will have to do one of two things:


run a linux distro with qemu-arm on vmware (I think someone has a setup already configured for vmware, does fusion use VMWare workstation images?)
get a copy of qemu-arm for MacOS
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: qemu woes
Replies: 37
Views: 12685

Re: qemu woes

<t>Keep in mind, what you are trying to do is WELL outside what normal people do. You are trying to roughly emulate a machine with a processesor that is a completely different arcitecture than what you are using, and one that only a handful of people in the world have.<br/> <br/> To say you are play...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Patch for latest kernel on kernel.org
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Patch for latest kernel on kernel.org

I just started looking at this yesterday, but had not happened upon the patch yet.

While I don't know the answer to your question, I will likely be trying to rework the patch to work with 3.2.9. I'll be sure to post my results!
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5892

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>clive. said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And whilst ICT shouldn't just mean teaching word processing/spreadsheets/data handling/DTP, I'd argue that these are essential things to learn.<br/> <br/> <br/> THIS.  I can't stress this enough. I may not be a teacher, but I think clive is completely correct. I do ...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS
Replies: 26
Views: 6107

Re: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS

<t>It's worth noting that's 200k interested parties. Not 200k sales.<br/> <br/> There are two ways to look at it, not all 200k may end up buying one, some of the 200 will buy more then one.<br/> <br/> I dont know which will be more, but I think those wanting more then one will exceed those deciding ...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4450

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

<t>plugwash said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think with clever case design you could keep the number of extensions relatively low while still having the connectors at the back and the SD card at the front<br/> <br/> <br/> My initial idea (different thread) was this, but the power is still front-facing. I'm...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi day time/date
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Re: Pi day time/date

<t>RaTTuS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> oninoshiko said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Personally I dont understand why its not on 7/22<br/> <br/> <br/> Less people would get it <br/> <br/> <br/> there is no month 22 also ;–<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> what kind of sillyness would put the d...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Alzheimer Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Re: The Alzheimer Radio

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If you are using USB then you can start with it juts attached to a normal PC (laptop/netbook) and then add the RPi into a more aesthetic case later.<br/> <br/> <br/> Infact, considering your timeframe, USB would be how I would reccomend attaching RFID readers. As m...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4450

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

<t>Atleast for my prototype, I'm expecting to double the cost. I'll have to see what happens as I start to pull things together.<br/> <br/> *I* am doing this because I think it's neeto. As long as the costs for the entire project are below 100USD, or can atleast be spread into 40USD incriments, It d...
by oninoshiko
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8906

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t><br/> gritz said: <br/> <br/> My point was that the Pi (especially in it's eventual educational environment) is a mile away from the road that Canonical is taking and developing a super-low fat distro when the kids will be spending most of their time coding rather than "enjoying a rich user inter...

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