#emc-devel | Logs for 2009-12-02

[14:07:53] <micges_work> alex_joni: around?
[14:15:09] <alex_joni> yup, but leaving for home soon
[14:19:20] <micges_work> are there any future plans for adding non interpolated joints to emc? (moving from switch to switch, available for homing infrastructure, from emc will be only velocity output)?
[14:21:44] <micges_work> we (and not just only we) have very advanced THC configurations that will be a lot simpler with some homing and limits support from emc
[14:22:02] <micges_work> (just want to know)
[14:47:25] <jepler> I'm not aware of anyone working on such a thing.
[14:48:27] <micges_work> jepler: d48c422 fixed sizeof problems
[14:48:34] <jepler> micges_work: thank you for testing
[14:50:26] <micges_work> sure
[14:58:55] <micges_work> bbl
[17:22:30] <jepler> jthornton: it occurs to me that examples/pci_parallel_port can be simplified for master; you should be able to just specify cfg="0 1 in" or something like that..
[17:23:11] <jepler> (as long as you've removed/commented the line in /etc/modprobe.d which will be done when installing 2.4 from a package)
[17:34:00] <jepler> hi LawrenceG
[17:39:00] <LawrenceG> hi Jeff
[17:39:24] <LawrenceG> whats cooking?
[17:40:06] <jepler> nothing too exciting. I've been looking for a GPIB stack for avr that has a sane license, but haven't found one yet
[17:40:50] <jepler> cradek recently reminded me that my digital storage scope has GPIB, but a GPIB-USB dongle or other kind of interface seems to run $100+
[17:41:18] <LawrenceG> hmm... gpib has kicked my butt a few times.... I finally bought some serial to gpib convertors cheap on epay... they seem to work ok
[17:42:14] <Jymmm> jepler: http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=2391
[17:42:34] <LawrenceG> the scope should not be too bad.... it was probably designed to talk to a printer for screen dumps... a little more work if you want to do the settings
[17:43:16] <LawrenceG> I have a tek 7d20 digital scope plugin that I have been using.... I have not tried the hpib interface yet
[17:43:28] <Jymmm> jepler: http://www.webalice.it/hotwater/USBpicplot.htm
[17:48:11] <Jymmm> jepler: i bet you could create an AVR variant
[17:50:15] <Jymmm> http://lpvo.fe.uni-lj.si/gpib/
[17:50:55] <Jymmm> http://www.edn.com/article/CA6290453.html
[17:54:28] <cradek> jepler: just buy a gpib pen plotter and a scanner...
[18:37:30] <jepler> cradek: that's a terrible idea
[18:38:40] <jepler> instead, I should point a 16-megapixel DSLR at it and then use sophisticated image processing algorithms to rebuild a pixel-accurate representation of the screen, correcting for skew, camera focus, and beam bloom/focus
[18:38:48] <cradek> yeah, who doesn't already have one of those plotters anyway?
[18:39:34] <cradek> (I noticed last weekend that I have two of them, actually. I wonder if the other one works.)
[19:06:27] <jepler> hi seb_kuzminsky
[19:06:59] <seb_kuzminsky> hi jeff
[19:07:18] <seb_kuzminsky> you guys gonna brave the storm this weekend?
[19:07:34] <jepler> uh oh, is the forecast bad?
[19:07:47] <seb_kuzminsky> we got 8" last night and it's still coming down
[19:07:53] <jepler> oof!
[19:07:55] <seb_kuzminsky> not sure what the bones say about this weekend
[19:08:05] <jepler> I had looked at the forecast last night, and it said you'd get 1-2, not 8!
[19:08:12] <cradek> ouch
[19:08:25] <seb_kuzminsky> it's pretty sloppy here right now
[19:08:35] <seb_kuzminsky> but it might dry out in the next couple days
[19:09:06] <cradek> jepler: why don't you go ahead and not make those nonrefundable reservations...
[19:10:31] <jepler> cradek: luckily enough, I have not made them
[19:10:43] <seb_kuzminsky> procrastination ftw
[19:11:41] <cradek> seb_kuzminsky: 'an extra 15% to make the reservation cancelable'
[19:12:00] <seb_kuzminsky> hmm
[19:12:34] <jepler> too bad you can't later elect to pay the extra 15% in order to upgrade to a cancelable reservation..
[19:13:01] <cradek> I've never heard of such a thing. What a scam.
[19:15:55] <jepler> seb_kuzminsky: you'll have to drop by tomorrow and give us a weather update so we can make our final decision..
[19:17:11] <seb_kuzminsky> can do
[19:18:12] <jepler> huh, weather.gov's 2 day history shows no precipitation in the 3-day history. so much for trusting the government.
[19:18:30] <SWPadnos> 15% is pretty cheap if you're talking about plane tickets
[19:18:41] <jepler> SWPadnos: hotel
[19:18:48] <SWPadnos> oh, well that's different
[19:19:08] <SWPadnos> though non-cancelable/non-changeable/paid-in-advance is usually about that much cheaper
[19:20:11] <jepler> if we do go I guess we'll just use cradek's method of making an internet reservation while sitting in the hotel parking lot..
[19:20:50] <cradek> sometimes you can use their own wireless to do it
[19:21:03] <cradek> (the cheaper the place, the more likely)
[19:22:16] <SWPadnos> haxxorz
[20:39:35] <jthornton> jepler: ok, I'll take care of it
[21:04:32] <CIA-13> EMC: 03micges 07tlo_all_axes * r6b3b22264cae 10/src/emc/iotask/ioControl.cc: Ignore invalid lines in tool table
[21:06:00] <CIA-13> EMC: 03micges 07tlo_all_axes * ra007f0b2cd65 10/src/emc/iotask/ioControl.cc: Remember to compile first
[22:40:23] <alex_joni> anyone cares for a google wave invite?
[22:40:57] <jepler> I have some to give away too
[22:41:03] <jepler> can't figure out what it's useful for anyhow
[22:41:28] <alex_joni> jepler: I've been meaning to write a aether bot for it
[22:44:58] <Jymmm> jepler: take away irc, and you'll come close =)
[22:45:48] <Jymmm> jepler: Did those links help any?
[22:48:01] <SWPadnos> alex_joni, isn't there some Android app for Google Wave?
[22:49:56] <Jymmm> SWPadnos: You got an android?
[22:50:05] <SWPadnos> yep
[22:50:09] <SWPadnos> got a Droid
[22:50:15] <SWPadnos> first smartphone purchase :)
[22:50:53] <Jymmm> SWPadnos: What was the damage on a data plan?
[22:51:14] <SWPadnos> sme as always - an extra $30 per month for supposedly unlimited data
[22:51:17] <SWPadnos> not tethering though
[22:51:21] <SWPadnos> same
[22:51:25] <Jymmm> SWPadnos: 3g ?
[22:51:34] <SWPadnos> yep
[22:51:45] <Jymmm> no tethering - those bastards!
[22:51:55] <SWPadnos> sadly, it's Verizon, which means it's not GSM, whicn means it doesn't work overseas
[22:52:05] <SWPadnos> yeah, they all charge more and give less for tethering plans
[22:52:12] <Jymmm> unlimited??? That dont' sound right, usually 5GB MAX/mo
[22:52:46] <SWPadnos> unlimited smartphone usage, but somewhere in the fine print it says that if you use too much, they'll kill your account or charge you extra or something
[22:53:01] <SWPadnos> the tethering plans all limit you to 5GB/mo, with no pretense of unlimited data
[22:53:25] <Jymmm> ah