#emc | Logs for 2005-10-01

[00:00:05] <alex_joni> but those I think are made with an older camera
[00:00:09] <jack^^> cool
[00:00:12] <alex_joni> HP photosmart 315
[00:00:18] <alex_joni> pretty stupid camera ;)
[00:00:23] <alex_joni> I made a lot of new photos
[00:00:26] <jack^^> mmh, they are nice
[00:00:26] <alex_joni> nicer ones ;)
[00:00:30] <jack^^> yeah
[00:00:35] <alex_joni> no room to upload them :(
[00:00:43] <jack^^> :)
[00:00:45] <alex_joni> about 2 gigs this year (in italy)
[00:01:00] <jack^^> wow
[00:01:04] <jack^^> great
[00:01:11] <jack^^> i've seen something
[00:05:59] <jack^^> also the website is nice
[00:06:08] <jack^^> with thummnails
[00:06:17] <jack^^> and very fast to load :P
[00:06:26] <jack^^> good ;)
[00:09:00] <alex_joni_> got disconnected
[00:09:01] <alex_joni_> :(
[00:10:35] <jack^^> mmh..
[00:10:51] <jack^^> [nolog] )
[00:10:51] <jack^^> <alex_joni> about 2 gigs this year (in italy)
[00:10:52] <jack^^> <jack^^> wow
[00:10:52] <jack^^> <jack^^> great
[00:10:53] <jack^^> <jack^^> i've seen something
[00:10:53] <jack^^> <jack^^> also the website is nice
[00:10:54] <jack^^> <jack^^> with thummnails
[00:10:55] <jack^^> <jack^^> and very fast to load :P
[00:10:58] <jack^^> <jack^^> good ;)
[00:11:09] <alex_joni_> ty
[00:11:16] <jack^^> :)
[00:11:24] <alex_joni_> no time to update it :(
[00:12:01] <jack^^> i'd use a script :P
[00:14:10] <jack^^> i've some album in yahoo .. but it give no High Resolution ..
[00:14:18] <alex_joni_> right
[00:14:28] <alex_joni_> well .. a lot of the pics on my site are downsampled
[00:14:31] <alex_joni_> for space reason
[00:14:45] <jack^^> another in Robotitalia, it a little bit better, but there are limit about the size..
[00:15:29] <jack^^> yours is very fast
[00:15:43] <alex_joni_> it's at the local university
[00:15:48] <alex_joni_> should get 100Mbit
[00:16:08] <jack^^> good
[00:16:38] <jack^^> it load the pictures in the browser how i never seen before
[00:17:03] <jack^^> from here ..
[00:17:51] <jack^^> s /how /as
[00:17:54] <jack^^> :D
[00:18:17] <alex_joni_> s/as/like
[00:18:21] <jack^^> yeah
[00:18:23] <jack^^> :)
[00:20:41] <jack^^> * jack^^ is thinking to japan ..
[00:22:17] <jack^^> the paradox ...
[00:22:33] <jack^^> bill gates
[00:22:34] <anna_emc> hello all
[00:22:39] <jack^^> steve jobs ..
[00:22:50] <jack^^> when the chips are japanese
[00:22:55] <jack^^> ciao anna_emc
[00:23:30] <jack^^> anna_emc: ...
[00:23:42] <alex_joni_> hello
[00:23:42] <jack^^> <alex_joni> HP photosmart 850
[00:23:56] <anna_emc> alex hello
[00:23:58] <jack^^> take a note..
[00:24:06] <jack^^> HP photosmart 850
[00:24:17] <alex_joni_> should be cheap on ebay
[00:24:18] <jack^^> la macchina di alex_joni_
[00:24:20] <alex_joni_> it's older
[00:24:22] <anna_emc> tanks alex
[00:24:54] <anna_emc> beautiful photo
[00:25:08] <anna_emc> compliments
[00:25:33] <jack^^> anna_emc: maybe more appropriate congrats
[00:25:39] <jack^^> baut its ok :)
[00:25:41] <jack^^> lol
[00:25:57] <jack^^> he understand
[00:26:01] <anna_emc> yes
[00:26:14] <jack^^> Ja
[00:26:17] <jack^^> :)
[00:26:19] <alex_joni_> anna_emc: thank you ;)
[00:26:27] <jack^^> telefunken
[00:26:27] <anna_emc> :-)
[00:26:30] <jack^^> hehe
[00:26:32] <alex_joni_> but there are people around here who take better pictures
[00:26:37] <alex_joni_> * alex_joni_ points to jepler
[00:27:01] <jack^^> alex_joni_: yours are the better ive never seen .. really
[00:27:19] <jack^^> i dont know about jepler
[00:27:34] <jack^^> we've seen some in the sea
[00:27:39] <jack^^> very nice
[00:28:06] <jack^^> colours are nice everywhere
[00:28:30] <jack^^> very good resolution too
[00:28:50] <jack^^> anna_emc: what are you doing ?
[00:29:26] <anna_emc> doing'
[00:29:29] <anna_emc> '
[00:29:38] <jack^^> what ?
[00:29:39] <anna_emc> ?
[00:29:43] <anna_emc> doing?
[00:29:44] <jack^^> cosa fai ?
[00:31:21] <jack^^> * jack^^ waiting for reply ..
[00:31:23] <jack^^> lol
[00:31:25] <jack^^> :D
[00:32:05] <anna_emc> I'm al pc
[00:32:07] <anna_emc> ah ah
[00:32:15] <jack^^> ehm ..
[00:32:19] <jack^^> I know ..
[00:32:23] <jack^^> that
[00:32:25] <jack^^> :)
[00:32:47] <jack^^> and .. ?
[00:33:03] <anna_emc> writhe
[00:33:11] <jack^^> what ?
[00:33:21] <jack^^> email ?
[00:33:23] <anna_emc> with you
[00:33:31] <jack^^> doh
[00:33:34] <jack^^> O_O
[00:33:41] <jack^^> hehe
[00:33:43] <jack^^> okay
[00:33:58] <anna_emc> visto che tu non lo fai con me
[00:34:42] <jack^^> anna_emc: i'm very busy ..
[00:34:51] <jack^^> i'm hard working.. really
[00:35:10] <anna_emc> for emc not busy!
[00:35:14] <anna_emc> ah ah
[00:35:21] <jack^^> :\
[00:35:25] <jack^^> no.
[00:37:57] <jack^^> youre talking abou busy message in msn messenger
[00:38:01] <jack^^> sorry ..
[00:38:03] <anna_emc> no
[00:39:10] <jack^^> np
[00:53:31] <anna_emc> night all
[00:53:39] <alex_joni_> night
[01:34:57] <Jacky^> (01:48:08) Anna: se era uno dei tuoi amici su emc che ti salutava avresti risposto subito vedo che non faccio lo stesso effetto ecco perch� poi mi innervosisco anche se uno � occupato la buona educazione che hai con quelli di emc, non � la stessa che usi con me, Notte
[01:35:03] <Jacky^> bah ...
[02:05:04] <alex_joni_> night all
[03:31:10] <jcolley> anyone have any feedback on the Vigilant boards? (besides paul ;)
[03:35:38] <Jacky^> eh ???
[03:36:04] <jcolley> he already gave me his feedback on CCED
[03:36:16] <Jacky^> 04:12
[03:36:30] <Jacky^> am
[03:36:39] <Jacky^> :)
[03:36:58] <Jacky^> what time is it there ?
[03:37:18] <jcolley> oh, heh 10 pm
[03:37:26] <Jacky^> uhaaa
[03:37:29] <Jacky^> nice
[03:37:33] <Jacky^> US ?
[03:37:37] <jcolley> yeah
[03:37:41] <Jacky^> cool
[03:37:44] <jcolley> east coast
[03:37:47] <Jacky^> here is too late
[03:37:59] <jcolley> i seem to have that problem a lot
[03:38:35] <Jacky^> uhm ..
[03:38:54] <Jacky^> i think you cant finf paul tomorrow ..
[03:39:01] <Jacky^> find*
[03:39:40] <Jacky^> if youre looking for paul_c
[03:40:01] <jcolley> well, actually anyone with experience on interface cards
[03:40:12] <jcolley> in general
[03:40:32] <Jacky^> mm, i'm a newbie
[03:40:41] <jcolley> i'm not even that yet
[03:40:45] <Jacky^> what's your prob ?
[03:41:01] <jcolley> plenty of linux experience, no emc exp yet
[03:41:28] <jcolley> my prob? i haven't started building my problem yet
[03:41:37] <jcolley> i'm still choosing hardware
[03:41:58] <jcolley> i'm trying to plam my problem ;)
[03:42:07] <jcolley> plam = plan
[03:42:15] <Jacky^> yeah ..
[03:42:53] <Jacky^> i'm from Italy
[03:43:12] <Jacky^> my english is not so good ..
[03:43:18] <jcolley> no problem there
[03:43:37] <Jacky^> i'm playng around emc sine june 2005
[03:43:45] <jcolley> i actually considered moving there in a couple of years
[03:44:06] <Jacky^> it depend on what you wnat to do ..
[03:44:23] <jcolley> us navy
[03:44:24] <Jacky^> want*
[03:44:37] <jcolley> we have a submarine tender there
[03:44:56] <jcolley> la maddalana (spelling?)
[03:45:10] <Jacky^> O_O
[03:45:18] <Jacky^> submarine ??
[03:45:58] <Jacky^> mmhh
[03:46:28] <Jacky^> emc is GREAT
[03:46:40] <Jacky^> depen on what you need to do ...
[03:46:46] <jcolley> i like the fexibilty
[03:46:51] <Jacky^> this is not NASA
[03:47:15] <jcolley> i'm building my machine myself
[03:47:25] <Jacky^> for what ?
[03:47:32] <jcolley> 5 axis milling
[03:47:45] <Jacky^> i'm building anything from myself too
[03:47:47] <jcolley> aluminum and steel
[03:48:16] <Jacky^> well, emc support up to 8 axis
[03:48:26] <Jacky^> should be a good choice
[03:48:41] <Jacky^> depend on what ..
[03:48:44] <Jacky^> and
[03:49:03] <Jacky^> if youre an hacker
[03:49:25] <Jacky^> or you just playng with toys
[03:49:30] <Jacky^> thats all
[03:50:29] <Jacky^> emc is for hackers
[03:50:41] <Jacky^> like .. linux is for hackers
[03:50:57] <jcolley> it has been a long time since i fooled around with linux
[03:51:22] <Jacky^> what you use ?
[03:51:30] <jcolley> but 10 years ago, you had to get your hands dirty just to get linux installed
[03:51:32] <Jacky^> what yours experiences ?
[03:51:40] <jcolley> i started with slackware
[03:51:47] <Jacky^> ten years ??
[03:51:53] <Jacky^> nahh
[03:52:00] <Jacky^> i started with debian
[03:52:05] <Jacky^> 1 year
[03:52:13] <Jacky^> i compiled kernel
[03:52:19] <jcolley> i've used debian, redhat, mandrake, many others
[03:52:23] <Jacky^> you know ?
[03:52:25] <jcolley> i still like slackware
[03:52:48] <jcolley> i always like a nice clean kernel
[03:52:54] <Jacky^> slack its a toy ..
[03:53:47] <Jacky^> if you want a good control on your machine
[03:53:59] <Jacky^> if you are an hacker
[03:54:13] <Jacky^> you are in the riht place
[03:54:18] <Jacky^> right*
[03:54:19] <Jacky^> and
[03:54:29] <Jacky^> if youre a developer
[03:54:39] <jcolley> far from it
[03:54:44] <Jacky^> its good
[03:54:48] <jcolley> engineer
[03:54:57] <jcolley> i like to tinker
[03:55:54] <Jacky^> thats ok
[03:56:34] <Jacky^> emc offer you great features
[03:56:44] <Jacky^> for what i know
[03:57:04] <Jacky^> i'm playng with it sine may 2005
[03:57:23] <Jacky^> i'm actually testing an wirking on emc2
[03:57:51] <jcolley> is there anything emc2 will not do that emc will?
[03:58:00] <Jacky^> you know .. em2 its like a breadboard
[03:58:16] <Jacky^> you acn assembly and connect components as you like
[03:58:19] <jcolley> it seems to be a more simple layout
[03:58:46] <Jacky^> what ?
[03:58:52] <Jacky^> emc2 ?
[03:58:59] <jcolley> yes
[03:59:03] <jcolley> makes more sense
[03:59:29] <Jacky^> it depend ..
[03:59:35] <Jacky^> on what we thinking
[04:00:10] <jcolley> from a code point of view, it seems to be laid out better
[04:00:23] <Jacky^> experience is not fresh water ..
[04:00:36] <Jacky^> all depend
[04:00:44] <Jacky^> an what you want to get
[04:00:51] <Jacky^> stepper,
[04:00:55] <Jacky^> servos,
[04:01:02] <Jacky^> high speed
[04:01:11] <Jacky^> more torque
[04:01:18] <Jacky^> it depend ..
[04:01:46] <Jacky^> only the experience can give you the right reply
[04:02:05] <Jacky^> thats, what i learned
[04:02:24] <jcolley> right
[04:02:31] <jcolley> i have much to learn
[04:02:38] <Jacky^> :)
[04:02:49] <jcolley> must sleep now
[04:02:53] <Jacky^> youre welcome here
[04:02:57] <Jacky^> ;)
[04:03:03] <jcolley> i will be around from time to time
[04:03:12] <Jacky^> yeah
[04:03:15] <jcolley> what part of italy are you from?
[04:03:24] <Jacky^> naples
[04:03:34] <jcolley> how is sardenia?
[04:03:45] <Jacky^> um.. no
[04:03:53] <Jacky^> sadrinia is an island
[04:04:03] <jcolley> right
[04:04:04] <Jacky^> im in centre of italy
[04:04:09] <Jacky^> naples
[04:04:10] <jcolley> oh
[04:04:19] <jcolley> show what i know
[04:04:24] <Jacky^> is famous for Pizza around the world ..
[04:05:55] <jcolley> maybe i will see for myself in a few years
[04:06:14] <Jacky^> :)
[04:06:43] <Jacky^> bed time for me
[04:06:49] <Jacky^> G night
[04:06:49] <jcolley> me too
[04:06:53] <jcolley> good night
[04:06:54] <Jacky^> bye
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[18:31:42] <alex_joni_> 'lo
[18:38:27] <ValarQ> g'deve
[18:39:13] <alex_joni_> hey captain
[18:50:14] <alex_joni_> jepler: you around?
[19:20:12] <alex_joni_> hey john
[19:20:17] <alex_joni_> alex_joni_ is now known as alex_joni
[19:24:33] <jmkasunich> hi alex
[19:25:10] <jmkasunich> another week down the tubes :-/
[19:25:41] <alex_joni> right.. same here
[19:25:49] <alex_joni> * alex_joni is trying to study :(
[19:25:54] <alex_joni> got an exam tomorrow
[19:26:11] <jmkasunich> exam? I thought you escaped from school?
[19:26:15] <alex_joni> I did
[19:26:28] <alex_joni> it's for a IWE degree (IWE=International Welding Engineer)
[19:26:43] <jmkasunich> I see
[19:26:54] <alex_joni> so.. learning about metals :/
[19:27:16] <jmkasunich> metals: hard, heavy, conduct electricity... what else is there to know?
[19:27:33] <alex_joni> heh.. a LOT fwiw
[19:27:46] <jmkasunich> ;-)
[19:28:33] <alex_joni> still need to read about 1-200 pages :(
[19:28:48] <jmkasunich> ouch
[19:29:17] <jmkasunich> someday I want to learn to weld (along with about a dozen other things)
[20:06:36] <alex_joni> that's the easy part ;)
[20:06:43] <alex_joni> * alex_joni goes back to his books :(
[20:06:59] <jmkasunich> still takes time
[20:07:02] <alex_joni> jmkasunich: maybe I'll catch you tomorrow to talk about that hal stuff
[20:07:13] <jmkasunich> but I imagine welding is more fun than reading about welding
[20:07:16] <alex_joni> only a day or two ;)
[20:07:23] <alex_joni> reading about welding is fun too
[20:07:32] <alex_joni> reading about materials is not
[20:07:37] <jmkasunich> probably won't be online tomorrow - visiting my parents about 100 miles away
[20:07:43] <alex_joni> or..let me put it this way.. reading is ok
[20:07:47] <alex_joni> learning isn't
[20:08:04] <alex_joni> like knowing QT steel has up to x% C in it
[20:08:08] <alex_joni> or Ni or Mo, etc
[20:08:16] <jmkasunich> ewwwww
[20:08:19] <alex_joni> right
[20:09:21] <alex_joni> or the fact that if you weld marthensitic steel you need to do some thermal treatments after the weld
[20:09:47] <alex_joni> cooking it up to 700 degs and then cooling it off at constant temp. speed not exceeding 80 degs / hour
[20:09:56] <alex_joni> just an example (no idea if accurate ;)
[20:10:00] <jmkasunich> heat affected zone stuff?
[20:10:16] <alex_joni> yeah.. and molecular structure
[20:10:30] <alex_joni> it gets too hardened, and can easily break
[20:10:58] <jmkasunich> I had some 316 stainless sailboat parts welded years ago - they rusted in the HAZ, the rest of it was fine
[20:11:19] <alex_joni> yeah..probably bad wire chosen
[20:11:41] <alex_joni> you need a lot more Ni in the wire than in the base material
[20:11:49] <alex_joni> also need to take care of heat input, etc
[20:12:20] <jmkasunich> this was TIG welded - the guy was pretty good
[20:12:37] <alex_joni> hmmm... should not have rusted then
[20:12:48] <alex_joni> maybe too little argon on the root
[20:13:05] <jmkasunich> later parts (same metal, same welder) I bead-blasted them and wiped with oil, they lasted years outdoors with no rust
[20:13:19] <alex_joni> nice
[20:17:20] <alex_joni> do you have S355 steels?
[20:17:27] <alex_joni> or do you use other namings?
[20:17:37] <jmkasunich> doesn't seem familiar
[20:17:46] <jmkasunich> is that plain steel, or stainless or something?
[20:17:48] <alex_joni> S-construction steel
[20:18:02] <alex_joni> 355 - limit of flow (not sure that's the correct term)
[20:18:12] <jmkasunich> construction? as in steel beams and such?
[20:18:12] <alex_joni> 355N/mm^2
[20:18:19] <alex_joni> yeah.. as in normal carbon steel
[20:18:39] <jmkasunich> steel beams and such are made from something called A-36 here
[20:18:46] <jmkasunich> awful nasty stuff to machine
[20:18:48] <alex_joni> :/
[20:19:00] <jmkasunich> it's been described as trying to machine a pink pencil eraser
[20:19:11] <alex_joni> that soft?
[20:19:15] <jmkasunich> yean
[20:19:18] <jmkasunich> yeah
[20:19:32] <jmkasunich> "normal" carbon steels are graded with 4 digit numbers
[20:19:47] <jmkasunich> last 2 digits are % carbon
[20:19:57] <jmkasunich> forinstance, 1018 is generic low-carbon
[20:20:03] <jmkasunich> 0.18% carbon
[20:20:15] <jmkasunich> 1045 is decent for machine parts, can be hardened
[20:20:22] <jmkasunich> 1095 is for springs and such
[20:20:58] <jmkasunich> then there are things like 4041, 8620, etc, etc, the first 2 digits have to do with moly and other additives, but I don't know the specifics
[20:22:06] <alex_joni> right
[20:22:48] <alex_joni> in EN norms those are smthg like: X10CrNiV18-8-1
[20:23:02] <alex_joni> but you don't want to go there :/
[20:23:08] <jmkasunich> got that right
[20:26:21] <jmkasunich> hmmm, I wonder if that RoHS crap is gonna affect the availibility of things like 12L14?
[20:26:44] <jmkasunich> the L means it has some lead content - the lead improves machinibility a LOT
[20:29:59] <alex_joni> ok.. found S355
[20:30:06] <alex_joni> in the US it's : A572Gr50
[20:30:19] <jmkasunich> weird
[20:30:30] <alex_joni> http://www.steelstrip.co.uk/international_equivalents.htm
[20:31:56] <jmkasunich> nice conversion page
[20:32:04] <alex_joni> if you ask me.. it's the most stupid thing that there is
[20:32:09] <alex_joni> the naming convensions
[20:32:12] <alex_joni> on all th e
[20:32:16] <alex_joni> on all the systems
[20:32:33] <jmkasunich> well, steel is old
[20:32:38] <alex_joni> you wouldn't want to know what things you need to remember to read such a name
[20:32:48] <jmkasunich> crap
[20:32:52] <alex_joni> the X10CrNiV18-8-1 for instance:
[20:33:07] <jmkasunich> (watching baseball - the other guys just scored, tied the game)
[20:33:27] <alex_joni> 10 = 0,1%C, 18%Cr, 8%Ni, 1%V
[20:33:33] <alex_joni> that's easy
[20:33:53] <alex_joni> but if it's 13CrMoV4-4-4
[20:34:44] <alex_joni> then 13=0,13%c, Cr=1% (the 4 gets divided by 4), Mo=0,4% (gets divided by 10), V=0,4% (same as Mo)
[20:35:42] <alex_joni> the only visible difference is the X in the beginning :/
[20:36:00] <jmkasunich> double crap :-( score 4-1
[20:36:29] <alex_joni> bugger that
[20:36:29] <alex_joni> :D
[20:36:34] <alex_joni> as someone might say
[20:36:48] <jmkasunich> 2 games left in the season, need to win both to make the playoffs
[20:36:53] <alex_joni> heh
[20:36:56] <alex_joni> what team?
[20:36:57] <jmkasunich> don't look like its gonna happen
[20:37:01] <jmkasunich> Cleveland Indians
[20:37:06] <alex_joni> I see
[20:42:56] <jmkasunich> well the euro method isn't as bad as the US one... the last two digits are fine, but you need a magic decoder ring for the first two
[20:43:23] <alex_joni> nah.. actually it's not that easy
[20:43:29] <alex_joni> there's a table with materials
[20:43:33] <alex_joni> and their multiplier
[20:43:44] <alex_joni> there are some for 4, 10, 100, 1000
[20:43:51] <alex_joni> and based on that you do the math
[20:44:02] <jmkasunich> ick
[20:44:34] <alex_joni> so you need to remember that Cu,Al,Be,Mo,Nb,Pb,Ta,Ti,V,Zr are all with 10
[20:45:16] <jmkasunich> in the real world (no exams) you don't "remember" any of that cruft, you just keep a reference book handy ;-)
[20:45:40] <alex_joni> right
[20:45:42] <alex_joni> or google
[20:45:43] <alex_joni> :D
[20:47:01] <alex_joni> it's even worse for around here
[20:47:10] <alex_joni> there was a local naming convension STAS
[20:47:20] <alex_joni> which was dropped in favour of DIN
[20:47:26] <alex_joni> which now gets dropped for EN
[20:49:20] <jmkasunich> change is good (or so they say)
[20:49:57] <alex_joni> not for names
[20:50:02] <alex_joni> that's confusing
[20:50:10] <jmkasunich> * jmkasunich hates change
[20:50:13] <alex_joni> especially the DIN was a bad choice
[20:50:26] <alex_joni> DIN is/was german standard
[20:50:30] <alex_joni> gets dropped in germany aswell
[21:14:40] <alex_joni> later guys
[21:35:33] <alex_joni_> alex_joni_ is now known as alex_joni
[21:38:53] <alex_joni> hmmm
[21:39:09] <alex_joni> * alex_joni hates reading this stuff :/
[21:40:12] <ValarQ> what sort of stuff?
[21:40:41] <alex_joni> read back...
[21:40:47] <ValarQ> damn, i gotta get my crapahalic working, i need it :(
[21:40:49] <alex_joni> materials & such
[21:40:51] <ValarQ> ok
[21:41:06] <alex_joni> what happened to crapplication?
[21:41:08] <alex_joni> aka halgui ?
[21:41:09] <alex_joni> :D
[21:41:17] <ValarQ> crapplication is pretty ok
[21:41:29] <ValarQ> it's the halgui (crapahalic) that needs work
[21:41:33] <alex_joni> ahhh
[21:41:49] <alex_joni> any progress on it?
[21:42:19] <ValarQ> none, except i realised i wan't to make a more general interface/wrapper for the canvas thingie
[21:42:56] <ValarQ> i find my self doing repetive stuff, but i don't see any good solution to it yet :/
[21:43:24] <ValarQ> maybe i should try something crazy, like implementing it in haskell
[21:44:02] <jmkasunich> ValarQ: what's this about a HAL gui?
[21:44:30] <ValarQ> jmkasunich: a crapplication like interface for HAL
[21:44:40] <ValarQ> * ValarQ searches for a screenshot
[21:45:02] <jmkasunich> * jmkasunich doesn't know what crapplication is
[21:45:02] <ValarQ> jmkasunich: http://arda.no-ip.org/crapahalic.png
[21:45:11] <ValarQ> jmkasunich: it's a small pcb-editor
[21:45:27] <ValarQ> jmkasunich: http://arda.no-ip.org/pics/crap3.png
[21:45:41] <jmkasunich> I see
[21:45:44] <jmkasunich> interesting
[21:45:56] <alex_joni> I find the concept (approach) interesting
[21:46:03] <alex_joni> instead of an offline stuff
[21:46:11] <alex_joni> it's more like an frontend to halcmd
[21:46:12] <jmkasunich> I've wanted to do something along those lines almost as long as HAL has existed
[21:46:20] <jmkasunich> but I'm a poor GUI programmer
[21:46:25] <ValarQ> alex_joni: yeah, thats my thoughts about it
[21:46:27] <alex_joni> jmkasunich: you're getting old
[21:46:38] <jmkasunich> getting old? I am old
[21:46:39] <alex_joni> * alex_joni remebers jmkasunich and ValarQ talking about it
[21:46:45] <alex_joni> a few months ago ;)
[21:46:57] <ValarQ> HAL is a pretty neat thingie
[21:47:20] <ValarQ> i have been using it for more wild things than emc2
[21:47:38] <jmkasunich> good!
[21:48:05] <ValarQ> would be pretty cool to break it out of emc2 to have it in a separate package someday
[21:48:20] <jmkasunich> I've thought about that
[21:50:05] <jmkasunich> see: http://sourceforge.net/projects/blocs - I haven't actually written any code there yet. Don't want to divide effort between that and EMC.
[21:50:45] <jmkasunich> like to talk more, but time to leave
[21:51:21] <jmkasunich> (our baseball team blew their chance at the playoffs, so we're gonna take out our frustrations by shooting bits of paper)
[21:51:36] <ValarQ> oh
[21:51:48] <jmkasunich> back in a couple hours
[21:52:08] <jmkasunich> if you have more thoughts on ways for HAL to go, email me
[21:52:15] <jmkasunich> jmkasunich at att dot net
[21:52:56] <ValarQ> ok, how many developers are there behind HAL?
[21:53:55] <alex_joni> about a couple
[21:53:59] <alex_joni> * alex_joni counts
[21:54:02] <alex_joni> there's jmkasunich
[21:54:04] <alex_joni> and ....
[21:54:10] <alex_joni> hmmm, I think that's it ;)
[21:56:57] <ValarQ> the AUTHORS file in the cvs is even shorter than that
[21:57:12] <alex_joni> it is?
[21:57:13] <alex_joni> :D
[21:58:15] <ValarQ> [vq@hugin] ~/apps/cnc/emc2 $ ls -l docs/AUTHORS
[21:58:16] <ValarQ> -rw-r--r-- 1 vq users 0 12 jun 2004 docs/AUTHORS
[21:58:24] <ValarQ> yupp :)
[21:58:52] <alex_joni> heh
[21:59:10] <alex_joni> check the various files
[21:59:17] <alex_joni> it usually says who did what
[21:59:55] <ValarQ> yeah i know, i just started of by checking the AUTHORS file
[22:01:24] <ValarQ> obviously jmk has written all the files i ripped when i wrote my pwm controlling driver/monster
[22:03:32] <alex_joni> what monster?
[22:04:27] <ValarQ> the driver required pretty low fp_period value to render an acceptable signal for the servos :/
[22:04:54] <alex_joni> I see
[22:05:10] <ValarQ> shortly... it's a monster
[22:06:26] <ValarQ> i think i give up that crazy idea of writing the fe in haskell
[22:06:35] <alex_joni> lol
[22:06:47] <ValarQ> i'm not very good at writing fe's in haskell :(
[22:07:44] <ValarQ> great language othervise thought
[22:21:58] <alex_joni> http://www.riemurasia.net/jylppy/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=92
[22:23:43] <ValarQ> alex_joni: ?
[22:24:00] <alex_joni> not sure it runs on *nix
[22:25:54] <ValarQ> no prob, a small curl+mplayer hack does the trick ;)
[22:26:27] <ValarQ> it did
[22:26:30] <ValarQ> oh mein got!
[22:26:38] <alex_joni> yup
[22:26:50] <ValarQ> thats pretty impressive
[22:28:22] <alex_joni> most of the movies there are
[22:32:35] <ValarQ> * ValarQ starts writing a crapcanvas library
[22:33:33] <rcsu> moin moin
[22:33:42] <alex_joni> moin
[22:33:43] <ValarQ> eve
[22:34:31] <alex_joni> ValarQ: http://www.riemurasia.net/jylppy/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=117
[22:34:37] <alex_joni> now that's what I call a stupid dog
[22:34:57] <alex_joni> rcsu: need help?
[22:35:03] <alex_joni> Jymmm: http://www.riemurasia.net/jylppy/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=117 :)
[22:35:14] <rcsu> alex_joni: no, just lurking for now
[22:35:20] <alex_joni> ok ;)
[22:35:25] <alex_joni> happy lurking
[22:36:54] <Jymmm> Had a dlink pci wifi card go bad, called T/S "That model in no longer supported". I just bought it a few months ago and still under the 1yr warranty plus you just updated drivers in march", "That model is no longer supported *CLICK*".
[22:37:31] <icee> jymmm: certified mail can cure a lot of ills like that
[22:37:32] <alex_joni> jerks
[22:37:40] <Jymmm> icee ?
[22:38:09] <alex_joni> Jymmm: this will cheer you up : http://www.riemurasia.net/jylppy/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=120
[22:38:21] <icee> when companies screw with you and refuse to support their products, a letter describing the circumstances and warning of possible further action usually will bring them into line.
[22:38:47] <icee> they really don't like things to get documented and then to turn into class action lawsuits.
[22:39:16] <Jymmm> icee: Usually. I'll call their marketing VP this week. That should resovle future issues as Marketing controls EVERYTHING in a company.
[22:40:00] <icee> Depends on the company.
[22:40:15] <icee> Many companies are sales driven or engineering driven.
[22:40:24] <Jymmm> BUT.... the dlink router I have which is much older they'll provide support for.
[22:41:07] <rcsu> anyway, the techs are the pushers to biz
[22:45:12] <rcsu> i have the nc-step card, can i directly connect em to the minimot driver ?
[22:50:07] <rcsu> * rcsu is wondering that noone is responding
[22:50:25] <alex_joni> noone around with nc-step cards
[22:50:28] <alex_joni> got a link?
[22:52:06] <rcsu> its in german: http://www.nc-step.de/step3d.html
[22:53:10] <alex_joni> so.. what emc flavour you plan to use?
[22:53:15] <alex_joni> there are quite a few :D
[22:53:37] <alex_joni> the board looks pretty standard step/dir (for 3 channels)
[22:53:51] <alex_joni> so I think connecting it to emc shouldn't be a problem
[22:54:46] <rcsu> uh, i would use a self compiled version
[22:55:17] <rcsu> not one of the BDI stuff
[22:55:36] <rcsu> i ask only for the cabling thing
[22:55:59] <alex_joni> if you want self compiled, then I'd avise emc2
[22:56:07] <alex_joni> in that case you don't need to worry about the cabling
[22:56:34] <alex_joni> using HAL you can easily connect the signals to any parport pins you like (in software)
[22:56:49] <rcsu> afaik, emc2 is last updated 2003/4
[22:56:51] <alex_joni> i.e. to match your phisical setup
[22:57:02] <alex_joni> not really
[22:57:09] <alex_joni> emc2 is the current development version
[22:57:24] <alex_joni> emc1 is stable with only bugfixes to receive
[22:57:31] <alex_joni> but emc2 is where things are happening
[22:57:50] <rcsu> :) you need a bug fixer ?
[22:57:55] <alex_joni> latest commit about 29.09.2005
[22:58:18] <alex_joni> http://cia.navi.cx/stats/project/emc
[22:58:23] <rcsu> svn or cvs ?
[22:58:41] <alex_joni> cvs@sf
[23:14:32] <alex_joni> Jymmm: http://www.riemurasia.net/jylppy/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=169