highaltitude.log.20080628

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[10:32] <jcoxon> morning edmoore
[10:32] <edmoore> ello!
[10:32] <edmoore> how's it going?
[10:32] <jcoxon> good thanks,
[10:32] <jcoxon> reflashing my gumstix
[10:32] <jcoxon> also been to collect my RS order from DHL
[10:33] <jcoxon> you?
[10:33] <edmoore> got up
[10:33] <edmoore> the end
[10:33] <jcoxon> haha
[10:37] <jcoxon> ooo cool it worked
[10:38] <edmoore> reflashing?
[10:39] <jcoxon> yup
[10:39] <jcoxon> means i can use my wireless card
[10:39] <jcoxon> also should get all the packet radio stuff into the kernel
[10:43] <edmoore> is there a lighter irc client for mac than coloquy?
[10:44] <jcoxon> yup
[10:44] <jcoxon> i use xchat aqua
[10:46] <edmoore> will check it out
[10:46] <edmoore> colloquy crashes a bit too much
[10:46] <jcoxon> coloquy is too heavy for me
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[11:30] <edmoore> jcoxon: have you played with wxwidgets?
[11:30] <jcoxon> yup
[11:30] <jcoxon> with what backend though?
[11:31] <jcoxon> c++?
[11:31] <edmoore> yeah, though I don't spose it matters
[11:31] <jcoxon> i found it quite hard work
[11:31] <jcoxon> what os would you be developing for?
[11:31] <edmoore> One of the things they use at work which I'd not heard of (as is the case with most things with me) but seems quite cunning
[11:32] <edmoore> They've build a parachute animation program that takes the simulation result files and visualises them
[11:32] <jcoxon> yeah wxwidgets is nice, its multiplatform quite like QT
[11:32] <edmoore> it's a nice sanity check to see is the sim looks reasonable
[11:33] <jcoxon> makes sense and looks pretty
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[11:34] <edmoore> is there a law against showing something other than cookery programs on a saturday morning?
[11:34] <jcoxon> haha
[11:34] <jcoxon> yup
[11:36] <jcoxon> making some good progress here
[11:36] <jcoxon> compiling the drivers to use the sound card as a TNC
[11:37] <edmoore> boost supports multiple threads!
[11:37] <edmoore> I *adore* this thing now
[11:41] <jcoxon> hehe
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[11:45] <Laurenceb> hi all
[11:45] <jcoxon> morning Laurenceb
[11:47] Action: Laurenceb is breadboarding a flight computer
[11:48] <Laurenceb> edmoore: the lassen iq doesn't need a voltage on Vbat to work does it?
[11:49] <Laurenceb> nvm looks like its fine
[11:50] <Laurenceb> yeh its working
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[11:53] <edmoore> Laurenceb: no
[11:53] <edmoore> that's just ram backup
[11:53] <edmoore> if you want to be hardcore you can download the ephermis off it and upload to it for the same effect
[11:53] <Laurenceb> yeah
[11:53] <Laurenceb> :P
[11:54] <edmoore> if you want to be really hardcore you can download it over tcp/ip off the web
[11:54] <Laurenceb> lol
[11:55] <Laurenceb> any launches coming up?
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[11:56] <edmoore> Laurenceb: dunno.
[11:56] <edmoore> I think we will be asap, though I've not spoken to anyone for 3 days
[11:56] <jcoxon> nothing from me till august
[11:56] <Laurenceb> I see
[11:56] <Laurenceb> me too probably
[11:57] <Laurenceb> have so little time :( I've been working 12 hour days
[11:58] <edmoore> on what?
[11:58] <Laurenceb> hmmm drywalling for the past week
[12:01] <Laurenceb> lots of gyproc thermaline super :P
[12:03] <jcoxon> urgh i hate open embedded, its amazing if the receipes are written but if you want to add a package its a nightmare
[12:03] <Laurenceb> whats open embeddded?
[12:04] <jcoxon> its a development system for embedded linux
[12:04] <Laurenceb> ah
[12:04] <jcoxon> its great if you want some software
[12:04] <jcoxon> that it has a receipe for (and its got a lot of receipes)
[12:04] <Laurenceb> I was thinking of trying an open core on an FPGA
[12:05] <Laurenceb> as then I can add correlators and use it for GPS
[12:05] <Laurenceb> problam is if its going to run linux it will need lots of ram
[12:07] <Laurenceb> but it would be cool to have a linux board with inbuilt open gps
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[12:16] <Laurenceb> brb
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[12:25] <edmoore> wb Laurenceb
[12:36] <edmoore> jcoxon: what's the shell command for renaming a file?
[12:37] <edmoore> rename.... ignore me
[12:37] <jcoxon> i use mv :-)
[12:38] <edmoore> what about a directory - mvdir?
[12:38] <jcoxon> still mv
[12:38] <edmoore> ok ty
[12:39] <edmoore> ty
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[13:32] <Laurenceb> the interrupt driven parser is working XD
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[19:00] <edmoore> evening all
[19:00] <edmoore> jcoxon, how's progress?
[19:16] <jcoxon> urgh
[19:16] <jcoxon> very slow
[19:16] <jcoxon> been fighting with it all day
[19:16] <jcoxon> having to debug the code right now
[19:43] <edmoore> do you know how to put the time in xchat aqua?
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[19:52] <edmoore> edmoore
[20:07] <edmoore> test
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[21:07] <nebu> hi
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[21:17] <edmoore> hi nebu
[21:17] <nebu> hi
[21:18] <nebu> anyone here with experience with highaltitudeflights in germany?
[21:18] <edmoore> Are you new around these parts? It's quite possible you're not, I've just been away a bit recently!
[21:18] <edmoore> Hrm, not that I know of.
[21:19] <edmoore> Are you looking to launch in Germany?
[21:19] <nebu> yep
[21:19] <edmoore> Well as
[21:19] <edmoore> whoops
[21:20] <edmoore> I was going to say, there are always new people launching in new countries - it's an exciting time for amateur ballooning - and normally it's not a problem. The local aviation authority are quite helpful if you can get them on the phone
[21:21] <nebu> i was just going to ask this ;)
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[21:23] <edmoore> Sometimes getting them on the phone in the first place can be more difficult :)
[21:24] <edmoore> but once you've found a number to a useful human being, it tends to be quite good
[21:26] <nebu> just dropping them a mail
[21:26] <nebu> i wonder if they react
[21:30] <edmoore> so - what sort of thing are you thinking of launching?
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[21:38] <nebu> well, basically camera, gps-receiver and a mobile phone - everything controlled by an atmel microcontroller
[21:38] <edmoore> an atmega?
[21:38] <nebu> we're still wondering what kind of ballon to use
[21:39] <nebu> atmega168
[21:39] <edmoore> a great little chip.
[21:40] <nebu> have you used one for a flight?
[21:40] <edmoore> I have used them before, but not as the main controller for a balloon, but for other balloon stuff. Laurenceb has used them with great success
[21:40] <edmoore> he is building a guided parafoil with one too
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[21:47] <nebu> cool :)
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[22:02] <edmoore> jcoxon, how's progress?
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[23:42] <Laurenceb> hi folks
[23:51] Action: Laurenceb has just been to ikea
[23:53] <Laurenceb> its like a communist republic
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