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[00:07] <jcoxon> shellevil, arrgghh so nearly there
[00:07] <jcoxon> works on one laptop just not the other
[00:09] <natrium42> shellevil, did DX ship your order?
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[00:19] <josepharmbruster> natrium hey !
[00:22] <jcoxon> okay i've made an application to listen to my radio
[00:22] <jcoxon> it just won't embed!
[00:22] <jcoxon> anyone want to try?
[00:24] <natrium42> josepharmbruster, any progress on your project?
[00:24] <natrium42> jcoxon, does it run on linux?
[00:24] <jcoxon> (as in try out my java app?)
[00:24] <jcoxon> natrium42, yup
[00:25] <natrium42> should work then
[00:25] <natrium42> hopefully
[00:25] <shellevil> no
[00:26] <jcoxon> http://www.pegasushabproject.org.uk/wiki/lib/exe/fetch.php/application.linux.zip?id=ideas&cache=cache
[00:26] <shellevil> thwey are delayed due to stuff
[00:27] <josepharmbruster> natrium: i got my balloons in, took my technicians exam on thursday and passed :-)
[00:28] <josepharmbruster> natrium: i did some testing with my XTend modules... going to take them to the college this weekend to put the base up on top of a parking garage to do more range tests
[00:28] <josepharmbruster> natriu: see http://libjoe.blogspot.com/
[00:28] <josepharmbruster> natrium: you can see the two modules there
[00:29] Action: shellevil has waterfall
[00:30] <jcoxon> shellevil, using my program?
[00:30] <shellevil> this is simply a realtime signal meter and fft?
[00:30] <shellevil> and waveform
[00:30] <jcoxon> it was a hacked together thingy off the examples page :-p
[00:31] <shellevil> this streams the audio?
[00:31] <natrium42> josepharmbruster, cool
[00:31] <jcoxon> shellevil, yeah
[00:31] <jcoxon> can you hear it?
[00:31] <natrium42> josepharmbruster, i got that SPOT device and played with it yesterday
[00:31] <josepharmbruster> oh yea !!
[00:31] <josepharmbruster> i was checking it out ther other day
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> still have the tab in my browser actually :-)
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> did you access the web page?
[00:32] <natrium42> jcoxon, what's the main class?
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> if so, how quick is it at the updates?
[00:32] <shellevil> nat: te script 'website'
[00:32] <natrium42> 10 minutes
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> gar
[00:32] <natrium42> i already made a script to grab the xml
[00:32] <natrium42> it's quite easy
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> man, that stinks.
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> or are you happy with it?
[00:32] <josepharmbruster> i thought it would be quicker myself . . .
[00:33] <natrium42> it's good enough for my purposes
[00:33] <natrium42> i don't need frequent updates :P
[00:33] <shellevil> jco: and no - no audio
[00:33] <josepharmbruster> what are you using it for?
[00:33] <jcoxon> shellevil, how weird, i get audio
[00:33] <shellevil> /website1
[00:33] <shellevil> javax.sound.sampled.LineUnavailableException: Audio Device Unavailable
[00:33] <natrium42> josepharmbruster, http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0iYBQsZKupoOBTJq8x6cWA4PRJUYRi1ir
[00:34] <shellevil> Sound on linux is a mess. Someone needs to invent a new daemon or something ;/
[00:34] <jcoxon> no, no more daemons!
[00:34] <natrium42> Exception in thread "Animation Thread" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Line unsupported: interface SourceDataLine supporting format PCM_SIGNED 44100.0 Hz, 16 bit, stereo, 4 bytes/frame, big-endian
[00:35] <natrium42> poor jcoxon
[00:35] <jcoxon> damn it :-p
[00:36] <josepharmbruster> natrium: man, that's cool :-)
[00:36] <jcoxon> stupid Processing.org
[00:36] <josepharmbruster> natrium: are you using the device for a specific project?
[00:36] <jcoxon> i'm happy as it works on mac os x
[00:36] <jcoxon> but obviously isn't very crossplatform
[00:36] <natrium42> josepharmbruster, probably as a backup for balloon missions
[00:37] <jcoxon> natrium42, trans zp?
[00:37] <natrium42> josepharmbruster, looking into reprogramming the built-in MSP430 microcontroller
[00:37] <natrium42> jcoxon, that too probably
[00:37] <natrium42> although i do have iridium
[00:37] <natrium42> maybe first trans zp would be just with the spot
[00:38] <natrium42> we have to talk about it
[00:38] <jcoxon> indeed we do
[00:38] <jcoxon> i'm around and about this weekend
[00:38] <jcoxon> trying to fix this damn auto tracker
[00:38] <natrium42> cool, it's a date then
[00:38] <natrium42> anybody launching sat/sun?
[00:38] <jcoxon> nope
[00:38] <jcoxon> 'bad' weather in the UK again
[00:38] <natrium42> aah
[00:39] <jcoxon> all i want is this applet to embedd
[00:39] <jcoxon> but it just doesn't load
[00:39] <natrium42> what's the console output?
[00:40] <jcoxon> from where?
[00:40] <natrium42> from java
[00:40] <jcoxon> hmmm, not sure
[00:40] <natrium42> you have access to the console, right?
[00:41] <jcoxon> i can get access
[00:41] <natrium42> in windows you can right click the java icon to get to the console, dunno about linux
[00:41] <jcoxon> i'm on osx
[00:42] <natrium42> there must be a way :S
[00:42] <shellevil> if you start it on the command line, it pops up in the starting console
[00:43] <natrium42> my guess is that there is some policy problem
[00:43] <jcoxon> i'm looking in the error message console for system
[00:45] <shellevil> jc: I kill the browser, and it works (sound)
[00:45] <shellevil> jcoxon: though other things can use alsa and java claims to be trying to use alsa
[00:46] <jcoxon> oh right
[00:46] <jcoxon> so it was just a clash with alsa
[00:46] <jcoxon> going to restart the sound server
[00:46] <shellevil> It's something java's doing 'wrong'
[00:46] <jcoxon> close all connections please
[00:46] <shellevil> where other things do it right
[00:46] <jcoxon> yeah, typical java
[00:46] <shellevil> (where wrong is of course in the eye of the beholder)
[00:46] <jcoxon> done
[00:53] <jcoxon> right i've turned on my 10mW beacon
[00:53] <jcoxon> that said it hasn't got a lock so it won't transmit anything
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[08:50] <Xenion> Guten Morgen / Good Morning :-)
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[08:56] <jcoxon> morning all
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[09:03] <jcoxon> morning edmoore
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[09:23] <M0TEK> morning
[09:24] <jcoxon> hey M0TEK
[09:24] <jcoxon> have you seen my tracker page?
[09:25] <jcoxon> i mean radio control page rather
[09:26] <jcoxon> http://pegasus4.no-ip.org/~jamescoxon/socket.php
[09:32] <M0TEK> awesome!
[09:34] <jcoxon> seen the audio stream?
[09:37] <edmoore> i can hear the stream!
[09:37] <edmoore> on a repeater?
[09:37] <jcoxon> yeah
[09:38] <jcoxon> and there is a local beacon on 2m
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[09:38] <jcoxon> there is a little bug right now
[09:38] <edmoore> how's the 817?
[09:39] <jcoxon> which means that its sticking a space before teh freq which makes it go to 40Mhz rather than 4**
[09:39] <jcoxon> edmoore, this is the 817
[09:39] <edmoore> yeah i know
[09:39] <jcoxon> yeah its good
[09:39] <edmoore> am asking how you're finding it?
[09:39] <jcoxon> i've only really played with the computer controlled bit
[09:39] <jcoxon> need a launch to test it all out
[09:40] <jcoxon> does mean that my ft790r isn't getting used at all
[09:41] <edmoore> :)
[09:41] <jcoxon> hows the cold?
[09:41] <jcoxon> gone yet?
[09:41] <edmoore> it's good for chasing
[09:43] <jcoxon> haven't really been using it as a 'radio' as in haven't got any contacts
[09:45] <edmoore> there's lots of activity on our local repeater too
[09:45] <edmoore> and not much else on uhf/vhf
[09:46] <jcoxon> yeah, same sort of experience here
[09:46] <jcoxon> and the local 2m repeater has been closed due to abuse
[09:47] <edmoore> lol
[09:48] <edmoore> bbl
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[12:43] <SpeedEvil> http://www.theonion.com/content/news_in_photos/nasa :)
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[12:55] <edmoore> gteets rjharrison
[12:55] <edmoore> greets*
[12:56] <rjharrison> Hi all
[12:56] <rjharrison> No launches then
[12:56] <rjharrison> Lovely weather up here
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[12:56] <edmoore> take a look at wunderground
[12:56] <rjharrison> would be fantastic scenery
[12:56] <rjharrison> Hehe
[12:56] <rjharrison> ! Pink
[12:57] <rjharrison> I have just got some linear feed to make up some slim jims
[12:57] <rjharrison> and an SWR metere
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[13:13] <SpeedEvil> I love solutions that come to you in the middle of the night in dreams. Your unconsious mind working to solve problems. I was wondering on the cause of slight hesitancy in 2nd gear when accellerating hard uphill. It turns out the reason is due to the parachute accidentally deploying.
[13:13] <SpeedEvil> Or maybe not.
[13:16] <gordonjcp> hahaha
[13:16] <gordonjcp> I remember my sister saying that, she'd been dreaming about a work problem
[13:17] <gordonjcp> and remembered exactly the flash of inspiration that solved the problem of supporting a lighting bar that had to be just in front of the proscenium
[13:17] <gordonjcp> "Ah that was it, yes, I just need to... get the unicorns to stand there and tee it off their horns... Uhm..."
[13:46] <SpeedEvil> I think I mentioned I was getting a new phone line.
[13:46] <SpeedEvil> First available engineers visit booked.
[13:46] <SpeedEvil> Fri 13th. 1pm-after-dark. What could go wrong?
[14:07] Action: josepharmbruster finished setting up his new webserver: http://libjoe.blogspot.com/
[14:07] <edmoore> nice work josepharmbruster
[14:09] <edmoore> conchords fan
[14:09] <edmoore> now you can do no worng
[14:09] <edmoore> wrong*
[14:15] <josepharmbruster> :-)
[14:15] <josepharmbruster> hah
[14:15] <josepharmbruster> for the record, i'm going to get my general book this week... hopefully take my next exam in a couple of weeks
[14:15] <josepharmbruster> then get serious about my balloon design
[14:15] <edmoore> col
[14:15] <edmoore> cool*
[14:15] <josepharmbruster> in the mean time, i'm still doing some research on materials and such
[14:16] <edmoore> we managed a few years without licenses :)
[14:19] <gordonjcp> I recorded some telemetry from the Omid satellite
[14:19] <gordonjcp> now my server is getting kicked shitless by people linking to the mp3 from blogs
[14:19] <gordonjcp> I've redirected to wikipedia
[14:21] <josepharmbruster> hah, nice
[14:22] <gordonjcp> well, I uploaded the audio clip to the Omid_(satellite) page
[14:22] <gordonjcp> so bugger it, they can have the bandwidth bill
[14:23] <josepharmbruster> breakfast time, brb
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[22:52] <Laurenceb> hello
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[23:56] <Laurenceb> http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/everest.html
[23:57] <shellevil> Neat.
[23:57] <shellevil> How often does it update?
[23:57] <shellevil> :)
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