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by LikwidCirkel
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can´t get to google?!
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Can´t get to google?!

Google had some really bad DNS trouble one day last week (or so they claim), and I experienced that. If you're in a very silly location, there might still be trouble. try one of these just to see if it works. They're from "dig http://www.google.com". 72.14.204.99 72.14.204.147 72.14.204.10...
by LikwidCirkel
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux - Scribus - Python scripts?
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Linux - Scribus - Python scripts?

There's a program called "convert" which can convert jpg and other files to pdf or postscript. I'm pretty sure it has decent options for resizing and setting borders, and it can combine them all. If it can't combine pages, pdftk certainly can. The package for "convert" is called ...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best paradigm
Replies: 16
Views: 3682

Re: Best paradigm

Since I consider this an unbelievably stupid question, as is anything that asks what's the "BEST" apple or orange, I'll give a stupid answer. CASE: Computer Assisted Software Engineering. Code by drawing boxes. There are probably better names for it.. I think Rational Rose does something l...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Do u have face book?plz help and respond
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Do u have face book?plz help and respond

Silly kids.. Can't you spot obvious spam posts? Don't even try to tell me this isn't spam. Characteristic language, bad use of shorthand expressions.. there's even a friggin link! I can't believe people responded.
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: GNU autotools are kicking my ass
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: GNU autotools are kicking my ass

Did you create a Makefile or Makefile.in or Makefile.am, or any other files? Posting them would be infinitely more useful than your C++ source in order to help you. There is (likely) nothing wrong with your C++ source. Edit: Although I seldom use automake/autoconf for my own projects, I almost alway...
by LikwidCirkel
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hexadecimal clock
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: Hexadecimal clock

I know of no really good portable way to get decent timing, but I've used absolute-time based timers on Windows and Linux which work much better than using usleep. With usleep, you can't be certain that times will stay accurate. Here's what I usually do for Windows and Linux to get absolute time tim...
by LikwidCirkel
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Open Office viability
Replies: 25
Views: 2843

Re: Open Office viability

I find that OpenOffice works great as a standalone app, but trying to share stuff with MS users will cause pain in a few cases. Don't expect a doc to look the same with the same word/line per page count across OO.o and MSO... it usually won't be the same. I suspect that this has more to do with unde...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Oh me yarm is microsoft becoming cool?
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Oh me yarm is microsoft becoming cool?

That's not the first prototype of that style. I saw an article about an OLPC-funded prototype a few months ago that had similar design. As someone who has been using tablet convertible for school for around 5 years, I can say with confidence that that vast, vast majority of computer-oriented people ...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Java vs C/C++
Replies: 88
Views: 23137

Re: Java vs C/C++

There are quite a few differences, but to me two are most noteworthy. 1) Java is always a managed environment, so you're not likely to end up with errors from bad cleanup. C/C++ is unmanaged, but can be used with managed libraries and extensions and an os-specific run-time. A managed environment cre...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New initiate into the grand order
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: New initiate into the grand order

I find it moderately ironic that you chose Slackware, yet are looking for a coding "IDE". Slackware is the kind of distro that lets you appreciate the guts and how light and non-bloated a system can be, and it leaves much of the configuration to the user. Provided that you have a clue what...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Things you love about your OS
Replies: 29
Views: 8387

Re: Things you love about your OS

I'd make this about Desktop Linux, but most of that has already been addressed, so I'll split it into Linux and Ubuntu versus Other Linux-based systems. Linux - most of what I love is already mentioned - I especially love the part about the graphical environment running on top of a solid OS. A few e...
by LikwidCirkel
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Compliment the Enemy
Replies: 27
Views: 5555

Re: Compliment the Enemy

I do believe that latest Apple OSX really is the safest, most sane and reliable choice for what I would consider "mission critical" audio work, like performing/manipulating with Ableton Live or other software of choice, or possibly even DJing.
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: looking for a better torrent client on linux
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: looking for a better torrent client on linux

Searching for torrent files is _not_ a fundamental feature of a torrent client, and because of that I think that you're kind of asking the wrong questions. These features simply don't make a lot of sense to me anyway since the vast majority of decent trackers are private and searching is performed u...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ is annoying and MS visual 08 can go to hell.
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: C++ is annoying and MS visual 08 can go to hell.

C++ is the best language in the world! and MSVC 2008 is the absolute awesomest most powerful IDE that exists! It is truly a divine work of perfection! All other languages and IDE's are completely useless by comparison.

You hurt Microsoft's feelings you bad person.
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Making Old X App 64-bit Safe
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Making Old X App 64-bit Safe

First off, foo[i] == *(foo + i), so you can legally use a char or negative number as the index if you want. As was mentioned, any "long" which is assumed to be the same as "int" or assumed to be 32 bits is a mistake. Casting between pointers and any integer type is pure pure evil...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Modding a Radio Transmitter?
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: Modding a Radio Transmitter?

It will have nothing to do with the antenna. There will likely be a chip that uses a crystal or resonator and a phase-locked-loop or frequency dividers and such. They're not really simple. About the only thing that might work would be to see if there is a crystal resonator or similar, see if there i...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: how far away are 128bit or more processors?
Replies: 20
Views: 6359

Re: how far away are 128bit or more processors?

Look up VLIW, and also Transmeta Efficeon - although it no longer exists. It might have had some great ideas, but I believe their mistake was trying to compete with the big boys in the laptop CPU market.
by LikwidCirkel
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: not sure where 2 ask, GREP parser?
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: not sure where 2 ask, GREP parser?

You don't even need cygwin - many simple UNIX utilities have been ported to Windows and run just fine.

Google is your friend
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to code an Internet Explorer 6 lockout
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: How to code an Internet Explorer 6 lockout

I'm currently running IE6 on a fairly old PC, at work of course, and I can't upgrade. I can use IE8 on my more-recent development machine though, but I can't install FireFox or anything else on either machine. That said, I fully, strongly support what you are doing - barring access for IE6 users. Ye...
by LikwidCirkel
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What SQL query would you ask God?
Replies: 18
Views: 2973

Re: What SQL query would you ask God?

Forgive me if my grammar is wrong.. it's been a while. I was going to do just a select query, but then I realized that the result would be too large to memorize, so instead, I'll just pretend that my memories exist as tables, and insert information - remember, we are asking GOD here. I'm assuming Se...
by LikwidCirkel
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where to get electrical parts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3665

Re: Where to get electrical parts?

I second Digikey, especially in Canada. They seem to be the best for actually selling hobbyist quantities. Other major distributors are mouser, arrow and avnet (all .com), and they might have parts that DIgikey doesn't, but they're less likely to sell you small quantities. Now, if you don't need spe...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Coding Fonts
Replies: 117
Views: 31308

Re: Coding Fonts

I used to adjust my fonts a lot, in search of the optimal small and clean looking font, but I've stuck with a few for now. I like courier new too, sometimes 8-point, and there's just nothing on Linux that seems to look as good. I usually end up using "Monospace" 8 point on Linux - but that...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linking with g++
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Linking with g++

^^^ Yes, Exactly! I mentioned something similar, but didn't give a Makefile, and that's an excellent example and looks like it should work. I usually skip the list of sources, and just write a list of objects, but the essence is the same. The only drawback to that approach is that header files aren'...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linking with g++
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Linking with g++

With my experience inline functions are best defined in the header. You'll go through hell trying to put inlines in .cpp files.. but you're probably learning that!

:D
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linking with g++
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Linking with g++

It looks like all of those undefined symbols really aren't in libklas.a. A few things: Many of the missing symbols are from the GL library and such, and that is not included in the link line. Several of the compilation steps have library links -lGL and such. As these are simply compilations to objec...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linking with g++
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Linking with g++

It still says: g++ -Wall -g examples/main.cpp -L -llibklas and I think it should do: g++ -Wall -g examples/main.cpp -L. -lklas You missed the dot after the -L and I think that the "lib" is usually assumed by the linker. I'm not really sure what else to try... it's not like it's MSVC where ...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The difference between LED and OLED displays?
Replies: 6
Views: 3449

Re: The difference between LED and OLED displays?

LED: Discrete components with two leads, a chemical emitter and some kind of case, usually plastic. These have to be made with discreet light emitter parts of consistent dimensions. Any "LED Display" will either be a low-resolution matrix sign display (think transit buses with a 20x1000 or...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linking with g++
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Linking with g++

Try naming klas.a to libklas.a (everywhere that it exists) and change the example.o rule to say "-lklas" rather than "-l:klas.a".

Also, adding "-L." might not hurt, but I don't think it's actually required if everything is in the same directory.
by LikwidCirkel
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Wedding ring inscription
Replies: 43
Views: 9244

Re: Wedding ring inscription

I actually have matching rings with binary coded ascii. They just have our initials and a beetle on them, because she is an entomologist. - 8 bits one initial, then the golden beetle, then 8 bits the other initial. - stirling silver with a 24K gold beetle on each. PM me if you want to know what they...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri May 01, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting started w/ open source. fight the learning curve
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Getting started w/ open source. fight the learning curve

I think it would help a lot to get into some testing and feedback. Find some project that interests you, and volunteer to beta test and whatnot. You'd be forced to learn about checking out bleeding-edge code, using diffs, applying patches, compiling with the right libraries and all that complicated ...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues

Isn't running something from a cron job akin to running from a REAL terminal or over SSH or something, with no concept of a running Xserver? Try logging in over ssh or hitting <ctrl><alt>F2 and running any X app from there, and it will most likely tell you something like "could not connect to X...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: designing PCBs and schematics gEDA
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: designing PCBs and schematics gEDA

Isn't gEDA just a frontend that calls a bunch of other programs and brings them together in theory? I know that I've tried using it, but it's kind of flaky. I just ended up using schematics (gnu?) and gpcb (both part of gEDA) and generating netlists and other intermediate files with schematics and t...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Any Suggestions for a Good First C++ Compiler?
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Any Suggestions for a Good First C++ Compiler?

The main difference between say GCC and using Visual Studio is in the GCC to compile you'd have to do something like: gcc -wall -o myapp source1.c source2.c That's not entirely true. Visual Studio just generates project files (.dsp or .vproj) which just store settings about how the project can be c...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Program
Replies: 39
Views: 2309

Re: Music Program

I've been off and on into computer music for almost a decade now, and am just recently getting into it. If you want something entry level and easy to figure out, FL Studio would work. Do you want sample and loops and something that will get you started fast? Yes, use FL Studio. If you want something...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: XML for C++
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: XML for C++

I've only used expat, and it worked for me. It will work just fine with MSVC++ and will be in the repos for any Linux distro (it's free, of course) Apparently, it's what Firefox and many other things use. It's a little confusing at first, and the docs are limited, but once you figure out how to set ...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Languages used for....?
Replies: 21
Views: 2630

Re: Languages used for....?

I work for an industrial electronics producer, making mostly PCI cards. We mostly write drivers and embedded microcode, so it's 99% portable ANSI C, and not C++. Second to that, I would say things like Perl and shell scripts for builds and testing are the most common. There always seems to be lots o...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: anything fundamentally wrong with...?
Replies: 26
Views: 2385

Re: anything fundamentally wrong with...?

(condition1) && ( statement1, (condition2) && (statement2), statement3 ); Does c actually guarantee that in the case of multiple expressions separated by "&&", the expressions get evaluated until one is false, and the rest don't? I know that all major compilers do ...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Binary vs Text Files
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Binary vs Text Files

I've been dealing with this kind of stuff a lot when trying to write code that works with files with different line endings. When you access a file in binary mode, all line endings are converted to and from the local format. So, on Windows, '\n' becomes CRLF on the actual file on a write, and on a r...
by LikwidCirkel
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 5869

Re: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?

I hardly have suggestions for fixing the problem, but I have a tip for how to prevent it in the future. Phillips screwdrivers come in two shapes: American and Japanese. I'm quite sure that virtually all laptops will have Japanese variety screws, but unfortunately, hardware stores in North America wi...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Soldering Skills for Dummies
Replies: 33
Views: 4833

Re: Soldering Skills for Dummies

I've soldered many many things in my day... now they're usually all very small pitch SMD components. Anyway.. One thing that people neglected to mention that I think is worth it is to use flux. If you can find a cheap flux pen, those are good enough. It really, really helps for making the solder sti...

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