#nuvie@irc.freenode.net logs for 22 Aug 2004 (GMT)

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[00:20:27] <servus> does a cat /dev/zero > /dev/hda for real.
[00:44:25] <Sheng_Gradilla> no, that's not the way to do it
[00:44:32] <Sheng_Gradilla> it is this way:
[00:44:44] <Sheng_Gradilla> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda
[00:44:58] <Sheng_Gradilla> it is more elegant
[00:45:09] <servus> Whatever happened to DVD-RAM drives?
[00:45:21] <servus> I just needed Windows to detect no file system on the drive, Sheng_Gradilla...
[00:45:22] * Sheng_Gradilla shrugs
[00:54:22] <servus> That's no good.
[00:54:29] <servus> My hard drive just clicked and spinned down
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[02:17:15] <Yuv422> hi
[02:32:14] <Sheng_Gradilla> :)
[02:32:20] <Yuv422> hello
[02:32:46] <Yuv422> any news on the nu5?
[02:32:47] <servus> Hi
[02:32:52] <servus> My hard drive melted. Does that count?
[02:32:59] <Yuv422> Ouch! :(
[02:33:14] <Sheng_Gradilla> done with the concept phase of our communication library
[02:33:26] <Sheng_Gradilla> now on to the planning phase
[02:34:00] <Sheng_Gradilla> bbl
[02:34:05] <Yuv422> k
[02:34:10] <servus> I might be able to do programming on the project, later, if you guys want.
[02:35:29] <Yuv422> hi servus
[02:38:40] <servus> Hi..
[02:42:01] <Sheng_Gradilla> that info on your forums might help me as well
[02:42:25] <Sheng_Gradilla> I have not had the time to check it all, but I noticed there is a great deal of U5 stuff
[02:43:04] <Sheng_Gradilla> monster stats and stuff
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[02:54:15] <servus> OK
[02:54:22] <servus> That was easy. Getting a refund on my melted disk right now.
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[03:54:45] <Yuv422> wb whaq
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[05:14:00] <whaq> hi there Yuv422
[05:14:15] <Yuv422> hi whaq
[05:14:32] <Yuv422> how's things?
[05:15:44] <whaq> fine thanks, am playing around with openwrt after watching a dvd (girl next door, hot chick btw)
[05:15:53] <whaq> how's it on your end?
[05:16:21] <whaq> openwrt rocks so much... real disruptive technology right there.
[05:16:21] <Yuv422> good, I'm working on adding FM-Towns speech support into Nuvie
[05:16:27] <whaq> woah nice
[05:16:50] <Yuv422> It looks like it won't be too hard to do either
[05:17:03] <whaq> is the graphic any better on FMTowns?
[05:17:11] <Yuv422> I don't think so
[05:17:22] <Yuv422> I haven't actually played my copy
[05:17:46] <Yuv422> I'm on a mac so it might be a bit hard to emulate
[05:17:51] <whaq> hmmm
[05:18:05] <Yuv422> I haven't really looked for an emulator
[05:20:05] <Yuv422> do you have linux running on your linksys router?
[05:20:12] <whaq> yeah
[05:20:27] <whaq> openwrt is a linux distro for those broadcom based routers
[05:20:33] <whaq> somewhat debian like
[05:20:49] <whaq> all of those broadcom based routers runs on linux, btw.
[05:21:14] <Yuv422> I've got a crappy netgear adsl router
[05:21:24] <whaq> so i install openwrt on this small box that cost me around $70, light as hell,, boots in about 10 seconds and no sound, no moving parts..
[05:21:53] <whaq> and i can ssh to it... install a webserver.. install a custom webserver with php support... install some web scripts.. install some network monitoring programs... install an irc client...
[05:22:13] <Yuv422> how about iptables?
[05:22:30] <Yuv422> that's the first thing I'd be configuring. ;)
[05:22:40] <whaq> yep, built in =)
[05:22:46] <Yuv422> ah k
[05:22:56] <whaq> openwrt = splits up the flashram to 2 parts
[05:23:10] <whaq> jffs2 (writable) and squashfs (readonly)
[05:23:39] <whaq> they put all this basic tools on the readonly partition, like dhcp, traceroute, ping, iptables, package management, etc
[05:23:56] <whaq> then you run a command to format the writeable partition... and the fun begins =)
[05:24:25] <Yuv422> is it running that writable partition in ram or flash?
[05:25:16] <whaq> flash
[05:40:05] <Yuv422> bbl
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[08:21:50] <Fl00der> hi
[08:22:00] <Yuv422> hi Fl00der
[09:09:17] <servus> He's cross-posting the infamous hi question
[09:11:14] <Fl00der> :D
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[12:56:13] <Yuv422> Yay!
[12:56:23] * Yuv422 listens to actors talk! :)
[12:56:31] <wjp> oooh, nice :-)
[12:56:44] <Yuv422> with a few slight problems. ;)
[12:56:57] <Yuv422> they are talking like chipmunks at the moment
[12:56:57] <wjp> in japanese? :-)
[12:57:01] <Yuv422> hehe
[12:57:19] <Yuv422> I'm only working on the english converse at the moment
[12:57:42] <Yuv422> we'd need to figure out the japanese font to add support for the jap converse files
[12:57:48] <wjp> the fmtowns version has english speech?
[12:57:53] <Yuv422> yes
[12:58:18] <Yuv422> voiced by the origin u6 team. ;)
[12:58:27] <wjp> heh :-)
[12:59:39] <Yuv422> I need to add a sample list
[12:59:47] <Yuv422> at the moment some samples overlap
[13:00:08] <Yuv422> if the coverse engine outputs two lines of text before waiting for a page break
[13:07:14] <Yuv422> hmm
[13:07:45] <Yuv422> looks like SDL_mixer won't convert by samples to a different sample rate. :(
[13:11:28] <wjp> it only does power-of-two resampling last time I checked
[13:11:41] <Yuv422> ah k
[13:12:07] <wjp> hm, that sentence is broken... s/does/did/, I guess
[13:22:50] <Yuv422> it looks like the fm towns samples are about 16000 :(
[13:23:08] <Yuv422> which isn't going to convert well
[13:33:01] <wjp> what do you mean by "not well" ?
[13:33:27] <Yuv422> how do I scale 16000 to 22050?
[13:34:29] <wjp> there are quite a few resampling methods
[13:34:50] <wjp> I'm not really all that familiar with the pros and cons of them, though
[13:35:31] * Yuv422 googles around for some resampling algorithms
[13:39:45] <wjp> Colourless and Fingolfin should be able to provide some feedback
[13:40:18] <Yuv422> ah k
[13:40:47] <Yuv422> I think I'll leave it for today
[13:41:53] <Yuv422> I need to queue the samples too
[13:42:05] <Yuv422> at the moment some play over the top of others
[13:42:19] <Yuv422> so it sounds like a group of poeple are talking to the avatar. :)
[13:43:34] <wjp> :-)
[13:44:26] <Yuv422> I wonder how many people will actually use nuvie with the fmtowns speech packs?
[13:44:46] <wjp> 1? :-)
[13:44:59] <Yuv422> hehe yeah you're probably right there. :(
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[13:46:06] <Yuv422> It's funny, Britannia sounds like it's smack bang in the middle of Texas! ;)
[14:11:05] <Yuv422> ok time for bed
[14:11:08] <Yuv422> cya
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