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by hippy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BaCon - BASIC to C converter
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: BaCon - BASIC to C converter

ScriptBasic wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Have BaCon not erase the generated C source for your Fibo. (command line option) Then you will see why I don't use BaCon.
But how terrible / obtuse / impenetrable / inflexible the C may be really doesn't matter if the Basic program runs and does what is expected of it.
by hippy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pricing of Pi models
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Pricing of Pi models

Appreciating power consumption may be a factor but am wondering; the new 1GB Pi 4 is priced almost the same as a 1GB Pi 3+ so what would prompt someone to purchase a Pi 3+ If you don't need any of what the new offers and something cheaper does all you need then why not buy the cheaper ? A Pi 4B als...
by hippy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4: 5Ghz wireless lan connection kills Virgin Media Superhub
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Pi4: 5Ghz wireless lan connection kills Virgin Media Superhub

It's the tall, black SuperHub 2ac, Hardware Version 1.03, Software Version V2.01.12 - I'm not on the 3.0 as I've had this about 3 years. If that ISP supplied modem+router gateway is 3 years old you should check if there are any firmware updates available. If not, then ask if you can upgrade to the ...
by hippy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 279
Views: 12240

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-4-b-overclocking,6188.html It's odd that they are telling people to use NOOBS to do the system install. I would that anyone who doesn't just directly flash an OS to their card wouldn't even be looking at overclocking. They do seem to suggest that ma...
by hippy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The RPi4 makes no sense to me. Fight me!
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: The RPi4 makes no sense to me. Fight me!

On the other hand why not? Plenty of embedded systems have displays, if only very small ones. Why not two? These days it seems it's increasingly huge, 5-foot portrait displays used for advertising which are in themselves an embedded system. The Pi 4B makes perfect sense for that. One wouldn't want ...
by hippy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The RPi4 makes no sense to me. Fight me!
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: The RPi4 makes no sense to me. Fight me!

I am quite pleased about the dual HDMI - that means I won't have to keep using DisplayLink for dual monitors - though less happy about them being micro-HDMI rather than mini-HDMI, but mainly because I passed up a golden opportunity to buy a whole load of cheap micro-to-full-size cables over the week...
by hippy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BaCon - BASIC to C converter
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: BaCon - BASIC to C converter

My opinion is it's better to use ScriptBasic and C extensions when needed. You really need to have a C background to use BaCon. The C code generated isn't expandable. I guess it depends on what one's doing. If what one wants to do can be done in BaCon Basic then there's no need to go anywhere near ...
by hippy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 279
Views: 12240

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

A couple of technical questions - What's the peripheral base address on the Pi 4, and is it the same regardless of memory size fitted ? What's the part number of the 'Boot Eprom' or its write/erase lifetime ? And what's the correct phrase we should use to describe that Eprom ? I am taking it that th...
by hippy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 279
Views: 12240

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

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by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Colocation between users (the cheap way)
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Colocation between users (the cheap way)

Wouldn't it be easier and safer to come up with some mechanism whereby a remote user with a Pi could be instructed to do whatever you need to measure and then send you the results ? That could be done with the remote user not having to open their Pi to incoming traffic from the internet, not having ...
by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW
Replies: 36
Views: 1129

Re: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW

WebGL 1.0 Final Specification was released early 2011 Indeed, as anyone who can Google would discover. But when did WebGL become readily available for Scratch users to use in browsers ? That's the mode of use which Scratch 2 is specifically designed and intended for. In my book there's little good ...
by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW
Replies: 36
Views: 1129

Re: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW

Picky as per usual Not being picky at all; just trying to be accurate. what I was trying to convey is MiT wasted resources making Scratch 2 Flash based, when they should of gone straight to WebGL..... Scratch 2 development started in 2010 and it was officially released in the first half of 2013. If...
by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW
Replies: 36
Views: 1129

Re: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW

Just for information; this is/was the official RPF position - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/scratch-3-resource-upgrades/ "The creation of Scratch 3 for Raspberry Pi will be a two-step process: first we’ll support MIT with their optimisation of Scratch 3 to make sure it delivers the best performan...
by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW
Replies: 36
Views: 1129

Re: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW

RPF / RPT do a fantastic job, but this is really down to MiT making Scratch2 Adobe Flash which caused many issues and this continues with the release of Scratch3. No it does not. Scratch 3 is not based on Flash; it is based on WebGL. MiT should of forgot about Flash They did and have. and in 2019 w...
by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW
Replies: 36
Views: 1129

Re: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW

With regard to funding, Trading designs and licences Pi manufacture, and funds itself from the profits, and the excess (a lot) goes to the Foundation who then spend just, independent of Trading. And, in 2017, RPT had a £16.8 million Gross Profit, saw a £9.1 million Profit, and Gift Aided £7.5 milli...
by hippy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW
Replies: 36
Views: 1129

Re: Scratch 3.0 please fix it NOW

Its a shame that the people who write these software systems like Scratch do not write them very well, so you need such powerful devices to run them..... I would guess that MIT would counter that it is well written, doesn't need a powerful device to run it, and that would seem to be proven by Scrat...
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to make the GPIO connections more robust
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: How to make the GPIO connections more robust

I would recommend never soldering to a Pi directly if that can be avoided, especially if a number of connections are being made. It just makes it a royal pain if one needs to swap that Pi out for another. I imagine Sod's Law has a special clause for that; do it any you will have to unsolder the lot,...
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Original Model B price?
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Original Model B price?

I heard from somewhere sometime ago that the Original Raspberry Pi Model B (The one with no mounting holes) is now worth quite a lot in 2019. Is this true as the Pi is discontinued? If so how much would the resale be? It's worth as much as anyone is prepared to pay. I have been building my collecti...
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Freezing when installing Waveshare 3.5 inch LCD drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Freezing when installing Waveshare 3.5 inch LCD drivers

I don't want to reinstall the image from scratch, since I already did a fair chunk of progress and have no backups of it all. Anyone has any suggestions as per how could I revert the display back to the monitor? In my experience, Waveshare driver installation is rather gung-ho, overwrites essential...
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1188
Views: 32227

Re: ScriptBasic

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
It seems there has been a failure to comply with that condition.
ScriptBasic wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 pm
I just haven't had time to update the source.
I would suggest making that a priority.
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using a Pi zero with emmc
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Using a Pi zero with emmc

People here - me included - were expecting that you want to add the component (eMMC) itself to your baseboard and access it from the Zero. It seemed pretty clear to me - "In the first step I wish to use an sd to emmc adapter, and upon successful boot I will design a little pcb soldered in place of ...
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1188
Views: 32227

Re: ScriptBasic

ScriptBasic is a MIT based Open Source project. Now there's a funny thing. One thing I couldn't help but notice while applying the fix Paeryn kindly provided was this - --GNU LGPL This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Publi...
by hippy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1188
Views: 32227

Re: ScriptBasic

In sb-dev/variations/standard/scribacmd.c line 497 change Excellent work, and many thanks for taking the time to look into this and provide a fix. That does seem to have done the job for me ... (0): error 0x0008001c:Extension specific error: Invalid extended pin number (0): error 0x00080024:Extensi...
by hippy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1188
Views: 32227

Re: ScriptBasic

If you find something that isn't working for you, do your best to identify the source and AIR and I will try to do our best to find resolve. That is how true open source projects work. Everyone is responsible and no one is to blame. I am not sure that's particularly true but there are projects whic...
by hippy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: ScriptBasic
Replies: 1188
Views: 32227

Re: ScriptBasic

Did you resolve your error message text being displayed for your extension module? No; that's a ScriptBasic bug so "not my problem to solve", but I'm not sure whose problem it is to solve. I did take a look at the source, and I'm guessing the 'report.c' code is where it's at, but it's all utterly i...

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