Programmers, Programmers, Programmers, ...
As Steve Balmer correctly stated, while making his monkey dance, it is
applications and hence programmers that make a platform. The fact though is
that if you want to do professional programming, then Linux is the platform
for you. I know that this statement will get the heckels up on a lot of
trolls in C.O.L.A, but I have a recent experience that proves this.
I am currently working for a Windows only house producing a system that
receives and transmits around 1000 telegrams per second in each direction
on a UDP socket, translates them into a different format and creates a log
entry for each ...[OT] Looking for embedded (PIC) programmer in GTA (Toronto, ON)
I'm Looking for an experienced embedded firmware C programmer to
develop real-time communication and instrumentation and control
firmware for a new boards. Familiarity with hardware debugging
techniques will be necessary, and ability to work from less than
perfect (and changing) documentation. Currently using high end PICs
and Ethernet communications. FPGA familiarity wouldn't hurt for future
use. Interesting startup type environment, work has to be done
Please send me an e-mail or give me a call (cell 4*6-820-1248) if you
know someone good who might be interested. Thanks, sorry for the OT
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
email@example.com Info for manufacturers: http://www.trexon.com
Embedded software/hardware/analog Info for designers: http://www.speff.com
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:47:46 -0500, Spehro Pefhany
>I'm Looking for an experienced embedded firmware C programmer to
>develop real-time communication and instrumentation and control
>firmware for a new boards. Familiarity with hardware debugging
>techniques will be necessary, and ability to work from less than
>perfect (and changing) documentation. Currently using high end PICs
>and Ethernet communications. FPGA familiarity wouldn't hurt for future
>use. Interesting startup type ...FA: Misc. Sun Parts
Sun x1131a 64.2 PCI 400mhz Co Processor Card 370-0095
Sun x1062a Fast Wide SCSI Differential Adapter 3701704
Sun x1131a 64.1 PCI 300mhz Co Processor Card 370-0075
...FA (ebay UK): Alphastation 500, Personal Workstation parts & other misc stuff
For auction on ebay (UK):
Ending 22nd Oct 2003:
5m AUI network cable m->f
DEC Digital Personal Workstation parts/manual
DEC Digital StorageWorks (?) SCSI cable 2.5m
DEC Digital AlphaStation 500 333MHz workst.n
These are available for posting or collection from Nottingham, UK.
which redirects to:
Please direct any questions to:
user13954 (*at*) ntlworld (*dot*) com
(the account I post from is not checked and is just there to collect the spam...OT ...Very OT
Ok, this is very off topic, but I've become accustomed to seeking
reassurance from fellow Lightwavers over my purchases so here goes. I going
to sign on the dotted line for a new..........Land Rover Discovery TDV6
SE....wadda think.....good Idea?....spec choices?....Image?....etc...Any
family men here that have been through this BIG purchase nerve racker...?
It's got to move a family of 5 everywhere.
Thanks for your wisdom
"BOXA" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
| Ok, this is very off topic, but I've become ...Device Programmer
What is the preferred device programmer used by those who build robots
for a hobby?
Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.
On 23 Jan 2005 18:34:18 -0800, "Too_Many_Tools"
>What is the preferred device programmer used by those who build robots
>for a hobby?
Probably the one that programs your favorite microcontroller that has
the onboard flash. Unless you have a special requirement for a general
purpose programmer for stand-along flash chips, EPROMs, etc. that one
programmer will probably ...Device programmer
Does anyone know this company below?
I am looking for universal programmer and their products look very nice. Do
you have any experience with Uprog, especially Uprog GANG from RK-SYSTEM?
> Does anyone know this company below?
I think that You should ask on pl.misc.elektronika. This is polish
group, but probably there is someone how has a experience with that company.
...[News] Review of a Unique Linux Device, Linux Grows in Embedded Devices
Meet the chumby
,----[ Quote ]
| I've been pacing the chumby maternity ward for nearly a year, waiting for
| this unique wireless device to see the light of day. I recently took delivery
| of my own little bundle of chumby joy and, at first look, I think it will
| make a great addition to my growing gadget family.
LinuxCertified Announces Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development Training
,----[ Quote ]
| Over the past few years, more and more organizations have been opting for
| Linux as their embedded platform.
http://www.linux...FA: PC Misc Hardware, Misc Software, Joysticks, Zip Drive and Disks
...FA: PC Misc Hardware, Misc Software, Joysticks, Zip Drive and Disks #3
...FA: 4 laptops for parts / hard drives and ram fa: and fs: / westell router
FA: thinkpad 600 parts and a complete 600 / hard drives ram
Item name: Westell 327W DSL Modem / VERIZON
Item name: 512mb x 2 = 1GB RAM DDR Memory
pc2700 LAPTOP (Gateway)
Item name: IBM Travelstar 8GB Laptop Hard
Drive + caddy( 760EL )
Item name: IBM Thinkpad 600 Pentium II 266mhz
Item name: 4 laptops - IBM Thinkpad 600 760el
365XD compaq 5250
Item name: 512MB SDRAM & 256MB SDRAM pc133
(dell ram memory)
Item name: 256MB x 4 = 1GB SDRAM pc133 (dell
IBM Thinkpad 600 Pentium I...[OT] (kinda) HP, parts ain't parts; KVM internal power supply
We've got an HP KVM switch, 336044-B21. Its just out of warranty, and
not under contract. Power supply went all microsoft on us (low
output, capacitors oozing, no worky).
HP does not provide service parts, and cannot tell us where to get
same, though they'd be happy to sell us a new unit. Aside from being
very difficult to understand, the parts person was pleasant and tried
to help but apparently something on his screen said "can't help, no
info, make the caller go away and move on to the next one".
Its kind of on topic because we do have a DS10 and an MV3100-30
conn...[OT] 2 full-time openings at Xilinx (embedded systems, embedded software, SoC, FPGA)
Xilinx (San Jose, California) has 2 full-time openings for people intereste=
d in software development, embedded systems, SoC chips, ARM architecture an=
Ideal candidate would love seeing hardware and software cooperate. As a mem=
ber of our team you'll spend most of your time with Vim/Emacs, designing, w=
riting, testing and breaking our proprietary OS. It's written in BSD-style =
ANSI C and assembler, has 101k lines of code and is used across the company=
in all sorts of unusual ways.
If that sounds interesting to you, here are the links:
If you think you qualify, send an e-mail with attached resume in the PDF fi=
pssa_hiring (at) xilinx.com
E-mail should have a format:
To: pssa_hiring (at) xilinx.com
Subject: IRC104504 or IRC104645
Otherwise it'll go to spam.
Wojciech A. Koszek
Sr Systems Design Engineer
wojciech.koszek (at) xilinx.com
ferrit multi-function computer testing system
...OT: Programmer Hierarchy
I'm sure some have seen this already, but maybe some haven't:
...[OT] iPod device
On impulse while at a large Fry's electronics store in N. California, I
bought on impulse a clock radio/CD/iPod dock and player under the iLive
brand. It even has a remote, and a video out for iPod video which I
haven't tried yet. Oh, yeah, it's got straps to be "portable". But it's
quite large for a beside item, and the sound at any decent low level has
so much white noise as to be unusable, whether the FM tuner or the iPod.
Long winded way to ask for a specific recommendation for decent sound
quality, but under $200, with visible clock.
...Looking for a embedded device
I'm looking for the smallest embedded device I can find that can do:
1. Infrared sensor
2. Wireless connection (can connect to an G router, I'll have to check the
distance that might cover, otherwise maybe N will have to be used)
I'll need the infrared sensor to trigger either a single UDP packet or TCP
(handshake) and all.
Any ideas on how I can get something workable?
"Marco Shaw" <marco@Znbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
> I'm looking for the smallest embedded device I can find that ...OT: Keyboard.arch
It has been said that the most common letters were taken off the home
row of the first typewriter keyboard to slow down the typist and
On a Dvorak keyboard almost sixty percent of average text is typed from
the home keys. Transposing the letters 'etni' with 'dfjk' would put
more than 55% of text on the home keys, up from only 26% on the qwerty
layout. Thats more than twice the text typed without lifting a finger.
The change is quite pleasent and easy to learn. I hope you will pass
To put e, t, n and i back where they belong, there i...[OT] for italian programmers
sto considerando l'opportunita' di creare
un newsgroup della gerarchia it sul Cobol.
Se ci fosse qualcuno interessato, ne potremmo
discutere su it.comp.lang, tanto per capire
se vale la pena di continuare in questo progetto,
Se inviate dei nuovi messaggi su it.comp.lang,
indicate il tag [Cobol] nell'Oggetto.
pF <pas.fuscoLEVA@tin.it> wrote:
> Se ci fosse qualcuno interessato, ne potremmo discutere su it.comp.lang,
> tanto per capire se vale la pena di continuare in questo progetto, oppure
Io programmo in Cobol da diversi anni e potrei anche essere interessato.
Mi sa che pero' che saremo in pochi...
Follow-up impostato su it.comp.lang
Il luogo comune secondo cui il crimine e' causato dalla poverta' e' una
specie d'ingiuria nei confronti dei poveri. (H.L. Mencken)
ok. mi sembra una buona idea.
"pF" <pas.fuscoLEVA@tin.it> wrote in message news:<xC9wb.email@example.com>...
> sto considerando l'opportunita' di creare
> un newsgroup della gerarchia it sul Cobol.
> Se ci fosse qualcuno interessato, ne potremmo
> discutere su it.comp.lang, tanto per capire
> se vale la pena di continuare in questo progetto,
> oppure rinunciarvi.
> Se inviate dei nuovi messaggi su it.comp.lang,
> indicate il tag [Cobol] nell'Oggetto.
sono un programmatore cobol datato, sono d&...AlphaStation and misc parts
I've got an AlphaStation 255. I've got a matching StorageWorks shelf
with disks. I've got an ATTO ExpressPCI PSC card I just pulled out of
an old Mac.
The next time I can shut down the AlphaStation, I intend to insert the
ATTO card. According to ATTOtech.com, this card will work with Linux,
which is what I'm running on the machine at the moment.
What I'm trying to figure out is how do I connect the card with the
shelf? The shelf currently has a DS-BA35X-FA personality card in it,
whose plug doesn't match the one on the ATTO card. What personality ...[OT] Pragmatic programmers
Just for those of you who have gone through various tutorials on ruby
and/or Rails. But don't feel like you've come away with quite enough
information to do anything more than a few basic utilities. Also, like I
did, you might view some areas of Ruby with a touch of scepticism.
The Pragmatic Programmers guide is the next part of the puzzle. I think it
was right to do other tutorials first, before getting the book or pdf,
because although the book starts by assuming a new user of the language,
it is much more pleasant to work through if you already have some ground
I...TOP device programmers
Does anyone have any experience with the TOP series of programmers ?
I am interested in the TOP2048 which seems to support almost
everything I need and is USB powered, all for US$225.
All seems too good to be true. The PC software downloads, installs and
runs without any hiccups or viruses (being detected at least).
Comments and thoughts ?
> I am interested in the TOP2048 which seems to support almost
> everything I need and is USB powered, all for US$225.
A HK company is selling them on eBay for $180 + $16 shipping (to USA).
...[OT] Games for Programmers
Here's a list of board or card games that are based, more or less, on
computer programming, along with a description. The games range from
obscure to humorous.
Note that I have not played any of these myself, but some of them look
like they might be interesting as teaching tools. A few look like they
might actually be fun. ;)
I'm still waiting for "Ruby: The Board Game". Hey, if Fortran can have
its own game... (see below).
1. c-jump - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18731
Discover the fundamentals of computer programming by playing a boa...OT: Klingon Programmers
* Top 12 Things A Klingon Programmer Would Say
12. Specifications are for the weak and timid!
11. This machine is a piece of GAGH! I need dual Pentium processors if I
am to do battle with this code!
10. You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it in the
9. Indentation?! -- I will show you how to indent when I indent your skull!
8. What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make software
'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of designers
and quality assurance people in its wake.
7. Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' -- they have
'arguments' -- and they ALWAYS WIN THEM.
6. Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not coddle the weak.
5. I have challenged the entire quality assurance team to a Bat-Leth
contest. They will not concern us again.
4. A TRUE Klingon Warrior does not comment his code!
3. By filing this SPR you have challenged the honor of my family.
Prepare to die!
2. You question the worthiness of my code? I should kill you where you
1. Our users will know fear and cower before our software. Ship it! Ship
it, and let them flee like the dogs they are!
On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 12:21:33 +0000, "Trev@Work" <no.email@please>
>* Top 12 Things A Klingon Programmer Would Say
>12. Specifications are for the weak and timid!
>11. This machine is a piece of GAGH! ...