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Dear Santa Claus,

I hope you aggree that I was honest last year and you're willing to fulfill some desires of mine.

Here's my wish list:

- A new SF AVR series (Superios Fast). While the pico power series are great for battery powered applications, I sometimes need to do something really fast. I guess a 64MHz AVR (or at lest 48MHz) could satisfy my needs.

- An Advanced ADC. A build in 24-Bit ADC would be really great but I think 12-Bit would be enough.

- The vector name table in the avr-libc is not very clearly arranged. A single table for every supported device would be very great. A list of all supported devices at the beginning of the tables would be great - by clicking on the device name I'd like to directly jump to the corresponding vector name table.

Dear Santa the other freaks in this forum are really great. They help each other without asking for personal advantages. Looks to me like a piece of heaven down here on earth. So please be observant when they add their wishes here, too.

Yours
Sebastian

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Oboy Oboy Oboy :)

Santa I want a Tektronics 2024 4 channel scope.
Some new ARM dev board kits.
The courage to start working with smd parts.
A computer controlled Milling machine like Microcarl's.
A 3d printer for making plastic parts.
A car of my own...nothing fancy as I am not really fond of them at all.
A year off school to play with all the other items :)
and also a higher IQ would be cool....just bring me up to Dean's level OK? :)

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Oh Santa, I forgot the DMA. An AVR with DMA would be very very great.

Sebastian

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a higher IQ would be cool....just bring me up to Dean's level OK? Smile

I'm very flattered Gwen, but I'm afraid:

(Good_At_One_Thing != HIGH_IQ)

I'm pretty sure you could run rings around me in my arch-nemesis, Chemistry and (to an extent) Specialist Mathematics.

I wish for the quick but painful death of both IE6 and PICs. I also wish that Scott would email me back so I could start work and earn money.

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Some new ARM dev board kits.

I was going to suggest that we team up someday and rule the world. I rescind my offer! :lol:

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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Has AVR Freaks gone Lonely Hearts?

Keep it simple it will not bite as hard

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ahahaha,good idea!!!
if your dream come true.
no one will use ARM7

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I just want an AT90CAN168. Is that so much to ask?

DMA would be a wonderful thing - but I don't see that happening for AVRs.

Oh - and I'd really like an ARM in a non-BGA package that has a FPU, MMU, EMI, and a CAN peripheral. Is that so much to ask? (I have found one with all but CAN, however)

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A new emoticon for those AVR versus PIC wars would be very neat:

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Dear S-Sohn,
Ho! Ho! Ho! Are you thinking about Christmas at your house in Germany? All of us at the North Pole are very busy! The elves have been working very hard to make lots of new toys for you and all of the good boys and girls spooking around freaks'net. Before you know it, the elves will begin to load my huge sleigh with beautiful packages. Some of them will be for you, S-Sohn.

I see that you are on my list of good boys and girls, S-Sohn. It makes me very happy. We're very excited about our Christmas Eve trip this year. I will be coming to Germany on Christmas Eve with all the reindeer. I won't be able to visit every house in Germany. But since you are such a special boy, I will visit your home to bring you lots of nice presents like emulators, story books aboute AVR (smily microes), new fancy chips and all. I do hope you will really enjoy them. Please don't forget to tell your mum to fix some snacks for me and to leave a few carrots for the reindeer.

Your verry best friend

Regards
Vidar (Z)

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"The fool wonders, the wise man asks"

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Thought I'd just post here in case ZantaClause is going to distribute some nice gifts to all those that post in this thread :D

If I promise to be a good boy and look after my sister and the cat, can I have a Dragon please...?

I'll be really careful with it....

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zainka wrote:
Dear S-Sohn,
Ho! Ho! Ho! Are you thinking about Christmas at your house in Germany? All of us at the North Pole are very busy! The elves have been working very hard to make lots of new toys for you and all of the good boys and girls spooking around freaks'net. Before you know it, the elves will begin to load my huge sleigh with beautiful packages. Some of them will be for you, S-Sohn.

I see that you are on my list of good boys and girls, S-Sohn. It makes me very happy. We're very excited about our Christmas Eve trip this year. I will be coming to Germany on Christmas Eve with all the reindeer. I won't be able to visit every house in Germany. But since you are such a special boy, I will visit your home to bring you lots of nice presents like emulators, story books aboute AVR (smily microes), new fancy chips and all. I do hope you will really enjoy them. Please don't forget to tell your mum to fix some snacks for me and to leave a few carrots for the reindeer.

Your verry best friend

Zanta, you're welcomed!!!
I've got 5 nephews and nieces. I'll ask them to sing a song for you when you visit germany.

Yours
Sebastian

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12 Bit DAC
11 PWM
10 Low Pico Power
9 SPI
8 16 Bit Timers
7 ButtLoad
6 Dragon
5 STK500
4 Smiley Butterfly
3 Smiley C Cook Book
2 Money For Others Who Contributed
1 Keep The AVRFREAKS Alive

Oh gosh, that's enough.
If you heading to DownUnder, it will be pretty hot.
So the reindeers will be swap to use our kangaroos.
They tend to jump further if the ground is to hot.
Yep, we will have the beer ready & some steroids for the kangaroos to cheat & perform better.
We will distract the RBT & DTU while you enjoy your travelling.

RBT = Random Breathalyser Test
DTU = Drug Testing Unit

If this dose not make any sense then just a humble little gift will be fine.

Ken :wink:

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What language does Santa Claus speak?

:?:

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Kauderwelsk

Regards
Vidar (Z)

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"The fool wonders, the wise man asks"

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Dear Santa "Atmel" Claus...

Can you please imbed even more features and larger memories (FRAM, FLASH) in the AVR micro, and make it lightning fast. (Up to 1 BIPS for example.)

Thank you.

RES

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Dear Santa,

can you add a 25th hour to the day so I have more time to play with AVRs?
And please don´t forget the teddy bear my nephew already told you of.

Ingo.

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Dear Santa,

My request is really quite simple.

I would like:
A Dragon with full JTAG capability.
A small series of proto-boards (simular to the butterfly) but without the display. Say, one for the Mega16/32, one for the Mega64/128, one for the Mega644, etc... My wish would be that it be TQFP, have USB - ready-to-go, JTAG & ISP programming headers, terminal block style interface connectors, mounting holes in the four corners of the PCB.

As I am a speed freak, I'd like to see an AVR that clocks at 64 MHz, though, 48MHz would help.

I would like to see an STK500-A development system. This system would incorporate a place to stick a proto-board, have other features to make proto-typing more convienient. For an example of what I'm thinking, see the attached web-link: http://www.parallax.com/detail.a...

While AVRFreaks doesn't represent a hugh protion of your revenue, we do represent a hugh loyal following that spreads the good works of the AVR product line. Please consider including a Dragon and Butterfly under every AVRFreaks Christmas tree this year.

Oh to!!! I think that you should give abcminiuser (Dean) and Gwen a very special Christmas present this year because they have both been such good children.

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

Last Edited: Thu. Dec 7, 2006 - 02:20 PM
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microcarl wrote:
I would like to see an STK500-A development system. This system would incorporate a I6710015lace to stick a proto-board, have other features to make proto-typing more convienient.

Ahem, sorry Carl, what´s a "I6710015lace"?

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ikletti wrote:
microcarl wrote:
I would like to see an STK500-A development system. This system would incorporate a I6710015lace to stick a proto-board, have other features to make proto-typing more convienient.

Ahem, sorry Carl, what´s a "I6710015lace"?

I can't say that I know! I must have temporally lost control of my motor facitles with all of the excitement generated by this thread.

Its been changed.

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Someguy22 wrote:
What language does Santa Claus speak?

:?:


"C" for sure!

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WinAVR-20061224 would be fantastic!!!

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mirror SREG at 0x00 (or some other i/o location <0x20) so sbis and sbic can be used on SREG flags without breaking compatibility with code assembled for older chips. For the life of me, I can't figure out why SREG was intentionally located beyond 0x1F in the first place, especially given the benefits of extending sbic/sbis functionality to SREG.

new opcode from Santa:
RCSK someLabel ; rcall 'someLabel', skip following opcode on return

Convenient things they'd enable:

tst r16
sbic SREG, sr_zero_bit
rcsk doThisIfR16isZero
rcall doThisIfR16isNonzero
inc r16 ; do this regardless...

... assuming a future version of AVRASM didn't just invent new opcodes for SREG-testing sbis/sbic opcodes, like skne, skeq, skcc (a.k.a. sksh), skcs (a.k.a. sklo), etc. that ultimately assembled to the same instructions.

There's no place like ~/

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For the life of me, I can't figure out why SREG was intentionally located beyond 0x1F in the first place, especially given the benefits of extending sbic/sbis functionality to SREG.

Maybe because

BRNE frog
Skipped instruction
frog:
...

is equivalent? And more powerful since an arbitrary block of code can be "skipped".

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Yeah, but for situations where you want to rcall one of two different subroutines depending upon whether the bit is clear or set, it adds cycles and ugliness. Compare

tst r16
sbic SREG, sr_zero_bit ; 1 or 2 cycles
rcsk doThisIfR16isZero ; 4 cycles
rcall doThisIfR16isNonzero ; 3 cycles
inc r16 ; do this regardless... 

to

   tst r16
   brne r16wasNotZeroAtCheckpoint3 ; 1 or 2 cycles
   rcall doThisIfR16isZero ; 3 cycles
   rjmp continueAfterCheckpoint3 ; 2 cycles
r16wasNotZeroAtCheckpoint3:
   rcall doThisIfR16isNonzero ; 3 cycles
continueAfterCheckpoint3:
   inc r16

Yuck. Ugly. Not to mention the need to keep all of those dozens of branch-around-an-rcall-then-rjmp labels unique, and the extra cycle or two wasted jumping over the other rcall...

I could probably kludge 'rcsk' by popping the return address from the stack, adiw'ing 2 to it, and pushing it back on before the ret... but there are limits to how dangerously even I'm willing to live 8)

Plus, it's not like I'm beeing greedy and asking for anything like new nybble-manipulation instructions such as...

; clear r16 & copy r18's upper nybble to r16's lower
umov r16, r18
; set r18's upper nybble to r16's lower nybble
uset r18, r16

which would be nice 1-cycle alternatives to...

mov r16, r18
swap r16
andi r16, 0x0F

// and 

andi r18, 0x0F
swap r18
andi r16, 0x0F
or r18, r16

There's no place like ~/

Last Edited: Thu. Dec 7, 2006 - 07:29 PM
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> WinAVR-20061224 would be fantastic!!!

Eric "Santa" Weddington just told me he's working on it. :-)

Jörg Wunsch

Please don't send me PMs, use email if you want to approach me personally.

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...Eric "Santa" Weddington ...

From the images I have seen, the resemblance seems stronger to Eric "Grinch" Weddington.

Bah, humbug. Scrooge Lee

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Oh to!!! I think that you should give abcminiuser (Dean) and Gwen a very special Christmas present this year because they have both been such good children.

How nice of you to say such a thing Carl :)

Oh yes!!!
Dear Santa Atmel... I would just love to get 2 sample chips of the pico-power version of the atmega644 the 644p :) I cant wait until about June of 2007 .. I just can't.

Quote:
ATmega644P will be available for sampling in the first quarter of 2007 with production quantities in the second quarter of 2007. Volume prices for 10k units will be $3.72.

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Gwen wrote:
Oboy Oboy Oboy :)

Santa I want a Tektronics 2024 4 channel scope.
Some new ARM dev board kits.
The courage to start working with smd parts.
A computer controlled Milling machine like Microcarl's.
A 3d printer for making plastic parts.
A car of my own...nothing fancy as I am not really fond of them at all.
A year off school to play with all the other items :)
and also a higher IQ would be cool....just bring me up to Dean's level OK? :)

At first I didn't see any reference to some form of boy friends, then I re-read the first line. :twisted:

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My wishes for Atmel for the next year:

1. Higher clock frequencies
2. More SRAM in chips
3. More hardware PWMs
4. New WinAVR and AVRStudio capabilities.

And personally, I would like to finally have an STK500.

Pop

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How about adding this branching instruction to the AVRs, for use in fuzzy logic:

CFM

Come From

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Someguy22 wrote:
What language does Santa Claus speak?

:?:


North Polish of course!

[insert rim-shot smiley here]

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I would like to see "Self-correcting code". Just type in a few lines and it would do the rest. It would respond to voice commands and finish up all the details that programmers used to do.

larry wilson

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Hi Santa,

A PSoC-like with an AVR core would be pretty cool.
More RAM.
AT90USB168.

For me a Dragon would be good.

Thanks,

Jim

Your message here - reasonable rates.

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Jeez.. What do I want... I know, I want a girlfriend once in my life :oops:

Thanks
Shane

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I'd like a dragon board that handles bigger than 32k parts with full JTAG capabilities! (which I guess means I want a really cheap version of the JTAGice!!
:-P

I'd also like a complete mega64 or 128 in a 14 pin SO-DIP package with fuse selectable control over what peripherals and I/O get connected to actual pins.

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madcitysw wrote:
Jeez.. What do I want... I know, I want a girlfriend once in my life :oops:

Sorry Shane...wrong forum. :cry:

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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When Santa reads that I want peace in the Middle East, he is sure to grant all of your other wishes on the grounds that they are easier to deliver. :cry:

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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Dear Santa,
an avr16 chip wouldn't hurt (at least to compete with dsPICs (bleah, I said that :) )).
AVR with MAC instructions would be great.
More 16bit timers/counters to low pincount AVRs will make me happy.

Thanks,
Daniel

P.S.: If Rudolf is tired you can let a Dragon to guide you up to my place.

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Jeez.. What do I want... I know, I want a girlfriend once in my life Embarassed

If I can get one you can! Just walk around with a Butterfly pinned to your shirt pocket protector scrolling "GO OUT WITH ME", and I'm sure you'll have to beat them off with a stick... :lol:

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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I just want the same thing I always do....... 1 more timer than the chip I'm using has.

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oooh..... I had a girlfriend once!
8)

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abcminiuser wrote:
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Jeez.. What do I want... I know, I want a girlfriend once in my life Embarassed

If I can get one you can! Just walk around with a Butterfly pinned to your shirt pocket protector scrolling "GO OUT WITH ME", and I'm sure you'll have to beat them off with a stick... :lol:

- Dean :twisted:

Oh, you saying I need a stick to protect the Butterfly, jeez, I didn't think girls were so wild up over electronics :roll:

Thanks
Shane

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JulianHigginson wrote:
oooh..... I had a girlfriend once!
8)

I did as well......

then I married her................ :lol:

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I didn't think girls were so wild up over electronics

There are very few of us it seems.
All my friends think I'm crazy wasting time
on all this "useless crap" :)

If I show them something I have built with an AVR
all they do is roll their eyes and change the subject.

I became indoctrinated in tech at an early age
and I just got stuck there...a case of bizarre
arrested development I suppose :)

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I did as well......

then I married her.....


That's the right thing to do.
It calms a guy down.
And he even lives longer :)

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Quote from "The Man Show":

Quote:
Married men do live longer, but they are also more willing to die!

:mrgreen:

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Dear Santa
A laptop running at 2Gig with a 400Gig hard drive 4Gig ram with batteries that last all day between charges.
Oh yes
A Windows free world, there now you know I don't believe in Santa, or the Tooth Fairy.

Keep it simple it will not bite as hard

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Now, what would I like for christmas for me:
Finally a functioning NEW two or more channel scope
A distributor which has everything for low prices
A job(or a pot of gold), so I can afford the things from the distributor
The Plush Cthulhu Gigantic Plush Toy
All the software I ever want with all licences for home, so I don't have to use the companys (I'm sort of an apprentice)software
Perpetuum mobile, or atleast a cold fusion device, with all the plans
A laser pointer from wicked lasers (180 miles range in a PEN)
My own house including a gigantic garage (preferably dome) with a 3meter high tesla coil
Happines and fammily joy...

What I will get:
Clothes
A few 'toys' (small drill)
Happines and fammily joy...

Conclusion: Oh well, atleast I'll get the most important...I wish the same to you all...

[EDIT] Forgot: Wisdom, and the lottery numbers for the next five years...

There are pointy haired bald people.
Time flies when you have a bad prescaler selected.

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You guys need two girlfriends, so each can think you are with the other while you are off in the lab playing with AVRs.

Smiley

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LOL @ smiley! :)

I'd love to have some more time to play with my toys - AVR, other electronics and an ARM real soon now! [ie: Santa, please come do my final exams for me - so I'll just do my undergrad thesis!]

Someting more down to earth would be a decent pcb etching tank -
( (mum + tupperware + etchant) != happy_mum).

Also if they aren't out of stock I'd like a nice 4-channel DSO and a DDS arbitrary waveform generator - actually make them National Instruments interface cards!

NxP

Oh, and a big wish! More Gwen-Spirit in my ladies!
[pleeeessee!]

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daqq wrote:

Conclusion: Oh well, atleast I'll get the most important...I wish the same to you all...

Yeah, I asked for the small drill too!

-Colin

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brberie wrote:
Someguy22 wrote:
What language does Santa Claus speak?

:?:


"C" for sure!

Strange, I would have pegged him as a Snobol guy..

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I'd love to have some more time to play with my toys - AVR, other electronics and an ARM

I hear you, I seriously think I will put off college a year or two so I can spend time at the workbench playing with stuff :)

I am lucky right now though... 2 days a week I don't have to turn up at school till noon :)

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Gwen wrote:
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...I seriously think I will put off college a year...

I wouldn't! I went to college at about the age of 35. While I had a blast and probably did much better at 35 then I would have at 18, it was really hard on the wife and kids - we were living way below the established poverty level.

In additiion, if you wait too long, there are too many distractions like, ball games, church, PTA meetings, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the like. You just feel like you can't give any of those things up, or you life style. It just seems easier to continue on the the established path.

And the longer you wait to go back to school, the harder it gets!!!

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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I agree with Carl, I had many friends that were going to take a year off before starting college, and they never went back.

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I will put off college a year or two

I agree with Carl - this is not a good idea. The trouble is, you'll start making money and then it gets incredibly hard to give it up to be a poor student. Better to always be broke and not know the difference.

As for the late arrival, I wondered how it was you were posting when your peers were (supposed to be) in school.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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Gosh, that tektronix oscilo and logic analyzer whould be very nice present for me...

but again, i was not so good that past year... :P

Bytewise

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I wondered how it was you were posting when your peers were (supposed to be) in school.

I keep an eye on email,freaks and a few other things even when at school. There is wifi all over and I always have my laptop. I leave the machine on at home and I can use it just like I am there in front of the screen...except I can't play video...it just shows up blank on the laptop. Sometimes I work on a C program that is back home on the machine in the garage... it's pretty cool actually :)

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Gwen wrote:
Quote:
I wondered how it was you were posting when your peers were (supposed to be) in school.

I keep an eye on email,freaks and a few other things even when at school. There is wifi all over and I always have my laptop. I leave the machine on at home and I can use it just like I am there in front of the screen...except I can't play video...it just shows up blank on the laptop. Sometimes I work on a C program that is back home on the machine in the garage... it's pretty cool actually :)

I'm once again jealous. Our school network had limited WiFi for teachers only, and bringing a laptop to school was social suicide (plus it was bound to wind up broken or stolen). My school was actually a very good one, but laptops at school just wasn't the done thing for students.

No more high school for me :D.

As for the "video appears black", I have a solution. I can give you the lengthy explanation (involving the world of the Windows GDI) if you'd like, but the short of it is to turn off video acceleration:

    * Right-click desktop, click "Properties..." * Click the "Settings" tab
    * Click the "Advanced" button
    * Click the "Troubleshoot" tab
    * Move slider to "None" for the hardware acceleration
    * Click "Ok" on all windows to close them

Try that, and see if your video shows up. Note that this will slow down video processing on old machines and may mess with your 3D games. You can reverse it easily for when you're home, so that shouldn't be a problem.

- Dean :twisted:

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bringing a laptop to school was social suicide

There are no boys at school to pose for and I don't care what the other girls think about what I carry with me...I make no effort to look 'hot' at school...too much trouble for no return. I wear an old army surplus coat to school when it is cold...that should give you an idea of how much I worry about it all :)

Thanks for the video tip...I will try that out and see what happens.... I often wish I could play a video clip for someone but it was always just a black square.

just picture a short girl wearing a tie, white shirt and skirt...topped off with an old green army jacket and that's me at school :)

p.s. I almost sent you a pic of me in this rig but it was just too embarrassing.... I could still send it but you'd need to wear dark sunglasses to keep from going blind...

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Oh what the heck...I have no pride... I clipped out my face (no sense scaring anyone) and also the skirt...eeek my snow-white bare legs looked hideous!
But isn't that the ugliest coat you ever saw! it is WARM as toast though :)

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UglyCoat.jpg removed after scolding by Smiley. :)

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Oh come on Gwen, What IS visible isn't going to stop any clocks.

Rick

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I highly doubt you'd scare anyone Gwen. I for one am interested in seeing the whole photo - for science!

No ties at my (now-ex) school thankfully. It was an optional part of the uniform, but none of the guys nor the girls really wore one.

- Dean :twisted:

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I for one am interested in seeing the whole photo - for science!

Show her how, Dean - post yours :)

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

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We should have a post-your-photo thread, it would be a lot of fun! I actually don't like photos at all, but I do have one on my website, since it seems to be the done thing.

- Dean :twisted:

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Dean, that's a great picture of you :)

You look tall and smart!

A photo thread would be fun.... even more fun would be to post baby photos.... I wonder what Microcarl and Smiley looked like as babies :)

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Done! New thread over here, so I can stop derailing this one. Don't forget to post pictures of yourselves, y'all!

If people want to post a baby picture along with their current counterpart, then be my guest.

- Dean :twisted:

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The army jacket ugly?!? no way... i wish i had that coat...
it's just that i like those things... just 2 years to go until i get one myself from the local army of mine (including a rifle, boots and a huge packpack to put all my electronics in ;)
and please post a whole image. from what i see, there is nothing to be a shamed of...

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Well, since Santa brought me the Tek 2024B a month ago and the girl friend already has here name on the door I just wish for another 10 hours a day.
Please, I've been good this year and only missed a few lectures at school...

/(not Santa) Claus

/claus

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Yes, Dear Santa, I hope the dragon is allready on his way to me, and I would just like it become absolutely universal in use.
And more simple but universal dev boards, especially for those chips that are too small to find them in a box.
And I really need opto separated data line to save place and work and protect mcu while it talks with all the other devices without common ground.
And of course, several additive hours per day. Sorry - per night, it would be even better.
8)

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I know! I know! I know!
I already have the answer: It's 42!
I want the question! And not the "WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU MULTIPLY SIX BY NINE" one...Nor guess a number, any number...

:-)

There are pointy haired bald people.
Time flies when you have a bad prescaler selected.

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abcminiuser wrote:
I highly doubt you'd scare anyone Gwen. I for one am interested in seeing the whole photo - for science!
bloody-orc wrote:
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and please post a whole image. from what i see, there is nothing to be a shamed of...
I remember a (very old) thread where Gwen said that her parents didn´t allow her to post information or photos about herself on the internet. I don´t know if that´s changed since then, but IMHO keeping as much private information as possible away from the internet is a wise thing to do.

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Gwen:

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I seriously think I will put off college a year or two so I can spend time at the workbench playing with stuff

At least take a class or 2 at a local community college that is coordinated with the requirments of the university you plan to attend. You want to be certain that the credits are fully transferable. You don't want to get out of the habit of studying, because it's difficult to start again as others have pointed out.

Rick

(Maybe a kind moderator could move this now seriously off topic thread to its' proper place)

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The tie makes it look like a uniform or very strick dress code, private school maybe? My boys go to a private Christian school, but even that doesn't make them immune to social issues. My older one just got attacked (thrown down /choke hold) in a PE soccer game yesterday, so we're dealing with that now.

Maybe if he had a laptop to protect him?? :?
You're not going to scare anyone with that face, but be careful about posting on the web.

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abcminiuser wrote:
Done! New thread over here, so I can stop derailing this one. Don't forget to post pictures of yourselves, y'all!

If people want to post a baby picture along with their current counterpart, then be my guest.

- Dean :twisted:

Don't we have a smiley baby picture floating around somewhere already?

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I remember a (very old) thread where Gwen said that her parent´s didn´t allow her to post information or photos about herself on the internet.

Being the father of a 15 year old daughter I have to side with Gwen's parents. To keep on topic, Santa, please instill my kid with the good sense to practice safe(r) internet.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

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The tie makes it look like a uniform or very strick dress code, private school maybe?

Yup, a private school... just girls.
If there were boys I'd wear a pretty coat :)

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I remember a (very old) thread where Gwen said that her parent´s didn´t allow her to post information or photos about herself on the internet.

I'm forbidden to :(
There is a teeny tiny pic on my old abandoned website...but I was like 12 then so I look a little different now.

There was an incident a few years ago where some nut figured out what area I lived in from a usenet post... they have your ip attached to them. He pestered me with nasty email and posts until I was sure he must be hanging around the neighborhood or something. My Mom called the cops and eventually the guy was found and they canceled his internet access :)

That was when the no pix-phone#-address rules were spelled out. An Atmel guy sent me a pm here and was going to send some sample chips (I had said something in a post about wanting samples) but I was not allowed to even give them my address :(
When I was offered the free dragon I was smarter and had it sent to my cousins address..I was NOT going to miss out on that :)

My cousin lurks here at freaks from time to time and if I posted a pic he would be certain to blab about it.

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could you email it to me then... i'll promise not to start emailing you spam nor sex...
rellermaa at gmail dot com
it's just i would like to know how does a girl who likes electronics look like ;) i want to keep my eyes open on the streets ;)

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Gwen! Don't you dare send anybody anything!!!

You have drifted too close to the edge on this and if you don't back up a bit, even if your cousin doesn't rat you out, I will. You should take down that picture with your coat. I hate to be mean here, but you just don't know what kind of trouble you are moving toward.

And Bloody-orc you are a self-absorbed idiot for encouraging her.

Smiley

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Hi Smiley :)
I pulled the pic...so don't rat me out!

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Long live the Internet cache! I'll have to start hunting through archive.org - I must know! ;)

Funnily enough, I've given away all sorts of personal information, and I'm yet to encounter even ONE stalker. I don't know if I should be happy, or very offended :D.

I highly doubt anyone here is going to show up at Gwen's (or anyone else's) door unannounced. If it is THAT bothersome to people, perhaps a .htaccess'd section of a private webserver could be set up so the photos on the photos thread only load up for those with a correct password. Anyone have a server to donate?

Nice to see others contributing to my other thread.

- Dean :twisted:

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Gwen!
The Internet is a powerful invention, but this power can be use for evil as well as good. There are too many examples to ignore the dangerous side of it. It's sad, but I'd advise against posting your picture on here or anywhere else on the net, especially if you are young and female. No, not predjudice (spelling?) - thats just the sad way things are. I'd even advice against exposing things like last name or anyhthing else that could be used to locate you physically.
---
Dean!
The problem with a password-protected site is that it is not safer than the safety of password secrecy. Anyone that got hold of the password legally could leak it in an intraceable way. I'd advice against such a scheme.
---
One of the most enjoyable things with this site is to see how people with so different ages are talking to each other. I really hate it if any one of our less old members got "burned" due to things at this site.

Let's keep this site on the good side - be careful out there.

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smileymicros wrote:
Gwen! Don't you dare send anybody anything!!!

You have drifted too close to the edge on this and if you don't back up a bit, even if your cousin doesn't rat you out, I will. You should take down that picture with your coat. I hate to be mean here, but you just don't know what kind of trouble you are moving toward.

And Bloody-orc you are a self-absorbed idiot for encouraging her.

Smiley

Gwen,
I have to step in here too! I too think that you should remain anonomous. Just because we all gongregate here, it doesn't mean that you should let your guard down. You just don't know who is lurking in the shadows.

You should respect your parents wishes. They are very wise in their internet usage conditions.

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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abcminiuser wrote:
I highly doubt anyone here is going to show up at Gwen's (or anyone else's) door unannounced.
- Dean :twisted:

Dean,
Probably not but, maybe so! Is it worth the chance?

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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Gwen,

I just reread my post and let me apologize - I got way to parental (well... Grandparental) on you. Its just that earlier this year I was able to locate someone who pissed me off -- and they seemed that they were trying to hide their tracks. I just wanted to see if it was possible based on a the few clues I had, and it is scary how easy it was. I tend to be a little paranoid and sometimes ask, 'yeah, but am I paranoid enough?' Not a fun attitude, but then I've been bitten very hard a couple of times so I'll let my paranoia serve me and try not to impose it on other's.

I don't think you have anything to worry about, but you do need to remain cautious.

Sorry about threatening to narc on you,
Smiley

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I highly doubt anyone here is going to show up at Gwen's (or anyone else's) door unannounced.

I'll be OK here...
Dad showed me how to use the shotgun that is in the closet... you pump and squeeze the trigger. One shot is little pellets...the next is a big piece of metal...etc I used it early in the summer to kill a rattlesnake by the back door...my ears still ring!
(I also shot a big hole in the bottom step and nearly gave Mom a stroke when she heard the boom..booom...boooom)

No need to apologize Smiley!
I'm used to taking orders :)

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I was hunting with my uncle, we were climbing a brush pile with me behind him, he turned looked down, pointed his shotgun between my legs and fired :shock:

I had been straddling a copperhead, but to this day I think I would have been better off if the snake had bit me since my heart has never beat right since that moment.

He thought it was hilarious.

Smiley

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he turned looked down, pointed his shotgun between my legs and fired

OMG!

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Dear Santa.

I wish for the energy, the will, the knowledge, and the intelligence to finish up my current project by the end of this year.

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He thought it was hilarious.

...but Joe hasn't smiled since.

Lee

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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He thought it was hilarious.

...but Joe hasn't smiled since.

Lee

Not only his hair turned white, but his whole face.

Chuck Baird

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I think it's time to ask Santa to take something from us with him, and drop it in space: some Fear

Nard

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smileymicros wrote:
Gwen! Don't you dare send anybody anything!!!

You have drifted too close to the edge on this and if you don't back up a bit, even if your cousin doesn't rat you out, I will. You should take down that picture with your coat. I hate to be mean here, but you just don't know what kind of trouble you are moving toward.

And Bloody-orc you are a self-absorbed idiot for encouraging her.

Smiley

Sorry for that smiley. it's just that I don't live in the states and have no experience with such humans (or snakes or shotguns). It seems to be a real problem over there then... i can see your concern now.
I'm sorry qwen i hope you can forgive me my idiocy.

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Enlightenment from the flying spaghetti monster would be good for christmas!

Merry pasta ;-)

There are pointy haired bald people.
Time flies when you have a bad prescaler selected.

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It seems to be a real problem over there then

Yes, but not only there. Seems to be a global problem.

We had a trial and conviction here just a few months ago. Offender picked his vicrims up posing under a false (female) identity on the Internet, typically on internet sites favourde by youth. 58 victims, according to the court. The youngest was 12. He got 11 years, followed by eviction from the country for life (not a citizen).

Just this week another trial started. Prosecutor claims 38 victims, snd a MO similar to the above.

Typically american - I think not. Easier to do wit the help of the Internet - definitely.

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I don't live in the states and have no experience with such humans

Oh, come on, giv us a break. There are no similar problems in your vincinity? Either you are innocently young (good thing), or your eyes are not open (bad thing). Eg.: You are totally un-aware of the quite serious problem of "trafficing" (young females more or less sold as sexual slaves in another country) occuring eg. around the baltic sea (and thus involving both baltic and scandinavian countries)? Honestly, is this news to you? Or trafficers doesn't fall into your category "such humans"?

I stand by my opinion - young people in general, and young female in particular, should not expose themself to vulnerabilities through the Internet. This includes pictures, phone numbers, addresses and anything else that could be used to identify or locate them. And we still haven't discussed the bads that can come out of everyone carrying a small concealable camera that could be used for all sorts of evil (eg. combined with the Internet).

Am I paranoid? I think not.

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Ok it seems that i don't follow the news as much as i should with the time i have... probably there are cases like that that I'm just not aware of... must keep my eyes and ears open and my mouth shut (fingers tied)

But lets stop that topic here now... it is still a list for santa isn't it ;)

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Santa is with AVR-FREAKS !

https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

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Uh... oh... Santa has been delayed!

Attachment(s): 

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Dear Santa,

I want an AVR with one external independently maskable absolute priority interrupt. If enabled it should be able to interrupt anything except itself, even another interrupt routine, even when global interrupts are disabled. When enabled it would function as a non-maskable interrupt (commonly known as a NMI pin). The fact it can actually be disabled/masked with its own dedicated control would be for special circumstances like 4 cycle timed operations (such as the IVCE bit) or when you do not want to use the NMI feature.

How about at least one CAN module added to the ATmega640/1280/1281/2560/2561 family?

BTW, if I get a lump of coal instead, please compress the carbon into a diamond :).

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Dear Santa,

I would like a Dragon, Proteus simulation software, AutoCAD 2007 and a heap of new brain cells to understand how some of the peripherals work inside the AVR’s.
Thank you for AVRfreaks, a present that has given much fun and guidance over the last few years.

To all you other freaks can I wish you a safe and happy holiday? May you receive what you really need and enjoy what you give.

73's
Roy
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