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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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...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

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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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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:

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

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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. :)

Last Edited: Sat. Dec 9, 2006 - 10:13 PM
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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:

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

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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

http://www.cbaird.org

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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.

Last Edited: Sat. Dec 9, 2006 - 06:38 PM
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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

http://www.cbaird.org

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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.
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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.
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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

"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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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
VK5ASY

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