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Ok, this is an embarrassing problem. I'm using AVR Studio 6.1 beta (6.1.2440), and about every 5-10 times I build my solution, the Benny Hill chase music starts playing!

I have visual studio 2010, and it doesn't do it.

I've googled for viruses, but found nothing. Windows defender found nothing. (My box is pretty well locked down - I don't run as administrator).

It seemed to start happening after I installed the LUFA via the gallery - this may be a coincidence.

Have I found an easter egg? Can it be turned off?

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Bahaha, working late?

Tools->Options, Extensions->LUFA Library, disable Easter Egg.

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You really did this, Dean?

I'm 50 percent laughing with convulsions, 50 percent detesting such a move.

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Well, it's only a (theoretical) 5% chance of triggering it, after 5PM when enabled....

https://github.com/abcminiuser/l...

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I love easter eggs but they probably need to remain hidden a bit deeper - like only on every 3rd Tuesday in a month that contains the letter R.

(some confirmation to the user that it's intentional and not a virus may be an idea too ;-))

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Love your work dean. :D

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clawson wrote:
I love easter eggs but they probably need to remain hidden a bit deeper - like only on every 3rd Tuesday in a month that contains the letter R.

(some confirmation to the user that it's intentional and not a virus may be an idea too ;-))


The egg is not excaclty hidden if you look at the package options, but I guess that people seldom venture into the options dialog :P

Still, better than the first test with "let's just play it one in five" :P

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It was really frustrating. Most of my builds were really short, so I'd only get the first note. But then a full build played most of the tune.

I'm glad it wasn't a virus!

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Ok ok, I'll turn it off in the next release, I've had my fun now.

What kind of virus would hook the Atmel Studio build events, and play a looped version of Yackety Sax?

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What kind of virus would hook the Atmel Studio build events, and play a looped version of Yackety Sax?

That'd be high on my list if I was into writing virii! :-)

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I'm damned impressed how quickly you figured it out - I just wanted those who worked late to feel like they're the Atmel web team for a day, no harm intended.

In any case, I've reduced the Yackety Sax constant, added a 45 minute lockout and added a status bar message to make it obvious how to turn it off. My hope is to brighten people's long days with a bit of whimsicality, not ruin them.

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Thinking about it, that was so EVIL! Considering it was designed to play randomly after 5pm, I assume you were trying to torment poor engineers working back late at night!

So, I'm obliged to ask...

What's next? Sharks with frikin lasers attached to their heads?

;)

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No, I suspect that this is simply a precursor to letting the Atmel Web Team roam freely across The Internet. We're doomed..

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I'll have to turn my sound ON to check this out, I would have never happened to me as sounds are always OFF.

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js wrote:
I'll have to turn my sound ON to check this out, I would have never happened to me as sounds are always OFF.

Then be careful John, as there may be a lot more sound coming from your system then you would expect.

Had a real big laugh about this thread though. Super Dean

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Scene: Lunch/coffe-room at work. I've been struggling with InstallShield (a software invented by the devil himself) all moning and need another shot. Behind me two engineers sit and talk about some job matter, when a phone belonging to one of them goes off.

Guess what ring signal it was..

The two enginers look at me with baffled faces when I burst into laughter.

I need to get that "Yakety Sax" into one of my Spotify play lists.

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abcminiuser wrote:
I'm damned impressed how quickly you figured it out - I just wanted those who worked late to feel like they're the Atmel web team for a day, no harm intended.

I hate you!!! I figured the music was a sign of the stress corrupting my mind, so I spent a lot of money in psychotherapies, and even joined the AA ("Atmelist Anonymous") support Group.
:lol:

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I guess it's nearly time for a new release - and I suppose the next version should have the Easter Egg turned off by default. Apparently it kept triggering at a few Atmel Tech on Tour events to the bemusement of the attending FAEs, so I've had my fun.

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Too bad it didn't happen in Bologna!
Domenico is always very serious and professional, he could benefit from a good laugh ;-)

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Apparently it kept triggering at a few Atmel Tech on Tour events to the bemusement of the attending FAEs, so I've had my fun.

You are truly evil, Dean :wink:

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This Brightens my day Dean, I love it :) it reminds me that it's time to go visit my family :)

Keep it in please, but maybe add a little random "bright side of life" once in a while......

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I agree!

Seriously I don't see any evil in adding some more Easter Eggs to AS6.2 - and please don't reveal anything 8)

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And if they're turned off by default, how are they ever going to play? I think a well-behaved easter egg needs to:

1. Play along WITH the operation you intended to do, not instead.
2. Tell you it's an easter egg, with option to disable or play it again.

Ok, when I started this post, I had a third point...

And I still haven't heard this one. I do work at odd times

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abcminiuser wrote:
I guess it's nearly time for a new release
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What is being considered for the new release?

I wouldn't be brave enough to ask about vtables in flash again :D

regards
Greg

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What is being considered for the new release?

I wouldn't be brave enough to ask about vtables in flash again

Not a Studio release - a LUFA release. VTables in flash is a GCC/avr-libc issue.

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Vtables in flash is only ever going to happen when someone does the work. Most of the recent GCC development work has been by Georg-Johan Lay and is targetted at the C compiler not the C++ compiler. So if someone wants changes there it may be the case that you will have to do it yourself.

Also search the dev lists for discussion of C++ VTables. I think the subject has been explored but those in the know have suggested it would be a HUGE amount of potentially risky work for very little gain.

Bottom line: it ain't going to happen until someone really passionate about it puts in the hours to do it. Step one: find someone passionate about it.

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clawson wrote:

Bottom line: it ain't going to happen until someone really passionate about it puts in the hours to do it.

I said....
Greg wrote:
I wouldn't be brave enough to ask about vtables in flash again

regards
Greg

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Ah, now that explains that one.

1) see other posts about A3U PDI not starting and the A3U D3 substitution.
2) I always work late, since I don't do this for work, I do this for me.
3) I'd installed LUFA because of the A3U chip, and just because I thought it would be a good idea.

Disabling the extension fixed the problem, but imagine what happens when the volume is turned down low on the laptop, and this goes off...

Did I REALLY hear that?

Especially in concert with the PDI programming not working....

Seriously, glad that I know why now.

Benny Hill, haven't seen him in ages.....

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triggering very often... puh 5%? Did not know I do THIS LOT of "try and error" compilations :-)
At least this mystery is debunked now.
First time I hear it it was a real shock! But got used to it.

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Ahahaha, the thought of someone just ending up accepting that their computer randomly plays the Benny Hill theme while working with AVRs just makes this a fresh new kind of funny.

You can turn it off in the Atmel Studio settings to preserve the last of your sanity ;).

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Hah! Nice one, Dean - I just heard it for the first time today...

Convinced the "cheese had finally slid off my cracker" - particularly as I've only had 2 hours kip in the last 2 days, trying to make head-and-tail of the interrupt system. (Doesn't help when PORT_INT0LVL_MED_gc is not one of the offered choices...)

Don't remove it, Pleeeez!

 

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Never fear! I'm in the process of migrating the Yackety Sax module to AS7 as we speak.

 

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Just like to state that this scared the shit out of me twice now. I leave my speakers on reasonably high and each time this happens it plays roughly 500 ms of sound. Not the whole song. I just happen to know the song quite well, so it was a quick search for me. I'm surprised there hasn't been more threads on this. Running latest version of Atmel Studio 7.0.1931 by the way.

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Where do you hear it?

 

Jim

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ka7ehk wrote:

Where do you hear it?

 

Jim

During the build process.  If you have a large source and it takes some time to compile it pops up randomly.  I thought it odd that I still get it even without LUFA extension installed, but maybe the Extension is installed by default these days.  WIll look at disabling it.

 

Jim

 

EDIT:  It is supposed to only make an appearance after 5pm on your computers time.

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Never hear it. Maybe because I never have audio on for the programming machine.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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It's the lufa plugin that does this, so I do hope you have it installed ...

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I'm a serial compiler (a habit I picked up from working with MS Office, where I hit the save button ever couple of minutes as a habit) AND I work on personal projects at home after work, so always after 5pm, so I guess I'm more susceptible than your average user. It is strange that it only plays for under a second. Until I pieced it together, I thought it my OS throwing some crazy system error as it sounded like a blaring horn.

 

I can't recall installing the LUFA plugin... but who knows, maybe I did at some point in the past.

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quantic wrote:
I can't recall installing the LUFA plugin... but who knows, maybe I did at some point in the past.
There's a list of what you have installed where you can check...

 

https://www.microchip.com/webdoc...

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Very entertaining Dean!  I wish I had been rick rolled by this, but I almost always have my system on mute.