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Yeah he has a load. He went off to MOP (some highly prestigious math camp) and was never heard from again. I heard he quantum divided into infinity or something. Divided by zero. That sort of thing.

I was lurking and I had to say...
MOP = Math Olympiad Program (also known as Math Olympiad Summer Program)
so he has a 6/12 chance of being in the US International Mathematics Olympiad team, which you should congratulate him for when he comes back.

Other / Re: Robotics Competiton!!!
« on: January 23, 2011, 10:46:50 am »
I'm sorry to say I couldn't have done more for my team's programming (team 589) this year.
But I am giving the rookies a crash course in programming, so if they can't program this year, they can next year :D

As far as I know, we're using both the sensors and the Axis camera for tracking - we're going to recycle the Axis camera tracking code from last year and have the sensors as a backup.

Any thoughts on the minibot? I hate how it has to have a Lego NXT Mindstorms controller if you want a microcontroller... why not an Arduino or something else

Miscellaneous / Re: Version numbers/Completion percents
« on: September 28, 2010, 11:43:46 pm »
Depends, but I usually start at 0.1 and work my way up in 0.1 increments (or 0.01 if it's really small) and jump up 1 whole number if it's a major change.
Other times, I start at 1.0 and go up in 0.1 increments (so same as above).
Never use percents.

[OTcalc] ARM-Software / Re: OTARM Firmware Discussion
« on: September 28, 2010, 11:39:28 pm »
Give users an option in the GUI to access a terminal? And make the GUI modifiable.

TI Z80 / Re: Advanced Money Organizer 84
« on: September 28, 2010, 11:16:02 pm »
Okay, this quick fix should solve it. (New file attached in first post)
Didn't update the readme yet, but whatever.

And it was an error in the error-checking routine.

If you want to know, the error checking routine is supposed to create the list if it doesn't exist, but the way I had the For loop for the routine botched things up.
Adjust the line before it to say 6->dim(LTIMO) and it works fine

TI Z80 / Re: Advanced Money Organizer 84
« on: September 28, 2010, 09:54:27 pm »
Think of it as like your checkbook/pocketbook.
Deposit, withdraw, and keep records of stuff.

Bug reporting, I'm working on fixing stuff.

ERR:INCREMENT and ERR:INVALID DIM? When does it do that?

And sorry, the readme was written in about 5 minutes. I need to fix it up a bit.

And I found the problem; error checking is not kicking in properly. I'll fix it when I get back.

TI Z80 / Advanced Money Organizer 84
« on: September 28, 2010, 09:42:01 pm »
All right, this is pretty good for just a few days of work.
AMO84DX (internal name) incorporates extensive, fairly fast compression, a history database consisting of up to 128 entries, error-checking upon startup, and soon-to-come statistics options and an options menu.

No known bugs as of yet, except that pressing Clear on the history menu exits the program instead of returning to the menu.

Should work on all 83/84 calculators, but recommend a TI-83+ SE or higher.

And read the readme inside.

[OTcalc] ARM-Software / Re: OTARM Firmware Discussion
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:44:24 am »
If the flash memory we use will already have a memory controller, using something like JFFS will pose no significant advantages.

[OTcalc] ARM-Software / Re: OTARM Firmware Discussion
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:36:56 am »
When I meant "rooting", I didn't mean flashing a firmware or anything like that. Just setting some configuration file or something out of the way for normal users.

Use FAT32 on the SD card/removable storage only.

A calculator doesn't really need an indicator light, though.

A on-screen battery indicator would probably be best. No need for LEDs.

Miscellaneous / Re: Paragraph opinions and proofreading?
« on: August 23, 2010, 04:11:30 pm »
Repeating it 10-20 times looks/sounds boring.
Instead, I recommend trying some of these substitute words.

Miscellaneous / Re: Paragraph opinions and proofreading?
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:58:19 pm »
Please read it aloud.
Don't mean to criticize/patronize, but it looks quite boring due to lack of sentence structure variety.
Also, don't repeat "evil", find more words to replace it so that you don't sound repetitive.

Depending on how your paragraph is being graded (and possibly the topic), it may be better to try and avoid using any 1st/2nd person words, including I, me, my, we, you.

[OTcalc] ARM-Hardware / Re: Hardware Discussion
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:40:26 pm »
I don't recall calc84 posting here about CPUs, but I mentioned the lower-end 375MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processors.

Computer Usage and Setup Help / Re: computer issues
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:15:39 pm »
I have to add, unplugging your laptop when it's at 100% will help your battery. If left constantly plugged in, the battery loses an average of 20% capacity per year, or so I've heard.

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