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TI Z80 / Re: Video Conversion Thingie
« on: August 25, 2016, 06:46:05 am »
Waoh that's really neat o.o Does it work with arbitrary videos?

I haven't looked much at your code but how do you store the video on the calculator? is it full frames?

I've been meaning to try making a GIF-style video player for the calculator (updating only the smallest rectangle in each frame that covers all the changes in the frame)—should still be pretty fast to render, but I don't know if that saves much memory.

Miscellaneous / Re: A thank you to the Omnimaga community
« on: August 25, 2016, 06:37:29 am »
Yeah, IMHO this community is indeed fantastic, spread the word and we'll be even happier.  After all, we've got Foxes, Flying Toasters and all the rest of it that like calculators and like stuff.
++ this community is really about the people (aren't they all?) :)

I was pleasantly surprised to find that a handful of the people I met actually knew of Omnimaga. YMMV but ask around!
computers are magic ^_^
Except that they don't handle blunt force very well :(

Reuben Quest / Re: Reuben 3 teasers / change / stuff
« on: August 25, 2016, 06:32:13 am »
Couple reasons why I think you should just be able to walk in:
  • That's how pretty much every RPG I've seen do it (think Pokemon).
  • It's pretty unlikely that you would "accidentally" run into the door
  • Less thinking for the player, more playing :D
Also those graphics are gorgeous :D If I may offer a suggestion though, I'd add a space between the first dash and the I in "–Items–" in the menu header. There are two empty pixels between the s and the second dash, and only one between the first dash and the I D:

Nope, the file itself still has the two characters separately—it just shows up as a combined character, taking up twice the space. So pressing Backspace on ≠ gives you !.

It doesn't really take any getting used to, since the characters are all still there, just displayed slightly differently. If anything it's made my code more intuitive because I can see where one operator ends and another begins :D

ASM / Re: ret vs reti
« on: August 18, 2016, 06:12:10 am »
reti is ret (as in "pop and go to the popped address") plus a hardware signal that an interrupt just finished.

ret is perfectly fine for returning from interrupts on the TI calculators, because only one interrupt is active at any given time. It's really only necessary for other Z80 platforms where you might have nested interrupts.

While we're on the topic of fonts...

I stumbled upon Fira Code recently. It blew my mind.

Basically, it uses ligatures (a feature whereby two adjacent characters may be displayed differently from the two characters by themselves) to render some common multiple-character programming operators in really neat ways. It's especially useful for Haskell, but it works great in other languages too, for example by combining things like != and >= into ≠ and ≥.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Miscellaneous / Re: A thank you to the Omnimaga community
« on: August 18, 2016, 05:55:57 am »
Definitely feel ya epic7—stumbling upon Omnimaga was probably one of the best things to happen to me in high school. The people here are great, Omni is still one of the most supportive communities around, and the whole calculator community was a fantastic inspiration that helped shape my own life.

Hope you stick around and good luck at MIT! I do visit there once or twice a year so if you're up for it we can meet up with whomever else is around there :)

Math and Science / Re: Possible ninth planet?
« on: January 22, 2016, 09:24:38 am »
So, scientists found possibly a ninth planet in our solar system, Planet X.
This planet is "only" theorized due to anomalies in Neptunes orbit. Apparently Neptune was discovered similarily, due to anormalies in Uranus' orbit.


What do you guys think?
This was also how Pluto was discovered (because Neptune's orbit was itself suggested another planet)... and it was called "Planet X" originally.
"Planet X" is a generic name for a new planet—I'm sure they'll give it a clever Roman god name eventually.

Humour and Jokes / Re: Funny #omnimaga quotes (NSFW)
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:24:01 pm »
(19:23:41) ***shmibs never gets put in the funny quote thread ever
(19:23:55) shmibs: *harumph*

Gaming Discussion / Zombie apocalypse FPS IRL
« on: August 21, 2015, 01:51:39 am »

Axe / Re: [QUESTION] about's IES
« on: June 05, 2015, 10:13:04 pm »
Yep, the List and Matrix options are meant to create TI-BASIC lists and matrices. Data in Axe is handled in a much different way—see the Axe docs for more info.

I guess it would be nice to make it clearer, haven't really thought of a way to do so.

Miscellaneous / Re: Post your desktop
« on: May 28, 2015, 06:14:49 am »
Thanks for the panel plugins!  The Firefox thing is called "FxOpera."  It's not a theme, rather an addon.
Hmm, it doesn't seem to play well with dark desktop themes. That's a shame :/
Do I win the sexiest desktop awward?!  ;D
That's pretty ... pretty. What DE are you using? I love the transparent menu buttons at the top of the screen.

EDIT: That's XFCE? O.O Is the clock at the top part of a screen-wide panel? If so, wouldn't the "transparent" panel cover parts of a window when it reaches the top? What's the sound panel plugin you're using?

EDIT 2: Actually, is that Gnome 3? :P

EDIT 3: New one, Numix Circle icon theme, Numix Dark desktop theme. (Yes, I paid $3 for it. IMO it was worth it.) The panel plugin icons on the right are all scrunched together and kind of awful-looking, but apparently I can't change the spacing between icons in Indicator Applet without recompiling the plugin from source O.O

The desktop background is the XFCE development background, apparently. I like it.

News / Re: Hayleia Promoted to CoT!
« on: May 28, 2015, 05:53:12 am »
Congrats on a well-deserved promotion. Also holy crap that Smash screenshot is awesome O.O

News / Re: Axe Wiki Opens!
« on: May 28, 2015, 05:51:59 am »
Oh yeah, I remember that. Too bad the data couldn't be recovered >.> Glad the concept is being revived—Axe is a language that would really benefit from a wiki.

News / Re: Promising Projects - 2015 Quarter 1
« on: May 28, 2015, 05:50:44 am »
On a completely random note, I'm watching the gLib animated screenshot over and over, and for some reason it always "flips" inside out some way through. Dat Necker cube O.O

Also, all these projects look fantastic... I'm going to have to try out the graphics library myself at some point :D

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