#qi-hardware IRC log for Sunday, 2013-02-03

wolfspraulwpwrak: good morning ;-) if your comment on the list was about fpgatools, I think the main thing to think about are use cases02:35
wolfspraulI see fpgatools as just another of many tools, nothing special unless people want something from it02:36
wolfspraulright now I'm working with distributed memory, after that block memory (not much news there)02:37
wolfspraulthe biggest missing pieces right now are multiply-accumulate, and pll/dcm02:37
wolfspraulif anybody has ideas what kind of things to run in a chip, as a digital design whether in an fpga or asic, please holler :-)02:38
wolfspraulmy main purpose remains learning and having fun, and it fulfills that already02:38
whitequarkwolfspraul: you're going to make an asic soon?07:37
whitequarkisn't that, hm, costly?07:37
qi-bot[commit] Xiangfu: fpgatools: split to 2 packages (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/openwrt-packages/fe9370608:56
wpwrakwolfspraul: heh, i didn't hide it very well, did i ;-)11:20
wpwrakand yes, use cases sound great. not sure if we have many among ourselves, though. sometimes, you just have to do what you feel is right. others will then add meat to it.11:22
wpwrakof course, this only works sometimes.11:22
wpwrakbut a proof of concept may go a long way already. in fact, i don't know what itches current fpga users unhappy with the existing tools may wish to scratch.11:24
wpwrakit's just that i have total confidence in my instinct telling me that there must be considerable grumbling in the fpga user community. and a few may find it worth their time to try secession.11:25
larscI think it is past the grumbling stage, it's more in the cursing stage ;)11:53
wpwraklarsc: even better ;-)21:04
viriclarsc: pleased to meet you!21:10
viricand I agree about fpga cursing21:12
wpwrakrecruiting for the revolution is having a good start :)21:22
larscviric: likewise21:38
larschad to leave early to get main train21:38
larscand still im stranded in frankfurt now :/21:38
larscbecause deutsche bahn is unable to dock two trains21:39
wpwrakDB = DeBacle ?21:39
larscafter 30 minutes of trying they decided to just move everybody from one train to the other and continue without docking21:40
larscwhich of course meant I missed my connecting train by 10 minutes21:40
larscat least I get free breakfast21:40
larscat least I was wise enough to pack clothing for one extra day21:42
viricbut where are you going to sleep? 21:45
viricIn the train?21:45
larscno, they are paing a hotel21:47
wpwrakit's good to know that train travel in .de nowadays requires the same level of preparation as very long-distance air travel21:47
wpwrakat least all the money they saved by not providing a working service is still available for things like paying hotels :)21:48
larsceverybody knows that this docking procedure doesn't work, it fails like 1 out of 3 times21:50
wpwrakaround here, that wouldn't happen ... (and in three weeks, we'll have the anniversary of the Once crash)21:50
viricI don't understand 'docking'21:52
larscviric: they take two trains and make one out of it21:53
wpwrakmake one train ... not this way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de_Lyon_rail_accident    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lJPd_e81BE21:55
viricI learnt about some software I didn't know in fosdem (usable for non-experts)21:58
viriccrypto.cat for example21:58
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