#qi-hardware IRC log for Sunday, 2013-12-22

whitequark>If you get some shitty bath-tub vodka, and run it through a Brita filter a few times, three or four times, the vodka will taste much better. You're removing the impurities without removing or diluting the alcohol.09:35
whitequarkI have a hard time believing that man is American09:35
kyakrussians don't drink vodka for taste, so he is not10:10
nickoewpwrak: when I try to add a hole on the frame called pad, I get the error that there is overlapping pads, how to fix this now? http://dpaste.com/1518296/12:04
wpwraknickoe: hmm, you're trying to make holes in the ring ?12:59
nickoewpwrak: yes, is that not possible?12:59
nickoewpwrak: like http://blogs.mentor.com/tom-hausherr/blog/tag/pcb-mounting-holes/13:00
wpwraknickoe: unfortunately not. all you do gets converted into slightly higher-level primitives of kicad, and you can't have multi-holed pads there13:00
nickoewpwrak: but in kicad's footprint it is possible to make this13:02
wpwrakyou could make fped generate overlapping pads, though. that may or may not create issues further down the line13:02
nickoewpwrak: what do you mean by; "make fped"?13:02
wpwrakthere's a directive called "allow" you can use in the .fpd file (not accessible via the gui). if you put "allow holes" after the "unit mm" line, fped will allow you to make these holes13:06
wpwraknote that the rendering gets a bit confused. you see them if you select the "pad" frame but not when you select the root frame, because the drawing order changes and fped doesn't combine them13:07
nickoewill try in a moment13:11
wpwrakkicad draws something odd, too. but it layers are good. well, you should get rid of the solder paste. (change the pad type to "bare")13:23
nickoeAh, yes indeed13:25
wpwraknote that this makes all the holes mechanical, not plated13:28
wpwrakdream job (in the first picture): http://www.infobae.com/2013/12/22/1532593-los-cortes-luz-crecieron-un-25-cinco-anos-y-se-duplico-la-cantidad-horas-servicio13:40
wpwrakthat's an employee of an electricity company trying to fix things while the people who have been without power for maybe days (and are duly annoyed) are standing around, waiting and watching13:41
larscdid they bring pitchforks?13:42
wpwraki wouldn't be overly surprised if some did. these look quite calm, but such protests can sometimes get a bit wilder13:49
wpwrakno electricity usually also means no water. and of course, ambient temperature is around 34-38 C, so it's no surprise that people heat up13:50
wpwrakoh, and around cristmas, it's traditional to go crazy here. you get also a lot of family-related killings and such.13:51
DocScrutinizer05anybody ever heard of netcomponents.com ?15:32
DocScrutinizer05LOL @ argentina power grid and companies15:34
DocScrutinizer05planned crash landing. Yeah15:35
wpwraksocial networking for sourcing. wow :) no, never heard of them15:35
wpwrakpounce ! :)15:40
DocScrutinizer05~dict pounce15:45
DocScrutinizer05uh, no bot15:45
DocScrutinizer05aah, ding to the rescue15:46
wpwrak"dict" is the command :)15:51
DocScrutinizer05jr@saturn:~> ding --help15:57
DocScrutinizer05Ding: Dictionary Lookup version 1.715:57
DocScrutinizer05Usage: /usr/bin/ding [Optionen] [Suchwort]15:57
DocScrutinizer05comes with convenient X11 GUI15:58
wpwrakguis eat space :)16:07
kyakwhitequark: sp, what's your next challenge after you've cancelled Foundry?16:30
DocScrutinizer05GUI is UI17:45
DocScrutinizer05no matter if xterm or ding, both is a GUI under X1117:45
DocScrutinizer05but with 17:46
DocScrutinizer05jr@saturn:~/Documents/N900/backup/iron900/bin> cat /usr/local/bin/ding17:46
DocScrutinizer05/usr/bin/ding -x -R17:46
DocScrutinizer05wmctrl -a ding17:46
DocScrutinizer05I can have a convenient KDE hotkey (I got win-shift-Y) to lookup an arbitrary highlighted string17:47
DocScrutinizer05actually ding is most used program after IRC client on my PC18:04
DocScrutinizer05then Konqueror then Kmail18:04
viricwhat is ding for?18:06
viricring a bell?18:06
DocScrutinizer05DIctionary INGlish ;-)18:10
DocScrutinizer05actually I just noticed it has "En <-> De" *and* "dict" *and* "spellcheck". Dunno when it learned that18:13
DocScrutinizer05anyway pretty convenient. Waaay better than www.babel.com or whatever18:14
DocScrutinizer05highlight a word anywere, press shift-Win-Y and see the translation18:14
DocScrutinizer05with KDE3 it was easy to make ding start on first hit of the hotkey and just make it raise window to front on hotkey when it's already started. With KDE4 this broke, like so many other things. Now with that miniscript and thanks to wmctrl I fixed it an hour ago :-D \o/18:16
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