#qi-hardware IRC log for Saturday, 2014-01-11

wpwrak_hmm ... do i dare to run a trace across a micro-usb connector ?00:22
wpwrak_no, i don't think so. lots and lots of metal there00:23
rohnaaah. seen what people do to resolder these after breaking them off?01:02
nicksydneywpwrak_: did you get your digi parcel ? :)07:45
wpwrak_it appears to have cleared customs. so i should get it monday or tuesday. depends on whether fedex feel like beating their own prediction.10:11
DocScrutinizer05wonder what customs doing with my Galden11:17
DocScrutinizer05can't they get their own goo to fry their sausages?11:27
DocScrutinizer05wpwrak_: apropos remote control of Canon: I read they know how to read out the mem-map regs for all buttons and USB. So I guess it's at least possible to trigger shutter with 5V on VBUS. Heck they have motion detection fast enough for lightning11:33
wpwrak_chdk is quite neat. but it's more for special things, not so much for what you need for daily use. the main feature i use is the enhanced viewfinder what also displays the focus range13:46
kristianpaulhmm viewfinder?15:39
kristianpauli use the scripting for automatic shots with motion detection15:40
kristianpaulalso been able to control de shot speed is neat for experimenting in long exposure for "dark" places for example15:41
whitequarkDocScrutinizer05: isn't there an external interface for triggering sutter?16:06
whitequarkbasically two pins16:07
DocScrutinizer05I don't think I seen any such thing on Canon XQ116:11
DocScrutinizer05remote control would be a really appreciated feature, to automate stuff16:12
DocScrutinizer05stuff like that automatic product scanner for webshop I built some 7 orso years ago16:13
DocScrutinizer05consisted of a iirc Olypus G2 or sth, and a dish with a stepper motor to rotate the object 360° and make an arbitrary number of shots to produce those interactive object views in webshop16:14
whitequarki eard it's extremely common16:18
whitequarkworst o all you can ust wire someting to sort te trigger contacts16:18
whitequarkor mecanically press at te button16:18
DocScrutinizer05sure, but that doesn't allow automatic download of the files after job finished16:26
rjeffrieswpwrak if you want a next project after anelok then a gadget to control Canon cameras would be Most excellent. The available options are IMO pricey and not that great.17:49
rjeffriesactually, no reason (just software, LOL...) that hardware could not then be adapted to control other camera systems.17:50
rjeffriesMy dream would be a simple Bluetooth LE dongle for the camera that attaches to it's USB and talks to a gadget that looks a lot like anelok. 17:52
Action: DocScrutinizer05 wonders if Fuji actaully missed out on the added value of a wireless remote shutter trigger, when the camera already has WLAN built in18:57
whitequarkhow does a laser printer determine how much toner does it have?19:02
whitequarkI mean really, the cartridge has no electrical components in it19:02
whitequarkand it clearly doesn't use removal/insertion just as a trigger for "now I can print 5000 more pages"19:02
DocScrutinizer05are you sure about that "no electrical component"?19:27
whitequarkI've looked at it rather thoroughly19:28
DocScrutinizer05hmm, then maybe weight19:28
DocScrutinizer05ultrasonic? capacitive? optical?19:29
whitequarkoptical it may be, there's a weirdly looking window on both sides of the cartridge19:29
DocScrutinizer05there you are19:29
whitequarkpretty good for me actually, newer ones have a chip with page counter ’ no refills!19:33
rohbuy a proper printer and you dont have such issues19:51
rohonly consumer crap is riddled with it.19:51
whitequarkand what would be a proper printer?19:54
rohsomething intended for an office19:55
rohwe bought a used one intended for 6000pages minimum/month19:55
rohcost lest than one refill on a inkjet. but its a laser19:56
whitequarkin unrelated news; how the fuck are those people expecting me to upload them a scan of an A4 contract in JPEG so it will be under 3MB?19:57
whitequarkthe file is either 6MB or unreadable19:57
rohdo it 300dpi may, reduce color to greyscale and then threshhold it to b/w20:02
rohthen save as pdf on 'auto' .. so you get tiff or lzw compression possible in addition of jpeg20:03
rohi have A4 pages in ~80kbyte pdf here.. scanned myself.20:03
whitequarkthey require submissions in jpeg though20:05
whitequarkalso, already did 300dpi, grayscale, and thresholded20:05
whitequarkreduced it to 200dpi, still somewhat readable and just under limit... ugh20:06
rohjpeg is fucked for bw stuff20:06
wpwrak_maybe they don't care whether it's readable ?20:07
whitequarkexactly, even png I think would be better20:07
whitequarkthat may well be the case20:07
whitequarkI wonder if printing a document, signing it and scanning it back even makes it legally binding20:07
DocScrutinizer05I however usually place a digital image of my signature on such documents. As good as printing and scanning21:25
larscnot legal though ;)21:26
DocScrutinizer05it doesn't make much difference if if I scan the signature and then place it on the paper, or I place the signature on the paper and then scan it21:27
DocScrutinizer05hard to tell the difference anyway, once you send the result out21:27
DocScrutinizer05the only one who could proof that it's not "legal" was me myself21:28
larscdoesn't matter21:31
DocScrutinizer05in the end it doesn't matter at all since an electronic document can't get signed with a handwritten signature. You couldn't even proof it's not been forged by the receiving party, no matter how I signed it or not even seen it ever before21:53
DocScrutinizer05when you send it per fax, then the connection data as stored by the phone company together with a qualified transmission report would create a weak form of legal binding21:54
DocScrutinizer05a pgp signature would create a good legal binding value21:56
DocScrutinizer05a X.509 cert signature qualified by an official authority would be a legal equivalent to a true hand written signature on paper, where the other party holds the real physical paper21:57
DocScrutinizer05scanning in a signed document and send it as unqualified jpeg is void of any real meaning21:58
apeletelarsc: are you there ?21:58
--- Sun Jan 12 201400:00

Generated by irclog2html.py 2.9.2 by Marius Gedminas - find it at mg.pov.lt!