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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
11-05-2010, 03:45 PM
Posted here just in case some of you missed it.

> From Savage Circuits:

The Friday Chat Room is an event where the members of Savage Circuits login at a specified time and talk via the ChatBox mod, which is like a real-time message board / archive using AJAX. This event occurs every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is posted to the site calendar. All discussion is archived for those who miss the chat events.


Date: November 5th, 2010
Time: 6:30PM (PDT), 7:30PM (MDT), 8:30PM (CDT), 9:30PM (EDT)
Topic: Propeller 2
Special Guest: Chip Gracey, President of Parallax Inc.


The topic of this event is Propeller 2 and Chip will be available for at least two hours to answer your questions on the upcoming Propeller 2. Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this one!

OBC

Ravenkallen
11-05-2010, 05:35 PM
COOOOLL!!! we get to talk the official dude that created the coolest microcontroller on the market... Can't wait!!

StefanL38
11-05-2010, 05:55 PM
what time is it in europe GMT+0?

checked that -
it's 2:30 am on 6.11.2010 saturday morning. Pretty early watch and mobil phone alarms adjusted to 2:30 am

still a question: do I have to be registered only on savage circuits or additional on vBulletin to be able to chat?

Stefan

Loopy Byteloose
11-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Let's see, that will be about 9:30am here in Taiwan (9:30pm in NYC). I suspect I'll still be in the sack. I'd love to hear Chip as he certainly is interesting and rarely heard from. But insomnia keeps me up until 3am or later. The Propller TWO (which I'd like to call "codename" Krakatowa) is going to really offer huge leaps in development.

Try not to miss this event. But sure to get a 'login' with Chris beforehand if you want to ask questions. I may even struggle to get online for it.

Sapieha
11-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Hi Oldbitcollector.


What that times will be in CET.
And Can You post link to page that will have this diskution.





Posted here just in case some of you missed it.

> From Savage Circuits:

The Friday Chat Room is an event where the members of Savage Circuits login at a specified time and talk via the ChatBox mod, which is like a real-time message board / archive using AJAX. This event occurs every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is posted to the site calendar. All discussion is archived for those who miss the chat events.


Date: November 5th, 2010
Time: 6:30PM (PDT), 7:30PM (MDT), 8:30PM (CDT), 9:30PM (EDT)
Topic: Propeller 2
Special Guest: Chip Gracey, President of Parallax Inc.


The topic of this event is Propeller 2 and Chip will be available for at least two hours to answer your questions on the upcoming Propeller 2. Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this one!

OBC

Savage///Circuits
11-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Not sure what time zone CET is...the official thread for this event is located here: Friday Chat Room #3 (http://www.savagecircuits.com/forums/showthread.php?292-Friday-Chat-Room-3)

Someone there has a time zone calculator, so if you post on that thread they could probably link the time. You must register (free) to see the chat. It will not be on until 1/2 hour before the event, and anyone who misses it can see what was discussed in the archive.

I also talked to Ken Gracey about posting the archive chat from that discussion on the Parallax Propeller forums, since it contains information about the Propeller 2.

Sapieha
11-05-2010, 09:10 PM
Hi Savage Circuits.

I was not sure to how I need relate it ----> Now I KNOW

CET = Central European Time = GMT+1.

Thanks



Not sure what time zone CET is...the official thread for this event is located here: Friday Chat Room #3 (http://www.savagecircuits.com/forums/showthread.php?292-Friday-Chat-Room-3)

Someone there has a time zone calculator, so if you post on that thread they could probably link the time. You must register (free) to see the chat. It will not be on until 1/2 hour before the event, and anyone who misses it can see what was discussed in the archive.

I also talked to Ken Gracey about posting the archive chat from that discussion on the Parallax Propeller forums, since it contains information about the Propeller 2.

Savage///Circuits
11-05-2010, 09:31 PM
Excellent! Hope you can make it then. If not the archives will be available. Take care.

Bob Lawrence (VE1RLL)
11-06-2010, 01:21 AM
Cool! I'll check in if the website lets me.

Here's a world time clock set with California time for anyone that needs it:

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_US-CA.aspx

evanh
11-06-2010, 02:03 AM
Best idea is to always include the GMT time in the original posting. That way it eliminates the need for everyone else to guess what others' timezone offsets are. Only have to work with your own.

Or include what timezone offset you've used to post the times with. This works quite well as it can provide a verification of whether you have added daylight saving in or not.

In both cases it eliminates the obscure three letter timezone naming scheme that invokes a big guessing game.

hover1
11-06-2010, 02:36 AM
Chat has started! Join in!

Jim

Roger Lee
11-06-2010, 02:57 AM
You beat me to it.

Come on over and join in.

John A. Zoidberg
11-06-2010, 03:15 AM
Just joined in the discussion. Pretty good. :D

jazzed
11-06-2010, 03:17 AM
How to join the chatbox? I guess I'm on time for the discussion? :)
Gotta register. SavageCircuits membership probably increased %100 today :)

Ravenkallen
11-06-2010, 06:07 AM
Dang, i guess the chat can only have 10 participants at once.... Everybody beat me to it..

Harley
11-06-2010, 07:30 PM
I tried several times to register but several items didn't seem to work. Especially the 'graphic text' one. I didn't like the fact that too much had to be rekeyed in each time it wasn't accepted; like the first entry.

Is there going to be an archive of it available to view? If so when and where?

I'd like to hear anything NEW on the PROP 2; of course, just like every else.

hover1
11-06-2010, 07:35 PM
Dang, i guess the chat can only have 10 participants at once.... Everybody beat me to it..

At one time there were 27? logged on. I don't think it was limited to 10.

Other people had problems logging in, as I hear after the fact.

Jim

hover1
11-06-2010, 07:37 PM
I tried several times to register but several items didn't seem to work. Especially the 'graphic text' one. I didn't like the fact that too much had to be rekeyed in each time it wasn't accepted; like the first entry.

Is there going to be an archive of it available to view? If so when and where?

I'd like to hear anything NEW on the PROP 2; of course, just like every else.

Yes, Chris is going to post a synopsis of Q&A to Chip, stripping out the idle chatter.

He said it will be posted on this forum and his site.

Jim

hover1
11-06-2010, 07:40 PM
Chris also archived the entire Chat Box on his site. You have to be a member to view it if IIRC

You can read all the gory detail before and after Chip's visit. :)


Jim

potatohead
11-06-2010, 07:46 PM
I have a account and could not log on.

Ran into a goofy bug that cost me a lot of time.

If you are either registering, or asking for a new password (which is what I was doing because I had botched remembering mine), there is a captcha test.

Well, if you fail that test the first time, none of the subsequent ones work correctly!! You have to close the browser, maybe just all the savage circuits pages, then try again, fresh, and get it right the first time, or you are cooked.

hover1
11-06-2010, 07:57 PM
I have a account and could not log on.

Ran into a goofy bug that cost me a lot of time.

If you are either registering, or asking for a new password (which is what I was doing because I had botched remembering mine), there is a captcha test.

Well, if you fail that test the first time, none of the subsequent ones work correctly!! You have to close the browser, maybe just all the savage circuits pages, then try again, fresh, and get it right the first time, or you are cooked.

That happened to me for the first Chat, (forgot password). Pretty much missed the whole thing.

Jim

Sapieha
11-06-2010, 08:41 PM
Hi hover1.

That one I work on to.
With all usable questions. And all answers CHIP said.

BUT my one will have even addition on some additional questions I have to CHIP and some comments on CHIP's answers

As I think it is some thing I asked that CHIP misunderstand.
And I need clarification/additional answers





Yes, Chris is going to post a synopsis of Q&A to Chip, stripping out the idle chatter.

He said it will be posted on this forum and his site.

Jim

Ravenkallen
11-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Huh, when i tried, the chatbox said "chatbox full"... Maybe i did something wrong?

ratronic
11-06-2010, 09:02 PM
Ravenkallen - you click on the "chatbox full" to enter that chat. At least that's what I did. I saw your name listed in the chatbox.

Microcontrolled
11-06-2010, 09:43 PM
I joined this chat last night late. My computer must have an issue with AJAX, because it wouldn't refresh the board until I posted.

Harley
11-06-2010, 10:21 PM
hover1 said:
Yes, Chris is going to post a synopsis of Q&A to Chip, stripping out the idle chatter.

He said it will be posted on this forum and his site.

Jim
I don't know who Chris is, but has it been mentioned WHEN it will be available?

John A. Zoidberg
11-07-2010, 01:18 AM
From the chat - the new Prop II is awesome! I've heard SDRAM controllers, hardware multipliers and even Graphics engines - if I'm not mistaken! :D

Bean
11-07-2010, 02:04 AM
Lots of good info given.

The one bummer for me was only 128K of Hub RAM :(

Bean

David Betz
11-07-2010, 02:15 AM
Lots of good info given.

The one bummer for me was only 128K of Hub RAM :(

Bean
Well, thats four times more than we have now. :-)

What was said about the SDRAM controller?

Sapieha
11-07-2010, 03:53 AM
Hi

Look at this thread.
Propeller II (Chat with CHIP) __ Some extra questions will come (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?t=126928)
(http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?t=126285)


Well, thats four times more than we have now. :-)

What was said about the SDRAM controller?

potatohead
11-07-2010, 04:26 AM
Thanks guys!

Appreciate the archive being posted up.

Honestly, I think it's pretty hot!!

And I know it's silly, but I'm happy the 8x8 will reside in the ROM!! Guess I'll get cracking on a try at a Parallax work-alike to compliment the existing ROM font!

Having the external RAM, and fast inter-cog comms, with fast HUB fetch is really going to change the game. We are gonna get nice, capable computers out of this, and I for one am stoked. The self-hosting Propeller won't take very long, I imagine. :)

It's gonna be possible to buy a few chips, scrounge, and build up a dev platform, just the way any of us likes it. :)

Savage///Circuits
11-08-2010, 10:47 PM
Hey everyone, let me answer a few questions. First of all I am still working on getting the Q&A data formatted into a document for posting. This should make it easier for those who couldn't make it or just wanted a summary of the questions and answers without all the fluff.

As for ChatBox Full. That is a link to the Full windowed chatbox. It doesn't mean it is full. The chatbox is capable of running right under the forums as a drop-down (pop-out) and that is the compact version. the full version is accessed by clicking the ChatBox Full link. We are looking at alternatives for real-time chat software.

Several people didn't complete the registration process by clicking the e-mail sent to them. Once they finished the regsitration form they tried to enter, but the site won't allow unvalidated members to access the ChatBox. Had I forseen that I would have mentioned it in the messages announcing the chat room. I will try to have the Q&A today.

I want to thank Chip Gracey for coming and answering questions for all those who wanted to know the details of the Propeller 2. I also wanted to thank everyone who came and participated. We will continue having the Chat Room every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month as long as people are coming. It won't always have someone like Chip, but the discussion is fun nonetheless and everyone's welcome to attend. I hope to see more of the new arrivals at Savage Circuits there in the future.