Update 2: Apparently 4 other people have reported issues this weekend with SourceForge and uploaded files not appearing. I’m starting a new upload to a different host now.
Update: PiMAME 0.8 has been uploaded, but I’m still waiting for SourceForge to finish mirroring it before they turn on the download link. 🙁
Very happy to announce that PiMAME 0.8 Beta is going to be released this weekend. I’m building the SD card image now and will be uploading it.
I’m very happy with this release. I know it still has some bugs and issues to work out, but I’m confident that this will be the best evolution of PiMAME yet.
On another note, the presentation I gave at the Information Fluency conference went well. I have a lot of different colleges and universities interested in the applications I developed for UCF. Hopefully I can open source them soon.
I’ve started to receive the parts for my SmartRap 3D Printer build. This is the first time I’m building something this complex without any instructions, so hopefully it all goes well.
Have a good weekend, and I’ll update this post with the image file when it’s finished uploading.
Wooo it’s Friday! Next week I’m speaking at UCF’s Information Fluency conference. I’m very excited. Presenting an application I wrote that helps with Online Learning.
Time to get to work on PiMAME. Making great progress. Can’t wait to release it 😀 One of the issues I ran into was that I didn’t realize git sub-modules don’t update to the latest code, they stay at the commit they were committed in. Anyone who has been using the installer for 0.8 has been running on older code, which explains why the bug fixes weren’t being seen. It was a silly mistake on my part and will be fixed soon.
Misumi is offering a free $150 credit for new customers placing an order via credit card. In the reddit thread advertising this promotion, a few people have put together a build list with part numbers for making your own 3D Printer. This will greatly decrease the price of building your own RepRap. I’m going to try and build a Smartrap Mini.
I got an email today about a new hardware company that’s making items for the Raspberry Pi. They are called UUGear, and they are making some pretty good looking sensors and add-ons. I haven’t yet had a chance to test their products, but the online store should be opening soon.
I was playing the Titanfall beta over the weekend, and I can’t remember ever being this excited over a game. Mechs, freerunning, jet packs! It’s like my inner 12 year old was asked to make a video game and he delivered. Sorry for the terrible quality video. Here is a couple minutes of my Titanfall gameplay:
This is the first Valentine’s day I am celebrating with K as husband and wife. I am very lucky to have her, and knowing that she is reading this, I just want to say that you are my person and I love you very much!
PiMAME is coming together. I am psyched to have a full weekend to just spend working on it.
The era of cpu/gpu mining scrypt based alt coins may be ending soon. The first scrypt capable ASICs are hitting the market. I recently purchased the DualMiner USB BTC/LTC miner. Even though it says litecoin, it can mine any scrypt coin, which is what Dogecoin is based on.
It was $113 shipped from California, and performs 70khs at around 3 watts. My r9 270 produced 350khs at ~150 watts and cost $200, and my Core i5 Haswell produced 79khs, cost $199, and uses ~100 watts.
I’m excited and nervous about the next generation of ASIC miners.