Chat log from the meeting on 2017-02-21

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[11:06] James.atLLOUD hmm, user names also loading slow. I've never seen "(Loading...)" as a name in chat.
[11:06] Andrew.Hellershanks It only just finished rezzing for me.
[11:08] Selby.Evans I see all names, but I came in early.
[11:09] Andrew.Hellershanks Code development has ground to a halt the last few weeks afaict.
[11:09] George Equus: No problems with rez or names for me
[11:09] Andrew.Hellershanks There has been no changes in git master since Feb 2.
[11:10] James.atLLOUD I was going to observe the same Andrew @git master
[11:10] Andrew.Hellershanks There might be work being done on a branch. I don't know of an easy way to determine that.
[11:11] James.atLLOUD so many changes have been by Ubit - he must be otherwise occupied.
[11:12] Andrew.Hellershanks I haven't done much work on anything related to OpenSim this past week or so. I've been working on another project of mine.
[11:12] Andrew.Hellershanks James, could be.
[11:13] Andrew.Hellershanks One thing I have started working on recently is updating OpenSimSearch and OpenSimProfile modules to use PDO calls instead of mysql calls.
[11:14] Andrew.Hellershanks When I updated my computer to Mint 17 I wound up with PHP 7. All mysql_* calls have been dropped in 7 so I can't use those two modules until I update the PHP code files.
[11:14] Andrew.Hellershanks I thought of using mysqli instead but decided to use PDO.
[11:15] James.atLLOUD ouch
[11:15] Andrew.Hellershanks yea. Nothing like finding oneself in a situation where one is forced to update some code. It was on the ToDo list. It just became a higher priority after I updated my machine. :)
[11:16] Andrew.Hellershanks I've updated the register.php and query.php files in OpenSimSearch. The query.php file needs testing.
[11:16] Andrew.Hellershanks The last part I still need to update is the parser.php file.
[11:16] James.atLLOUD yes. it's a lot of work, but if it's good in the long term it can be worth it.
[11:17] Andrew.Hellershanks Once I've finished with the search module I'll work on the changes needed for the PHP files in the profile module.
[11:17] Andrew.Hellershanks James, it is turning out to be rather easy to make the changes. It just takes a bit of time.
[11:18] Andrew.Hellershanks I'm also not sure whether I can use a parameter twice in a SQL query and only list it once when the parameter binding takes place.
[11:22] Andrew.Hellershanks Other than my work on the PHP files used with the search and profile modules I don't have any other news or updates about Open Simulator project this week.
[11:23] Andrew.Hellershanks Does anyone else have anything they wish to discuss?
[11:23] Nebadon Izumi: been running around like a crazy person lately :)
[11:24] Andrew.Hellershanks As long as you are running around *like* a crazy person rather because you *are* a crazy person its all good. :)
[11:24] Nebadon Izumi: I got a Asus Tinkerboard today from Amazon
[11:24] Andrew.Hellershanks Tinkerboard? Sounds like some development platform device.
[11:24] Nebadon Izumi:
[11:25] Nebadon Izumi: its basically a more beefy Raspberry Pi
[11:25] Nebadon Izumi: 1.8ghz with 2gb ram
[11:25] Nebadon Izumi: same exact footprint
[11:25] Nebadon Izumi: fit right into a raspberry pi case
[11:26] Andrew.Hellershanks There has been a few companies trying to make a better Pi.
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi:
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi: yea this one seems very nice
[11:26] Andrew.Hellershanks Nice. How much are they asking for it?
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi: all i did so far was boot it up with TinkerOS , basically Debian
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi: it was 60$
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi: little bit more expensive
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi: but its about twice as fast as the Pi2
[11:26] Nebadon Izumi: and maybe like 30%-40% faster than pi3
[11:27] Nebadon Izumi: it has wifi and bluetooth
[11:27] Andrew.Hellershanks oh, nice.
[11:27] Nebadon Izumi: pretty good deal
[11:27] Nebadon Izumi: its compatible with almost all the raspberry pi accessories too
[11:27] Andrew.Hellershanks hm... $60US. That's going to be about twice the cost of a Pi for me.
[11:27] Nebadon Izumi: even the LCD boards and stuff
[11:27] Nebadon Izumi: yea its about twice for me too
[11:28] Nebadon Izumi: though realistically its hard to get a pi for less than 40$
[11:28] Andrew.Hellershanks I still haven't fired up my Pi3 since I got the other power adapter.
[11:28] Nebadon Izumi: for just the board
[11:28] Nebadon Izumi: I was mostly excited more about 2gb ram
[11:28] Andrew.Hellershanks yea.
[11:28] Nebadon Izumi: than anything
[11:28] Nebadon Izumi: but having a faster CPU is nice too
[11:29] Nebadon Izumi: once i get some more time i will really put it through the paces
[11:29] Nebadon Izumi: but so far its really nice I cant complain at all
[11:29] Andrew.Hellershanks The Tinkerboard isn't even listed on
[11:29] Nebadon Izumi: its really new
[11:29] Nebadon Izumi: like just a few days
[11:29] Andrew.Hellershanks You will have to let us know how it performs when running OpenSim.
[11:29] Nebadon Izumi: i was surprised i got one so easily
[11:30] Andrew.Hellershanks ok.
[11:30] Nebadon Izumi: infact they havent officially launched it yet
[11:30] Nebadon Izumi: i got one of the really early ones
[11:30] Andrew.Hellershanks Oh? You did get lucky to get a hold of one.
[11:30] Nebadon Izumi: yea
[11:30] Nebadon Izumi: right from Amazon, i was happy, prime too even
[11:30] Andrew.Hellershanks When the Pi Zero came out it took me ages to get a hold of one.
[11:30] James.atLLOUD amazing
[11:31] Andrew.Hellershanks Wow. They even color code the plastic of the GPIO header.
[11:31] Nebadon Izumi: yea
[11:32] Nebadon Izumi: its very flashy compared to the Pi
[11:34] Andrew.Hellershanks The extra cost of the Tinkerboard isn't that much vs. a Pi when you consider what it costs to add WiFi and Bluetooth support to a Pi.
[11:35] James.atLLOUD truly
[11:36] Nebadon Izumi: yea, though the pi3 has wifi and bluetooth also
[11:36] James.atLLOUD What OS would you use to run opensim?
[11:37] Andrew.Hellershanks yea, I was just remembering that.
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: on a Pi?
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: or just in general?
[11:37] James.atLLOUD on the Asus
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: oh there is only one option at the moment
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: TinkerOS
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: which is basically Debian with LXDE
[11:37] Andrew.Hellershanks They had to roll their own OS due to the different CPU on the board?
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: they say there will eventually be Arch and OpenSuSE support though
[11:37] James.atLLOUD oh, I see. I saw the chromium browser and thought chromeOS
[11:37] Nebadon Izumi: its a pretty standard CPU
[11:38] Nebadon Izumi: very poplular one, its about 2-3 years old
[11:38] Andrew.Hellershanks yea. It says Quadcore ARM. Not sure why they wanted to roll their own.
[11:38] Nebadon Izumi: ah no, though im sure eventually it will run ChromeOS or even Android
[11:38] Nebadon Izumi: well its a little faster than the Raspberry Pi, its probaby similar to something they use in their Phones
[11:38] Andrew.Hellershanks I like how for $74 and change you can get installation included.
[11:38] Nebadon Izumi: haha
[11:39] Nebadon Izumi: Asus makes a bunch of Phones and tablets
[11:39] Nebadon Izumi: so no doubt its common hardware they are already using elsewhere
[11:39] James.atLLOUD I've had ASUS mboards for pc
[11:39] Nebadon Izumi: almost everything i have is Asus
[11:39] Andrew.Hellershanks Amazon site says -> Service will take place at the customer's location. Removal of existing motherboard from desktop. Installation of one customer-supplied motherboard. Installing new drivers. Component test and cleanup.
[11:39] Nebadon Izumi: about 80% of my hardware is asus
[11:40] Andrew.Hellershanks Its just a small SBC. Someone will come to my house to swap the current board out?? hehe.
[11:40] Nebadon Izumi: haha yea thats probably just a common service they offer for anything categorized as a "motherboard"
[11:40] Andrew.Hellershanks yeah.
[11:40] James.atLLOUD lol @amazon
[11:41] Andrew.Hellershanks Could almost be interesting to go for the install option and see what amazon would do.
[11:41] Nebadon Izumi: lol
[11:41] Andrew.Hellershanks Nebadon, have you seen/heard anything from Melanie or Ubit in the last week or so?
[11:41] Nebadon Izumi: no I have not, i was in sweden for 10 days though
[11:42] Andrew.Hellershanks ok
[11:42] Nebadon Izumi: and came back kind of sick, had a cold
[11:42] Andrew.Hellershanks There has been no code changes to git master branch since Feb 2.
[11:42] Nebadon Izumi: so ive been still kind of in recovery mode, and buys with work at same time
[11:42] Nebadon Izumi: oh hrmm
[11:42] Nebadon Izumi: has it really been that long?
[11:42] Andrew.Hellershanks yup.
[11:42] James.atLLOUD Equally curious about Diva - for hypergrid questions.
[11:42] Andrew.Hellershanks sorry to hear you have been sick.
[11:43] James.atLLOUD Were you in Sweden? Was there terror?
[11:43] Nebadon Izumi: hehe
[11:43] Nebadon Izumi: no I havent heard much from Diva either
[11:43] Andrew.Hellershanks hehe... biological warfare. It got nebadon and made him ill. ;)
[11:43] George Equus: You are in luck Neb, we had snow this morning... you missed that!
[11:44] Simulator Version v0.5 ruft: OpenSim Dev 056ccae: 2017-01-27 21:43:25 +0000 (Unix/Mono)
[11:44] Nebadon Izumi: yea I am not missing the snow and cold
[11:44] Nebadon Izumi: its actually quite warm here at the moment
[11:44] Nebadon Izumi: i have my window open and fans blowing
[11:44] Andrew.Hellershanks It is warm for this time of year where I am. About 5C and expected to go up to about 12C in another day or so.
[11:44] George Equus: Me neither... totally unnecessary, spring on its way and all.... sigh
[11:44] Nebadon Izumi: 53F here
[11:44] Nebadon Izumi: but being up on the second floor of house it gets quite warm
[11:45] Andrew.Hellershanks nods
[11:45] James.atLLOUD 58F in Wisconsin USA. In Feberary
[11:45] Nebadon Izumi: I actually need to buy a new Air conditioner soon
[11:46] Nebadon Izumi: once it gets hot with all these computers, the house air conditioner does nothing up stairs here
[11:46] Andrew.Hellershanks 5C -> 41F
[11:46] Nebadon Izumi: i had a nice floor unit but it burned out end of last summer
[11:46] Nebadon Izumi: i need to replace it soon
[11:46] Andrew.Hellershanks You need to put the computers in the basement so they can heat the house in the winter.
[11:46] Nebadon Izumi: I do have some down there
[11:46] Nebadon Izumi: these are my work stations though
[11:46] Andrew.Hellershanks ok
[11:47] Nebadon Izumi: its a small room
[11:47] Nebadon Izumi: and second floor, it just traps in the heat
[11:47] Nebadon Izumi: only 1 small window
[11:47] Andrew Hellershanks nods
[11:47] Andrew Hellershanks: Hm... my computer is now showing a rain icon.
[11:47] Nebadon Izumi: i'll probably get a 12,000 btu window unit this time
[11:48] Nebadon Izumi: floor unit was nice, but it takes up space
[11:48] Andrew Hellershanks: If there isn't anything else OS related for today we might as well close todays meeting and let you all head about your business.
[11:48] Nebadon Izumi: ok yea I will see if I can chase down some of the other devs now that I am kind of settled back in
[11:48] Nebadon Izumi: maybe just taking a short break or something
[11:48] James atLLOUD: I'm curious - has there been any feedback in IRC about the Infinite Metaverse Alliance?
[11:48] Andrew Hellershanks: I've been busy on some scripts to convert schematics from an old program I use to the one I'm now using.
[11:48] Nebadon Izumi: I dont even know what that is
[11:49] Andrew Hellershanks: I got an invite to it but I haven't pursued it.
[11:49] Selby.Evans
[11:49] James atLLOUD: ty selby
[11:49] Nebadon Izumi: i have been barely paying attention in IRC, i was offline for a bit
[11:49] Andrew Hellershanks: Info about that hit my email a few days ago.
[11:49] Nebadon Izumi: thanks
[11:49] James atLLOUD: even that Neb is better than I w/ regard to IRC
[11:50] James atLLOUD: OK - thanks.
[11:51] James atLLOUD: In some way, I think this group could pick up where Overte was intended to go.
[11:51] Nebadon Izumi: yea, I wonder is Avacon aware of this stuff?
[11:52] Nebadon Izumi: make sure you guys keep in touch with Joyce
[11:52] Selby.Evans We are in touch with Joyce.
[11:52] James atLLOUD: I believe non-profit commons is planning an event .
[11:53] Nebadon Izumi: great
[11:53] Selby.Evans I hope to set up a web-world for nonprofit commons
[11:53] James atLLOUD: Oh cool Selby.
[11:53] George Equus: Ferd Frederix has done some great work on Hyperica, lots of new gates
[11:54] James atLLOUD: I've not been there for a long time.
[11:54] Selby.Evans I have a friend working on it -- Web-worlds are not like OpenSim
[11:54] George Equus: Fresh papers and back issues available there too
[11:54] James atLLOUD: Ah ok. I am very bad at conflating things.
[11:54] Andrew Hellershanks: conflating?
[11:54] George Equus: Me neither..
[11:55] James atLLOUD: combining two unrelated items to something representative of neither.
[11:56] Selby.Evans I will do an article on Hyperica soon -- I think Fred can make the hypergates work
[11:56] George Equus: Most I tried worked fine
[11:57] Andrew Hellershanks: Selby, how are those hypergates different from ones that already exist?
[11:58] Nebadon Izumi: ok guys I need to run, but if I hear something from the devs I will pass it along
[11:58] Selby.Evans The last time i tried, most of the hypergates were not working there --
[11:58] Nebadon Izumi: I am mostly back around now though
[11:58] Andrew Hellershanks: ok, thank you all for coming. Sorry there wasn't much in the way of news this week.

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