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AndyMt

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  1. Maybe. We use approx. 6kWh during a day right now. That's excluding the car, but including the washing machine, dishwasher, home cinema, cooking, baking, home office everything else etc. I estimate that when we don't use dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc. that we come down to half of that. We are only a 2 person household, the apartment is 100 m2, our fridge only has 60l capacity (basically everything is smaller than in the US ). We have a panel in each apartment and there is reserve space to add such things. Regulations requires that, so that you don't run out of space immediately. I'm not a certified electrician, but my father is... so he took care of the power company and the permits, I helped with the installation. So basically I have an additional 3-phase breaker (actually it's a switch, you are right) in the panel now (everything is 3 phase in Switzerland). This means I can only power one phase from the car, but that's totally fine for an emergency situation (kitchen and living room are on the one I chose). The connection is done via a so-called "blue plug" (usually used for RVs and boats) in the garage. The power company doesn't care that much where the power comes from, it could be a gas-generator or in my case an inverter/powerstation. I've tried it once, to see if everything works and it's fine. It's not an automatic setup, far from that. I have to dismount the back bench of the car, to get to the DC/DC converter connectors and hook up the power station. The station then is recharged by the car, while the stations inverter provides power. I've tested connecting an inverter directly, which worked, too. But I'm worried about drawing such a high load over the DC/DC converter directly. So the power station acts as a safety buffer. Of course losses will add up, so you are right, probably it's more like 14 days, considering that. But I think that's quite cool. If I just had some PV to recharge...
  2. Mine is basically my electric car with a external 1kWh power station which I connect to the DC/DC converter which charges the internal 12V battery. I can connect this up to one circuit in our apartment (additional breaker to disconnect from the grid). That's the one where the fridge is connected, plus some other sockets. Of course we would have to re-connect stuff to those other sockets. Then we also have a one-plate electrical stove for cooking, which only draws 1kW max - the power station allows up to 1.2kW. Then we have a small 500W room heater, just in case. The car is usually charged to 60kWh which should last at least for 20 days for the fridge, lights, basic appliances and some cooking. If we have to heat a room, then it might be 5 days. I'd like to put up solar, but because of regulations (condo building) that's not going to happen. In Switzerland it's been well over 20 years in our region since we had a unplanned power-outage. And even the planned ones... (construction work etc) I think that's been 10 years. So I basically prepared for the unthinkable, but because of the war in Ukraine, now you never know...
  3. Yes - on the Atari ST I used a 8x12 front in certain software where this was possible (in monochrome 640x400). That gave me 33 lines of text which was much easier to read while still offering more content on screen.
  4. You can convert mine, too. You could give everyone a DM notice and those who want can delete whatever they don't want to be converted, right?
  5. That should be plenty. I also don't expect the library to support multiple revisions later. Just the latest. The version should just help to know which library revision to use for a particular file. Or maybe we will have converters later?
  6. Not this time for Switzerland. They've pulled all Star Trek content from Netflix just the day before Discovery started. We could then watch that on PlutoTV at fixed times. This doesn't happen this time. We either have to wait until Paramount+ gets going here in autumn, wait for free TV or resort to 'other sources'...
  7. Maybe you can consider to add a version number to the header, so any code could react to changes (or throw a proper error message).
  8. I would be fine with that, so you could move "00000807 Swiss German" further down in priority and if it falls out of the top 12, then so be it.
  9. I use 00000807 Swiss German. Not very common...
  10. Oh no... Turns out the show will run on Paramount+ only, which isn't available in Switzerland . And I don't want to subscribe to another streaming service anyway. So I won't watch it until it might appear in free TV in a few years...
  11. Sure I will ! The show has all the ingredients for 'proper' Star Trek. Hope they don't ruin it.
  12. This must be my games Brixx and Invaderz, as that's the exact message I've implemented. I think I've stated in the download area they are only compatible with r37 or r38. Sorry for that. But I'm on it to make them compatible with r39. I'd just like to provide both versions, so that "Try now" still works (which is still r38) as well as with r39 (to run on a local install). I'm not sure how to achieve this in the download section.
  13. I remember this issue from a few years ago. Intel HD Graphics 520 and 620 (or their drivers) seem to cause this issue. See this article here: https://discourse.glfw.org/t/most-frames-are-not-drawn-on-intel-graphics-and-windows-10/1395 Don't know if this helps to solve the issue. According to your source code you already use glFenceSync() in combination with glClientWait(), but maybe try with glfwPollEvents() as suggested in the post above.
  14. You can have both emulators on one machine. Just have separate directories.
  15. I wonder what happens to the "try now" feature. Will software be able to specify which emulator version to use or will almost all software in the download section break?
  16. Yes, but that's just the default addresses for the different locations of bitmaps, tilesets, charset, sprite data etc for mode 128. It's always better to read those base addresses from the VERA registers at F9C0 and use those instead of hard-coding screen access. Then software will then adapt automatically, no rewrite needed. I prefer to define my VERA layout myself anyway, this way my software always knows where all the stuff is located.
  17. That's what a SD-2-IEC device does - which already exist. Maybe not super fast, but they will work.
  18. Thanks a lot for the update, this is much appreciated. It would be a pity if this project would just stall forever, so I'm hopeful it will continue. As for the workarounds presented: I think that's absolutely fine. It takes lot of load off the CPU while kind of fit for the time period. Will this handle the mouse as well? That's kind of a bummer, but I understand it. It means we need another device to connect to the board - and it will be a lot slower I assume? Will the SD card interface stay on the VERA board or will it be dropped entirely? Because I might take a look at the FAT implementation. I've implemented FAT like file access on embedded systems about 20 years ago. Although I assume the issues here are more bus timing related, rather than managing the FAT etc.? If the SD-2-IEC solution is not a lot slower then it's probably not worth pursuing the VERA SD interface at all.
  19. I wonder what this means for the X16 project. Is this change related?
  20. Once you have experienced a good mechanical keyboard - you won't want to use anything else...
  21. Ok, I think something like this would be fine with me. I have an additional training in desktop publishing. Although years ago, this still helps balancing fonts and style for things to read for all sorts of media. I'm also not an artist really, but I can help with this, I think.
  22. I'm not a fan of pixel-style-fonts in a forum. They are really hard to read. It is kind of ok with this forum here (titles, buttons only), but on Windows these pixel-like-fonts don't scale well, depending on the display you use. I know they look better on a Mac, but the majority uses Windows. So please, at least have 2 themes as options.
  23. I'm using Blender, went through it's very steep learning curve a few years ago to design models for Kerbal Space Program. I agree it's very hard to get into, but once you've mastered it it's very powerful.
  24. How about Discourse as an alternative to phpBB? I don't have a preference, just asking... Looking at the forum landscape it appears that Discourse is the more modern platform - but I don't really know. I also agree with @Justin Baldocks comment. Maintaining a forum based on open-source software over a longer period is constant effort. Especially if you customize it, I've experienced this myself. Docker containers can mitigate this to some degree. But still updates can break something and then someone has to look at it. Then on the other hand commercial products come with their own issues. Licensing and cost is one, and sometimes updates break something, too. So I don't know what's best... this post wasn't really helpful, was it ?
  25. Good choice - I own a Creality CR6-SE. Not the Ender 3 mainly because of it's slightly bigger print volume, the touch screen and most of all: it's auto leveling mechanism. The rotary wheel for controlling the menus drove me crazy with the Prusa i3 I had before - as did the leveling procedure. So I wanted to get rid of that. Be prepared to change the fans to reduce noise. Although both the Ender 3 and CR6-SE can be considered "silent" - at least compared to the old Prusa I had before... I'm very happy with this 3D printer. It's a lot of fun to print little parts to improve stuff in the apartment, fix broken things etc. And of course my retro inspired computer case...
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