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by Thomas Okken
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: Converting to 1-bit
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Converting to 1-bit

I like the pgmtopbm tool from the Netpbm suite. The Netpbm suite is extremely old-school, it's a bunch of command-line tools, but well worth the time to familiarize yourself with.
by Thomas Okken
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: Useful Content for the "Ultimative OFFIMG"
Replies: 54
Views: 3407

Re: Useful Content for the "Ultimative OFFIMG"

Please tell me if you have any suggestions or find some errors (I had some typos in the old version). So far all periodic tables I found are different from each other. Maybe because of rounding errors or outdated/updated numbers. I believe the atomic masses shown in most periodic tables are weighte...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

As someone noted in another discussion on this topic — I don't remember if it was on the MoHPC forum or in private — the question that appears to often not get asked before jumping on the Agile bandwagon is: What problem are you trying to solve? When an answer to that question is not forthcoming, ex...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

I haven't read the "Agile Manifesto" so I can't comment on the issue of what Agile is vs. what it is supposed to be. I do, however, have the experience of working in three different companies that each were run by true Agile believers, and while the details differed somewhat, the big picture was exa...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 670
Views: 31057

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

I would like your opinion as to whether the radio button is useful on a device with a screen like the DM42 or whether there are any reservations about this concept. You have enough experience with it. The HP-42S has radio buttons and check boxes. In the MODES menu, for instance, DEG/RAD/GRAD, RECT/...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 670
Views: 31057

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Wait for two more years and "agile" will be totally out since even the last employee will have recognized its general application is BS™. From your lips to god's ears, Walter! And if they live in the USA, they will always INVENT an INNOVATIVE GROUNDBRAKING NEW PARADIGM changing the world. America i...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 670
Views: 31057

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

"Can contain irony" Hehe, sorry, I didn't realize you were being tongue-in-cheek. My own bitter experience with Agile in the workplace has destroyed my sense of humor on that topic, I guess. I'll try to fix that. :oops: But since my bait worked and I have you right here, with your experience with t...
by Thomas Okken
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 670
Views: 31057

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

..conceptual work pays... What happens with the WP43C development could be called "agile software development". And that's the way all major companies do their software now. Microsoft develops Windows 10 "Agile". That's why we get an update every six months. "All the major companies are doing it" i...
by Thomas Okken
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 512
Views: 72475

Re: 43S News

[...] the DM42 case whose programs and states can be exchanged between different calculator units but where only programs remain compatible with Free42 ( which is not a DM42 emulator , as we all know: if you try to share states you may encounter a “corrupted file” message). That could be remedied, ...
by Thomas Okken
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: When will we get an up to date DM42?
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: When will we get an up to date DM42?

I have been very busy with Free42 in from July to September, so I can imagine SwissMicros wanting to wait for things to settle down before doing another merge. It will be a bigger one than usual: the BSIZE/BWRAP/BSIGNED changes for 2.4 were pretty big, and the state file changes for 2.5 were very bi...