He had used the Raspberry Pi 2 because it does 52 Mb/sec whereas the Raspberry Pi 1 only does 36; however, Scott said that the Raspberry Pi 1 can be configured for higher speeds.
Stephane announced that he has lost his job following the takeover of the financial software company he used to work for and has set up a limited company; he welcomes advice and contacts regarding possible work. His background is as a Linux sysadmin but he plans to take various courses to broaden his skillset.
Kriss and Shi introduced the latest version of Swanky Paint, a pixel editor inspired by Deluxe Paint on the Amiga, which they have just released on Steam. Written in Lua and running OpenGLES2, it runs on everything including Native Client. Among its features are:
it can take on the characteristics of older machines,
it can accept bae files from Blender
png format because this allows the saving of metadata as
json files within the
it exports to true colour
you can get rid of the GUI to speed up processes.
You can create texture maps in it and export them to Blender; these consist of a texture and a colour which are combined in the output.
Lua is a very simple interpreted language; they use LuaJIT (Lua just in time) which is almost a compiler.
It can run on a Raspberry Pi 1.
Stephane then announced that he has passed his first level Amateur Radio licence which led into a discussion of how you can take out the carrier from an AM broadcast, transmit it and then reinsert the carrier at the other end.
The next stage is to get the licence to build his own transmitter. Stephane noted that a lot of the early work on Linux was done by radio hams. The important thing is to avoid interference in the equipment. He is particularly interested in software defined radio and the CI-V protocol.
Brian recommended Linux in the Ham Shack and the conversation went on the talk about pirate radio stations, designing antennae, bouncing signals off the ionosphere and wavelengths.