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  1. I haven't received my certificate in the mail yet, but just recently found out that I passed the CLD exam, surprisingly with a much higher score than I received on the CLAD exam. Woo hoo! I just thought I would share that with you all. After a couple of years more of experience and studying up, I may try for a CLA certification.
  2. Thanks guys! Hopefully the CLD will come next year once my company has the budget to send me to take it along with the Advanced course. My ambition is to one day have the CLA certification.
  3. I know it's off topic for this thread, but since I mentioned it in here, I figured I'd post an update. I just got notification that I passed the CLAD exam! Woo hoo! I've been using LV since '99, so I should have been looking at CLD, but I took the free CLAD exam at a nearby seminar. I'm just happy that I finally have a bona-fide certification after wanting one for so long.
  4. Sorry guys... I've been out of the loop for a while. On a personal note, I just recently completed Advanced I and II training and am awaiting my results on the CLAD (free at a NI seminar) and will hopefully be taking the CLD before next year.
  5. Thanks for the reply. I did find the VIs you were talking about... however, I was looking for one for LV 7.1. I'm able to save it for a previous version though. Thanks!
  6. I thought I had some encoding/decoding VIs at one time, but can't seem to find them now. I've done countless internet searches of LAVA and other sites and all I found were links that led to nowhere. Does anybody have any base64 encoding/decoding VIs that they would like to share, or could point me to? I'm also looking for some various checksum VIs, but I haven't searched for them yet as they may be more readily available. For some reason I can't get my OpenG commander to work on my work desktop. I don't know if our IT department has locked down programs from accessing the internet or FT
  7. Well, just as an update, I was able to get the RTE to install and work by using the "ldconfig" command after I installed it to update the shared library links. However, my only problem now is figuring out how to create an image that includes the RTE.
  8. Hello again. I know I've dropped off of the face of the planet for a while. Sorry about that. I'm working on something for a project and have successfully been able to install LabVIEW 7.1 development environment for Linux on a machine running PuppyLinux 3.01. My only problem is that I can't get the RTE to work, although there were no reported errors when I installed it. When I try to run my application from a command prompt, like ./myLinuxLabviewApp . I get the following error: Can't load LabVIEW runtime library /usr/lib/liblvrt.so.7.1 libLVMesaGL.so.3: cannot open shared objec
  9. Well, here's what I've got:I have 3 copies of Developer's Suite (one with Auto Test, the other with Ind. Monitoring/FPGA/RT and a Dev Suite core only) each with their own SN and with 5 "permissions" for each. I also have 1 seat of LV full development. I've been our VLA for almost 3 years now and I never had any training in it and have no idea what I'm doing. I'm trying to create "network installers" as I'm now finding out that I distributed the software incorrectly before. Now, I'm trying to do it correctly, creating network installers for people to use to access their permissions and wha
  10. Is there a section on LAVA for VLM-Related Stuff? I'm currently the NI VLM Admin for our site and I'm just getting around to working on getting things working "properly". I've come up with a lot of questions though since I never had any formal training in VLM Administration and some of the online stuff on the NI website doesn't cover things to the level I'd like. Is there a place in here for this type of stuff (I couldn't find a section that "fit" except maybe LabVIEW General), so I put this in here.
  11. Bryan

    It's a girl

    Congrats! Makes me think back to when my son was born. He turned 2 a couple of weeks ago and it's just been a blessing all around. It is too bad that they don't come with instruction manuals. The scariest day of my life was when we strapped him in his car seat for the first time and the nurse waved "bye-bye". My wife and I are actually kicking around the idea of trying again for another one this spring. We're going to shoot for a girl, but of course will be happy with either gender so long as he/she is happy and healthy. Again, congrats and welcome to the toughest job you'll ever l
  12. QUOTE(TobyD @ Sep 10 2007, 01:35 PM) Makes sense for recruiters, but not for potential candidates where location plays a huge role in whether they're willing to relocate for a job... unless someone's desperately looking for work.
  13. Would you be able to tell us the city/state of this position or any additional details?
  14. Yes, I have that, but I'm one of those "double-click anywhere and start typing"-type person. I guess I'm looking to save myself some mouse clicks.
  15. I'd like to change the font/colors/etc properties of the font text box so that it stands out a little more. Right now, I have to do this by manually changing its properties with the color tool/etc and then copy/paste it wherever I want to add a comment. I'm wondering if there is a config or something in the LabVIEW INI file that will allow me to change the comment properties so that I don't have to manually do it myself everytime I want to add a comment. Anybody know?
  16. If that's the case, than I'm the LabVIEW Architect for my company... and (have been told) the guru. Quite frankly, that scares the chit out of me since compared to most seasoned people in here, I'm pretty much a little ankle-biter.
  17. So, if I understand you correctly, if the other application sets the serial settings and accesses the port, the command line method will then contain the values used/set by the application? Interesting. I'll have to give it a try. UPDATE: You're right! Now the command line returns the correct values. All I need to do is write a function to parse out all of the information. Thanks!
  18. I just tried using the command line approach and the values returned to me don't match the configuration in device manager. i.e. Device Manager = 9600,8,n,1. command line = 1200,7,e,1. I only have one com port on my current machine, so I'm sure I'm accessing the correct one.
  19. Yeah, I've thought of that. I haven't been able to get LabVIEW and other support applications I need to all install on DSL and run in RAM. I have 62+ machines that I'd like to have up and running the same application all at the same time. I don't really want to have to buy 62+ USB sticks to accomplish that task. I'd really just like to get something up so that I can run a LabVIEW executable and install GE's "vmisft" software onto it (since my LabVIEW application depends on it to access the VME bus). Inasmuch as I would like to do this in LabVIEW, I'm afraid I may have to go an alternati
  20. I thought this would be an easy one? Nobody has any insight? I can provide add'l information if anybody needs it.
  21. This is in LV8 BTW. It seemed like a simple enough task to do, but it doesn't work how I envisioned. I haven't beat my head over this too much as I have other things going on, but maybe you guys can tell me what I'm missing. We have a computer that has it's serial settings applied by a completely different application (non LV or NI). What I want to do is read those serial settings into LabVIEW for use in one of our verification applications. Sounds simple enough, right? When I look at say, the COM1 settings under device manager, I see certain settings. When I try to read those setting
  22. QUOTE(LV Punk @ May 9 2007, 06:30 AM) Welcome to the club. They haven't banned YouTube where I work yet, but I'm sure it's on the way. It's funny though, most (respectable) employees are responsible with their non work-related internet surfing. I don't think the "powers that be" understand that by closing a sometimes much needed avenue for distraction, or stress relief only coerces employees to find other ways to seek the occasional much needed escape. That, or they just become stressed out. One of my favorite "demotivational poster" quotes: "Pressure - It can turn a lump of coal
  23. What if one wanted to use the parallel port on a computer anyway to save money, or for a home project or something of the like? I've thought of doing something like that just to do it. It would be cool (or IS cool if it already has been done) for someone to write a LabVIEW driver for the parallel port. I know I'm risking someone saying "Cool! How 'bout you do that?" (it happens a LOT here at work), but it would be something neat for people interested in creating something for a home project or in case someone just is set on using a parallel port anyway.
  24. I'm not familiar with using BootROM or any type of network image booting, so I'll have to read up on it. All of my linux stuff I'm pretty much learning as I go. Would this require me to permanently change things in the BIOS? I'm assuming it would as I would have to somehow tell the computer not to use the image on it's local drive at boot, which would require me to go into each computer's BIOS and force it to look for a network image instead of using the installed local image. My intent is to disturb the hardware/firmware the least amount possible. This would be done on equipment for a m
  25. Okay, here's our setup. I'm working with a VME-based system. It has a single board computer with no OS on it. It's essentially a dumb VME setup with a computer and some I/O and communication cards. My task is to have an automated test that exercises the cards to verify their functionality, signals, etc. I can't install anything to the computers since they will later have a home-grown and condensed Linux OS on them (all text, no GUI which runs headless) that loads from the 512MB flash HDD and runs in the 512MB to 1GB RAM memory. Sometimes the linux software is already installed and I d
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