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Everything posted by altenbach

  1. Got my tickets, see you all there!
  2. In case Justin is reading this, I sent a PM yesterday but haven't heard back. (no rush unless you run out of tickets soon )
  3. Seems a bit simplistic, with all these quantizations and missing higher harmonics. Who needs youtube for this? Just get the Advanced Signal Processing toolkit and do the JTFA in realtime on any music you like..
  4. Darren, I could not believe how complicated your code was, with all these case structures and scattered diagram constants. Here's what I would have done, maybe in less time, maybe not. (I should have had my computer out...) . One cluster on the FP, one cluster on the BD arranged the same way(!), placed in array, and each element modified graphically (start with all TRUE, less to modify). .... And yes, the new boolean constant in 2010 made that last step sooooo much easier!!! It's also fully scalable, for example it would be trivial to expand it to a multi-digit display using an array of clusters on the front panel and a FOR loop on the diagram.
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    Congratulations! Where do you find the time? (It was great meeting you in Austin.)
  6. Over the years, I stayed in quite a few places near the convention center, except at the hilton. (I only pick hotels with free internet! ). Don't forget to add about 18% tax and fees for the final bottom line. Here's where I stayed: Hampton Inn: Very nice hotel, even includes breakfast (which you don't need!). NI Week rate was about $120 this year. I paid $100 a few years ago. Regular rates start around $180 nowadays (Hotels.com today has a 24 hours special at 104/night!). Just a block away from the convention center side entrance. (Stayed here twice). Omni: Also very nice, but a few blocks walk up the hill. Similar NI-week rate. If you sign up for their free program you get some perks (morning beverage, free wifi, newspaper, etc.) (stayed here twice). Hilton Garden Inn: This year I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, just about a block past the Hilton. Hotel is a bit run down, but OK. NI week rates this year were ~$120 including a welcome drink or similar. You should get about the same rate on the web. I did better (except no welcome drink), but the rate was non-refundable, which is a bit of a gamble. I booked a Flight+Hotel via the auto club online, so the hotel price is hidden, but subtracting the flight cost determined elsewhere, the hotel was a good deal . I have not stayed at the Raddison, Marriott, etc. There are a few cheaper (motel style) options, but they are a bit far to walk and probably a bit of a hassle. You probably should wait until they post the new NI week rates. There is no sense booking a year in advance.
  7. Same here. I wonder how hard it was to actually get into the finals, because I definitely would have coded wires around these two guys for these particular finals tasks. Darren would have been a different problem. Since I am not a "scripter" I would have gone down in flames. That last problem was heavily biased towards Darren.
  8. altenbach


    The LabVIEW Leaders lunch in on Wednesday, noon-1pm. If you are a NI discussion forum member, you probably received an e-mail invitation. It's very informal, basically just a few tables. You don't need any special qualifications or secret handshake to attend. Last year, Laura was there (she manages the LabVIEW forums) as well as some other NI people and we had some friendly chats with others, previously only known by their forum user name. One way or another, you have to eat lunch. You can either sit in a corner and eat by yourself, eat with some random people, or join us. Lunch is included with your registration, no need to register. Simply stroll down to the huge lunch area, show your badge, and look for a random table with friendly looking people. I would guess that a large portion of attendees will eat there. Food is typically quite good. You can easily stay there a bit longer and even grab some coffee and desserts from the desserts table. See you there! (Full Conference: Includes three-day conference and exhibition admission, meals, exhibition receptions, and evening events.)
  9. I guess I am one of the handful that posts irregularly here. Maybe I'll meet some of you at NI Week 2010. 'later!
  10. I have played a little bit with scratch a long time ago, and it is basically line based code with preformed graphical representations of most commands. You can have parallel processes, though, each started with it own "flag clicked" statement. There is probably more to it.... I've been on Android since early 2009 and love it. I am tempted to give this a spin. We'll see if they accept me.
  11. Be prepared for the combined effect of travel and heat.
  12. Ed, If it rains heavily, count me in. Else i'd rather walk
  13. Due to my European upbringing, I tend to use public transportation. The cap metro airport flyer 100 has a bus leaving near the convention center (Neches & 5th, but double-check ahead for the exact location) at around 3pm (previous stop is at 2:57 near Congress & 7th) for a 3:18 arrival at the airport. The '100 is a limited stop service, so even a taxi cab won't be much faster if traffic is the time-limiting factor. It seems they doubled in cost to $1. A few years ago, I only paid 50 cents. This should give you almost two hours at the airport. Plenty of time, even if there are traffic delays There is another bus 40 minutes later. Remember, Austin is not such a big city! In summary, any taxi cab should make it from the conference center to the airport in less than 20 minutes.
  14. OK, I'm all signed up! According to Google maps, it's exactly 1 mile, or about a 21 minute walk from the conference center. I'll walk! Nothing better after sitting in sessions all day! Besides, we'll be hungrier later.
  15. I'll be there! Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Sunday evening through Thursday night. (Yair, cantact me about sharing a room, I'm coming alone and have two queen beds). I typically attend all events: Gigerman, Block Party, lava BBQ, NI-night, etc.
  16. Easiest would be to drop a static VI reference on the diagram, right-click it, "browse for path", and select your model vi. Now wire the reference to your input.
  17. Hey thanks! Jim, I see you had yours on St. Patricks Day. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a great day and enjoyed the green Beer. :laugh:
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