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On or Off

Posted by ALB42 on 10. Mรคrz 2019No Comments

Long time before I bought a electric plug with WLAN adapter, I wanted to use to turn on the light in the garden (also for the water pump and such stuff). But this WLAN switches are really bad, always want connection to internet only usable via a very shaky app always want so many access rights who knows for what, always must log in. I switched after a while to radio controlled switches at 433 MHz and bought a Raspi 433 MHz sender.

But now I found out that you can change this WLAN switch I bought with a own local server written in nodejs. Of all languages it had to be Javascript with nodejs. It basically never works, on my Desktop computer I got it to work but on the Raspi where it should stay (because must always run) I do not get it to work nodejs, npm is just ****. It always works a while but when the switch contact it, it shows a javascript error. No Idea what that means

Of course I wrote a own server program in FreePascal running on the raspi. It’s not very complicated in principle the WLAN switch just send a part its of the MAC address and a Token you use to switch on and off. was not very difficult, with the http server example from FreePascal I also added a little Webserver to it, that I can control it via browser or standalone apps. The NodeJS server needed > 10% of the Raspi, even there is no WLAN switch connected to it (because it stops when I start it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) FreePascal, with connected switch and a browser pulling the status <1% CPU time. Without WLAN Switch it’s not noticeable at all.

And because we are on a blog for FPC for Amiga-System I wrote a little MUI App to control the Outside light from my Amiga as well.

I’m really thinking to buy more of them. really nice and easy. Let’s see the next weeks how reliable it is. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The advantage to the 433 MHz radio controlled switches is that the WLAN switches know their own status, and tell the server on the handshake.

Use MUIMapparium

Posted by ALB42 on 7. Februar 2019No Comments

I noticed my navigation system in my car can also read GPX files from a USB stick. Just put the GPX File to a folder “PersonalPOI” and plug to car. Then you can access them in the car (for example as route destinations) even can select them by voice control.

Thats what I tried just now, took MUIMapparium and created two waypoints just to try.

Now go to car and plug in and see if we can find our two waypoints… I gave them especially arbitrary names because it knows already many POIs by default

Very nice, I’m thinking to create some POIs there which makes it much faster to select them. Maybe I should also add an option to set the type of Waypoint, the “Unclassified” means this Waypoint has no type and therefore only a default icon.

Very nice to see that you can use the program for very recent stuff.

MUIPlot – a simple function plotter

Posted by ALB42 on 13. November 2018No Comments

I used the function parser for a function plotter before when testing the TAChart for LCL. Now I gave my Plot component I use for MUIMapparium a little bit of reshape and fit it into MUIClass components and created a new function plotter.

I little video to show how it works:

Running on a Amiga 1200 with 68030 50 Mhz and 68882 50 Mhz on a 32 color AGA Screen. For Hex2 the floating point calculation speed is not very important, because it’s just a single function. But for calculating the full curve it needs a little bit more floating point calculations. Therefore a FPU is included. Also you should limit the number of Points to calculate to for example 100. For NG Amiga systems of course you can increase it to higher numbers.

Downloads

Hex2 0.2

Posted by ALB42 on 11. November 2018No Comments

Of course, when publishing a new program the people will find some problems. Good so at least some used it :-P. I made a new release. Added integer divide and modulo and repaired the swap function (swap endianess) and fixed some minor bugfixes and number overflows.

Downloads for all Amiga Platforms:

Download for all Amiga Systems

The program is based on a very old program (written around 2005) written by me so of course it is also available for Linux and Windows. It has a little bit smaller feature set than the Amiga version but it was always useful for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Full Hex2 MUI port

Posted by ALB42 on 9. November 20182 Comments

I created a little MUI interface for my commonly used calculator Hex2. I use it often for bitwise comparisons to easier see shifts on bits.

If you don’t know it, Hex2 is a programmer and scientific centered calculator with variables support and a little GUI even it’s keyboard centered. Of course I created it with MUIClass, therefore its available for all the common Amiga platforms.

Download for all Amiga Systems

ExtronControl 0.1

Posted by ALB42 on 3. November 2018No Comments

First real release of the Extron Control as Version 0.1.
Control Software for Extron DSc 301 HD, Scaler and input switch.

With the new version you can configure, which parts of the GUI is visible (via tooltypes) and also configure the names on the Input Switch Buttons and which serial device to open and search for the Extron DSC 301 HD.

For Amiga and MorphOS the executable is included. But the source is also in the archive, hence one could compile them for AROS or OS4. (it just needs the latest Version of MUIClass).

Have Fun.

Download Amiga/MorphOS Version: ExtronControl 0.1

MUIMapparium 0.7

Posted by ALB42 on 18. Mai 2018No Comments

As announced yesterday I release today the new version of MUIMapparium. It’s 0.7 now, most important features are the repaired Search function, Exports and the PhotoList

Change List:

  • BugFix: Search Function
  • BugFix: Saving Route without calculating a Route
  • Set current maps position and zoom as start position for the program
  • Remember open status and active page of Side Panel
  • Configure Color of WayPoints
  • Export Map as PNG Image
  • Export Route as HTML File
  • Export TrackPlot as PNG Image
  • Export Track as HTML File
  • Load EXIF of Photos
  • Show Photo position on Map
  • Simple Photo viewer
  • AREXX commands for adding photos to list
  • Help for AREXX commands

Download at MUIMapparium Page

I added some debug output at AmigaOS4, so if you experience problems starting up MUIMapparium on OS4 check the debug output (e.g. Sashimi) it should count from 1 to 26 on the bootup, check if any numbers missing and send me the result on one of the forums I’m usually on.

Search MUIMapparium Photos

Posted by ALB42 on 17. Mai 2018One Comment

Worked on the broken Search function, I guess I will publish this tomorrow, the new functions are not finished but without the search function the program is more or less useless. The new function is the list of Photo with EXIF GPS positions, as Mapparium also had. It can use Datatypes (need jpg Datatype of course) or the internal pascal JPG loaded, which seems to be slower most of the time, especially on big endian systems. The photos are grouped by date if you double click the date entry it try get all photo markers in sight, when clicking on a photo it shows it.

Attention MUIMapparium Search function

Posted by ALB42 on 16. Mai 2018No Comments

Currently the Search function is broken, because the service used for it changed to SSL only which is not supported by MUIMapparium at the moment.
I will work on this the next days, so wait for 0.7 to fix that.

and because there is an error in the source MUIMapparium will crash instead of printing the errorcode

The routing function is also affected by this of course.

Sorry.