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    Constant Bitrate samael's Avatar
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    I cheated today

    I wasnt going to but i did.
    I got my alphanumeric screen mounted yesterday, got it powered today after work.
    I still need to figure out where to put my laptop, and i need to buy a parallel port extention cable, and i would like to hide the laptop power supply. And tweak the software a wee but. And make my joypad into a good looking button arangement (to control the carpc).

    But i was sitting there tonight, with my laptop on my lap, and i just though "bugger it, i'll try it out" So i plugged in the cassette adapter, the power, my joypad and the alphanumeric screen. Started the laptop, ran my software, and it was so sweet. I didnt even drive anywhere, just sat there skipping tracks and ****.
    So sweet. I cant wait to finish it. I am amped >8)
    stupid quote # 1 : "i dont do drugs , i only ever smoke pot when i'm coming down" , Me , 6 september , 2001.

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    great to hear i know its a good feeling. After more than 3 years though this is how far you've got lol? what you been doing all this time?

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    I was a student when i found this website, found it helpfull and interesting for so much other stuff other than mp3's in cars. I could never really afford the equipment For the amount of time i spent in my car the money was better spent on my gaming pc (which wasnt much....), and repairs for warrants of fitness's.... I was always interested in the sort of problems associated with this sort of endevour, seemed like a good project.

    Then i got a job after i graduated. About 3 months ago i got my hands on a "broken" 500 mhz cellery for 100 nzd (about 50 USD). I still cant figure out whats wrong with the lcd screen , except one dead pixel Got a cheap car laptop power adapter, and yeah. go go GO!!

    Untill the hdd died. I lost my code twice, then after i had rewritten it, i lost it again. But now i am back on track
    stupid quote # 1 : "i dont do drugs , i only ever smoke pot when i'm coming down" , Me , 6 september , 2001.

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    What kind of program are you using to run your alpha-numeric screen?

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    audioBox Click Here modified to use the joystick in addition to the keyboard When i finish it, i may fork it and make a website, or convince the origanal author to include my additions in his code It seems to work fine with a 4x20, but it was made for a 2x20.
    stupid quote # 1 : "i dont do drugs , i only ever smoke pot when i'm coming down" , Me , 6 september , 2001.

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