VTR and XP

Scott Penrose scottp at dd.com.au
Sun Mar 28 15:20:44 CST 2004

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The VTR User Group Conference was a huge success.

A special HUGE BIG THANK YOU to those who came and helped me during the 
day include:
	Nathan Bailey
	Jacinta Richardson
	Paul Fenwick
	Leif Eriksen
	Tony Smith

I managed to get the 7 segment LED Display control working and have a 
simple demonstration running - displaying some values.

Nathan and Jacinta found that not having enough characters was a 
challenge, and started hacking away at getting that going. Now we have 
more characters, and the raw elements to make them up by bars.

Jacinta and Leif then felt it wasn't fair that we were using only one 
display per characters, so they implemented wide characters that go go 
across two displays.

Paul felt that what we needed was a scrolling Marquee - so that was 
next off :-)

And I networked it and finished my Tk App - so that I could do remotely 
control the display.

So I think we should be renamed to the "eXtreme Perl Mongers"

Strangely enough - the hacking above actually did not detract from the 
great advice and conversations that everyone was having with our 
visitors. In fact the hacking became a great draw card for people to 
see what we were doing - and demonstrating that we can actually do it. 
On the other computer I brought along our portal from work - not so 
surprisingly (even though it has lots more code) it was not as 
interesting as the little bit of code running the display :-) - Very 
well done everyone.

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