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    I'm feeling very virtual

    Working from home since I'm sick, here's what I'm doing:

    Laptop is connected to work VPN
    From laptop, I am remoted into a Win 7 machine in the office
    From the Win 7 machine, I am Nomachine'd into a Linux box
    From the Linux box, I am telnetted into an embedded ARM development board
    On the board is running an FPGA implementation of a hardware design

    I'm feeling pretty virtual today.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Perhaps some things really are done by little elves; they're just doing it remotely.

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    I thought the whole point of being sick was NOT being able to work.

    Who presses the reset button on the board when it locks up and disconnects your remote session?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Who presses the reset button on the board when it locks up and disconnects your remote session?
    For today, I have a man on the floor handling that

    But the board hasn't locked up in over a week. I think we've worked out the last driver kinks. It's all userspace firmware issues now.

    I thought the whole point of being sick was NOT being able to work.
    Well, I tried going to the office but they kicked me out. I suppose knocking out the entire hardware team a week before deadline would be bad.
    Last edited by brewbuck; 09-08-2010 at 12:20 PM.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    This is a brave new world, indeed. Who would have thought just a few years ago.

    But why the Windows 7 step? That got me confused. The need to register on the company network? You guys need to fix that.
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    LOL... quite the setup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    Working from home since I'm sick, here's what I'm doing:

    Laptop is connected to work VPN
    From laptop, I am remoted into a Win 7 machine in the office
    From the Win 7 machine, I am Nomachine'd into a Linux box
    From the Linux box, I am telnetted into an embedded ARM development board
    On the board is running an FPGA implementation of a hardware design

    I'm feeling pretty virtual today.
    That, is cool. I especially like how all that trouble comes down to such a low-level application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    But why the Windows 7 step? That got me confused. The need to register on the company network? You guys need to fix that.
    It's more to do with the laptop being an out of date piece of crap that I don't really use for anything other than remoting into other systems (and running Purify occassionally). It doesn't have most of my latest software (e.g. Nomachine) installed on it because I've neglected it.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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