00:14:39 <donri> open source alternative to the school? https://www.learnbyhacking.org/posts/51308bf113c6143188000001 00:24:48 <donri> (speaking of great URLs :p) 01:53:59 <stepkut> the other thing that is interesting about parsing HTTP is that we are often a bit lazy about it 01:54:24 <stepkut> for example, we often do not parse an header fully unless we actually intend to do something with it 02:00:40 <stepkut> so, we have a sort of multiple pass parsing 02:03:51 <stepkut> donri: I just started an all ages, all experience level monthly tinkering party 02:11:07 <donri> stepkut: cool! what's it about? 02:11:18 <donri> stuff like raspberry i imagine? 02:16:01 <stepkut> someone did have a raspberry pi 02:16:23 <stepkut> but we also had legos, snap circuits, tinker toys, erector sets, k'nex, arduino, and more! 02:16:46 <donri> yeah i was thinking of construction toys 02:17:08 <donri> http://youtu.be/8-zcsieI8kM :D 02:18:07 <stepkut> oh nice 02:19:19 <stepkut> I am hoping that overtime we will be able to have seemless transistion where people can start by just playing with legos and stuff (because everyone can do that), and then they can make lego things with gears, and then move on to geared things with motors, and then geared things with motors and simple microcontrollers, and then move away from legos/k'nex and start building their own frames from metal, etc 02:19:35 <stepkut> and soon, everyone will be using Haskell to build robots and drones and more! 02:19:49 <donri> \o/ 02:21:36 <donri> i wonder how hard it would be to program mindstorms with haskell 02:23:33 <donri> oh http://hackage.haskell.org/package/NXT 02:26:42 <stepkut> :) 02:26:50 <donri> too bad i'm so far away or i'd come to your thing! 02:27:05 <stepkut> skype :p 02:27:40 <donri> i don't have anything to tinker with! 02:27:50 <stepkut> it starts at 2PM CST.. not sure what time it is where you are then 02:28:07 <donri> @time stepkut 02:28:08 <lambdabot> Local time for stepkut is Wed Mar 20 21:34:01 2013 02:28:11 <donri> @time donri 02:28:12 <lambdabot> Local time for donri is Thu Mar 21 03:34:05 02:28:29 <donri> oh dear is it so late/early already 02:29:14 <stepkut> so.. for the electric violin I am building, I am thinking of going for 5 strings instead of 4 02:29:29 <stepkut> but.. then I have to decide what scale length to make it.. violin.. viola.. or something inbetween 02:29:59 <stepkut> any opinions? 02:30:53 <donri> not really. i'd go with the viola extra string and the rest a violin for familiarity but maybe that's boring :p 02:31:08 <donri> (is it a C? i suck at everything music theory) 02:31:13 <stepkut> right 02:31:23 <stepkut> that's the plan 02:31:52 <donri> (they made me the concertmaster and i couldn't even read scores) 02:32:01 <stepkut> the question is how long should it be between the nut and the bridge 02:32:14 <stepkut> should it be as long as a violin or as long as a viola 02:32:14 <donri> oh! 02:32:25 <donri> didn't know there was a difference 02:32:30 <donri> haven't played the viola much 02:32:56 <stepkut> there is.. the viola is a couple inches longer 02:33:22 <donri> i also don't know the english terms and what nut and bridge is in this context 02:33:40 <donri> also it was 10 years since i played :p 02:34:40 <stepkut> the nut is this part, http://www.theviolinplace.com/Images/Violin_nut.jpg, the part at the finger board that the string first makes contact with 02:34:59 <stepkut> bridge, http://blog.scottcaooutlet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/bridge.jpg 02:35:25 <donri> oic 02:36:08 <stepkut> i should ask my friend who plays violin, viola, and 7-string fretted electric 'violin' 02:36:26 <donri> we basically call that whole area in between there where you have your left hand the "throat" hehe (translates better as 'neck' i guess) 02:37:00 <stepkut> yeah, neck is more common 02:37:07 <stepkut> well, bridge is pretty common 02:37:25 <stepkut> nut is typically used by luthiers (people that make instruments) 02:37:32 <donri> i didn't mean the bridge 02:37:40 <donri> the bridge we call 'stable' :p 02:37:45 <donri> weird terms all over! 02:37:52 <stepkut> :) 02:38:19 <donri> the nut we call 'shell' 02:38:38 <donri> none of these terms translate well to english :p 02:38:44 <stepkut> :) 02:39:07 <donri> hm 'scroll' seems to be a translation, is that the same thing as the nut? 02:39:41 <stepkut> no.. scroll is the wooden curly part that the tuning pegs go into 02:39:54 <donri> yeah that's the 'shell'. then i misunderstood nut 02:40:44 <stepkut> yeah, the length of the scroll wouldn't affect anything 02:40:50 <stepkut> in terms of sound 02:41:11 <stepkut> the scale length refers only to the parts of the string that are gonig to be vibrating when you play 02:41:12 <donri> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Violinconsruction3.JPG 02:42:02 <stepkut> yeah 02:42:18 <stepkut> the nut is the little piece right between the neck and the pegbox 02:42:49 <stepkut> the white part in this picture, http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/GenSetup/Nuts/NutsViews/goodnut.JPG 02:43:03 <donri> ah yeah suspected so 02:43:40 <donri> guess i never considered it to be separate from the neck piece, but of course it is 02:45:20 <donri> TIL: neck in english is the whole area between the head and shoulders 02:45:42 <donri> in swedish we reserve neck for the back side and call the whole front side the throat, basically 02:46:05 <donri> so i guess then neck is the right translation of the word we use for the violin part :) 02:52:15 <donri> bedtime 02:52:48 <donri> good luck with violin building and tinkering party!