Host computer requirements for installing the Ettus USRP x310 along with keras are:
- The host machine must be 64-bit compatible (you can check under linux by typing
grep /proc/cpuinfo which should have the “lm” flag present).
- You also need about 50GB of free disk space for the Xilinx tools.
The steps are:
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I had a lot of trouble making an Ubuntu boot USB drive from OSX. The instructions on https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-macos#0 don’t work in general. I think there are two reasons:
- The program doesn’t reformat the USB drive
- If there are existing files on the USB from say a 32-bit Ubuntu and you create a 64-bit usb, UNetbootin doesn’t overwrite all the necessary files. In this case the installation goes smoothly but when you reboot the installed system, you get a “No working init” error.
The best way to do it is:
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My electronics doesn’t normally involve a hacksaw, hammer and propane torch but I had fun building this J-pole antenna from instructions by N6JSX.
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Wandering around Sim City in Hong Kong, a mint Fujifilm X100T jumped out and emptied my wallet. This is the first digital camera I really like as it is small, quiet and fast, making it really pleasant to use. The experience is not unlike joining a cult.
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Travelled to Shanghai to visit my collaborators at Fudan University over Easter 2017. I have written about my previous trips to Shanghai in 2014, 2013 and 2012.
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An awesome fishing report that Michael Zhu sent to me via Facebook Messenger.
Dear Phil, our group of four people boarded Brain’s chart boat (big boat licensed for 15- standard package of 8 person) at Jerseyville, South West Rocks. We had one Aussie, two Swedish men and me. Here is a photo of us at 6am this morning.
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The 3rd annual FPGA Fly Fishing Workshop (FFF’17) was down on attendance, only Ken and myself participating from the 19-20th Feb, 2017. This year, it was on the Trinity River, California, fishing for steelhead (sea run rainbow trout). These are a reasonably hard fish to catch, one fish being a good result. Arrived at about 10am at SFO and was met by Ken at the airport.
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