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Programming is an art form that fights back.
Flight of a Dragon is a retro style game for the Uzebox open source game console, a bit of 8 bit madness involving an ATMega 644 and a bit of electronics to get it producing a video signal and accepting input from an SNES controller. Now the game is complete so you can finally lead the dragon to his salvation! Thanks to emulation, you may also try it out within your browser!
We want to be Europeans, we are Europeans. Hungarians are protesting these days, against the lawmaking of our government, for being European, for being free, independent and human. The government ceased to represent us. We may not be the majority, nevertheless, they have no right to take away our future and freedoms. They don't respect anyone not following their ways, and with their lawmaking, they are trying to destroy us.
Since a while (at my current employer) we are searching for a 32 bit microcontroller which could be utilized for safety relevant task. A criteria for a certain reason was to avoid the ARM architecture, making the task more complicated. In the end we selected the PowerPC architecture, the MPC560xP line from NXP (formerly Freescale). This post summarizes our initial experiences with this chip and the available toolset for it, as viewed by someone with no former experience with it (and no experience available within the company either).