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12″ lower calorie and lower carb test pizzacrust

This is my experiment for the day, a new test pizza crust:

  • 1 oz whole wheat white flour
  • 1 oz whole wheat flour
  • 1 oz special mix
  • 2g salt
  • 6g yeast
  • 1 tsp dough conditioner
  • 1 tsp gluten
  • 120g water
Calories Fat Carbs Fiber Protein Sodium
307 5 50 16 18 775

Here is the special mix (107 calories, 2.8g Fat, 13.55g carbohydrate and 9.7g fiber and 0.7g sugar, 9.6g protein):

  • 360g Psyllium husk
  • 629g Bobs Gluten Flour
  • 453g Soy Flour
  • 454g Coconut flour
  • 238g sifted carb quick (removed the palm fat)
  • 546g old mix (almond, coconut, low carb bake mix, bread flour)

Mix everything quick together.

I let it raise for 10 min before backing, but I don’t think this is needed.

Backing time 7 minutes at 325 F in my convection oven, turned oven off and let sit 3 more minutes in oven to conserve power..

My first baby steps with the XuLA 50 board and Xilinx ISE on Ubuntu 11.04

1 week ago I didn’t know what FPGAs are, but yesterday I received my XuLA 50 board and I started with this great tutorial.

I got my LED to blink first because I had some GLIB problems and I was not able to simulate the design. But I found if I copy some lib files from my system over the the ISE install and do some kind of clean all generated project files it solved the issue…

I was in this (../Xilinx/13.2/ISE_DS/ISE/lib/lin64) directory and I copied and did override libstdc++ with this command: cp /usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6.0.14 libstdc++.so (all three)

It would be nice if I could run the XSTOOLS also under Ubuntu, but it will not work with Wine. Right now I use a VM. I think there was a Linux download, but the link is broken.

Powerful but most inexpensive SDR (software defined radio) quest

Looks like there are a lot of open source SDR related things on the web. But the more powerful SDR hardware is expensive. The USRP is part of the GNU Radio project and it is $700 another radio with this price tag is the QS1R.

Now the question is, would it be possible to connect some of the components found in those devices modular together.

Looks like the LTC2208 is used in a lot of projects like this for ADC, the price for this hardware alone is $70 to $160 depending on the version and pieces. I’m not sure if there is a breakout board for this chip?

Another component found is a FPGA,  the XuLA project has  FPGAs between $39 (50,000), $79 (200,000)and $200 (1,000,000). VHDL is required to use the FPGA, I did order a $39 version – but I never used FPGAs and VHDL. I found this tutorial I will may use to learn something new.

A micro controller is also found on those board.

A onboard DAC could also be used to listen directly.

Gigabit Ethernet, USB or some other fast method to transfer all the data to the PC. Could SATA be used? Or firewire?