OpenELEC - New Distro For Media Centres
I saw that a project called OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Centre) got released released recently. What is interesting about it is not so much the fact that it is a fast booting XBMC distribution, but the fact that it is an embedded Linux system for x86 platforms with minimal ...read more
PyCon UK 2011 - Great Conference
Now with EuroPython being held outside the UK, the PyCon UK takes on more significance. Run by the same guys and now relocated to Coventry this year was a triumph. Something like 200 people attended for the weekend log conference which is pretty impressive.
The venue was excellent. The most ...read more
Raspberry Pi - The Trojan Horse?
Linux at 20
Pycon UK 2011
New Github Project - pyxlib-ctypes
After a few years of hosting my own blog on http://programmerslog.com I have come back to Blogger. This unfortunately was caused by losing the domain which is pretty sad.... I have a back up of the few hundred blog posts in a SQL dump but ...read more
Getting More Battery Life Out Of A Linux Laptop
Asus UL20A – Hints And Tips For Running Linux
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My MacBook Pro developed the nVidia graphics failure problem and I got the motherboard replaced, it has never been the same since and when I asked I basically had no warranty for it. So after three-and-a-half years I decided ...read more
Python is beautifully over-engineered
I could have called this “Don’t re-invent the wheel”. Sometimes the Python standard library really surprises me because some bits are very over-engineered, but in a really good way. First time I realised this was when I was working on what became coda_network as most people solving the proxy ...read more
A coda_network update
How (not to) write notes at Europython 2010
I was told my write-up of Europython was useless without seeing the actual pictures I was drawing when I should have been writing more notes…. I wasn’t necessarily bored, just bitten by the drawing bug once again.
First up I started with a simple Optimus Prime to pass the ...read more
Last week I attended EuroPython 2010 without contracting food poisoning like last year. It was four days of talks, food and beer. Before I completely forget everything I thought I’d write up my experience. This is the last year in Birmingham and next year it heads to Florence but ...read more
Virtual On-Screen Keyboards On Linux
With a tablet awaiting a better operating system I decided I had to evaluate the landscape on on-screen virtual keyboards on Linux. Obviously the ideal would be iPad/iPhone-esque, but that would be really frighteningly good, I had much lower expectations.
I was not sure if the tech was there ...read more
JooJoo Technical Details
For those of you as nerdy as me I thought I would try a virtual teardown of the JooJoo to gather information on its internals.
First up the nvidia ION platform it is using is the MCP79 (revision b1). They are all much the same when it comes to ION ...read more
JooJoo or is that iooioo? A Review
So I finally managed to get myself a Fusion Garage JooJoo from eBay for a reasonable price. I had previously tried to order through their online shop with multiple failures, basically their payment system does not work (I tried with three different cards). This was not a great start to ...read more
coda_network – and update already(!)
After releasing the first version of coda_network over the weekend I have found a few bugfixes (corner cases).
Mainly these involved using an NTLM proxy and attempting to tunnel a socket through it. This makes sense of the proxy case where you are trying to daisy-chain sockets together. This was ...read more
Fixing urllib2 and httplib Python networking – coda_network
You can get coda_network from GitHub here.
Originally the networking code at Camvine was based on httplib a very long time ago, then Curl was used (pycurl specifically with changes pushed upstream), but now I have been using normal Python 2.6 standard library functions which is much nicer. The ...read more
What next for coda_network
When your Mac boots slow…
I am sure I have been emitting an EM field for the past week. My router, my iPhone and my MacBook have all been playing up.
My MacBook has been booting really slow (I’m talking 20 to 40 minutes) and the graphics and general operation have been going downhill ...read more