Pre Links

Tue 17 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Overview of webOS
An in-depth look at the Palm Pre’s OS.

Elisa is a Simple, Streamlined Media Center
A basic multi-platform media centre which is based on the Pigment toolkit (a bit like Clutter).

Half-Life 2 mini-series blows minds on a dime
Half Life 2 miniseries, on a budget ...

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Decapitation Is Sometimes Good For You

Mon 16 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Lots of people out there are looking for headless web browsers to generate things like thumbnails. In the end most people either roll their own or cheat (use xvfb and grab the pixmap). You could use Qt and grab the image, but it still requires xvfb, even if you write ...

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Open-Source CAD/CAM

Sun 15 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

I spent over seven years working in the CAD/CAM industry. It’s a very archaic industry with virtually no open-source building blocks available, and those that are tend be be extremely old or not even useful.

There are a few green shoots of open-source out there. First up there ...

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The Little Box That Almost Could

Sun 15 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

A few weeks back I was looking at some small low-powered computer units. One was really interesting, a passively cooled ultra low voltage tiny computer you could VESA mount to the back of monitors.

It goes under a number of different names, BVM’s EPC-500, the eBox-4300 / 4310, and [the ...

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Cool Links

Sat 14 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

If they made a ‘Dark Knight’ NES game…
I bet this game would be better than the official game as well.

Sleeze Brothers Return!
I remember buying the Sleeze Brothers 20 years ago in Braintree – that’s showing my age!

Dr Who Anime

New Dave Gibbons WATCHMEN Art?!?! You better ...

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Feedbutcher – Because Feeds Need Dissecting

Sat 14 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

For the CODA application Follow Flickr tags on your CODA screen we have released some source code on GitHub for this. It’s a full-on Django App in the repository.

But within there is a little bit of code we call FeedButcher which is a very simple piece of Python ...

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Getting Your Feedburner Statistics

Sat 14 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

For the CODA app Using CODA to track your website’s performance with FeedBurner I knocked up some code which gets your Feedburner statistics through the Awareness API with a simple bit of PHP.

Since the migration of Feedburner to Google’s Adwords for Feeds is in full swing I ...

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Month of Coda Applications – Half Way Through

Sat 14 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

The developers here at Camvine have held on to the Camvine Twitter Feed for two weeks now with ten examples of cool uses of the CODA digital signage system.

Here is a run-down of the ten so far:

1 – Get live updates from your Twitter feed displayed on the wall ...

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New Look

Sat 14 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

I decided it was time for a new look so I grabbed the iNove theme for WordPress. I’ve made a few minor hacks for it which I will publish in due course (although I’ve got no idea what license these themes are available under. The changes I’ve ...

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Technical Links

Sat 14 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Lots of links to cool technical things….

Not tested in IE initiative
Developers are prematurely aged by having to bake in Internet Explorer compatibility, my anecdotal evidence proves this.

The Photo Marketplace That Never Launched: Flickr Stock
An interesting article about a photo marketplace by Flickr that never got off ...

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Co-Working In Cambridge

Thu 05 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Martin Kleppmann of Ept Computing who I met at a Software East event is setting up a co-working space in Cambridge.

On this post are his slides for a presentation he made yesterday for CamCow.

This looks like an absolutely brilliant thing, so if any of you people working in ...

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Upcoming Cambridge Talk – Programmers are from Mars, Customers are from Venus

Thu 05 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

It’s nearly that time of month again (Is it really 2009? Is it really February?) for a BCS SPA Computing Talk. This month the talk will be about Agile.

Programmers are from Mars, Customers are from Venus: A Practical Guide to Working with Customers on Agile Projects
Angela Martin ...

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The Month Of Coda

Tue 03 February 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

At the beginning of this month at Camvine we released the latest version of our website and client software for getting digital content onto screens (okay, digital signage).

This month the Camvine Twitter Feed has been taken over by the development team. Every (working) day this month there will be ...

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How I Solved My Graphics Card Problem

Sun 25 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

A little while ago I posted about having problems getting my nVidia GeForce 6600GT AGP working on Ubuntu. I tried everything that a sane person would and then some. I tried Nouveau, Ubuntu’s various versions in their repository, and the ones direct from nVidia. The closest I had to ...

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Cool Enlightenment Stuff

Sun 11 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

I’ve been playing around with the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) port of WebKit and I have been very impressed by the quality of the page rendering. In fact I have been playing around with Enlightenment E17 libraries, although I haven’t gone the whole hog and installed the desktop ...

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Link Failing Touch

Sun 11 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

As Seen at CES: Microsoft Surface Fail
Ah, the friendly error dialog from Vista is alive and well in 7…

Exclusive hands-on with Asus’ prototype Eee Keyboard
A video of the splendid looking new Eee Keyboard. The specs are also available here.

Samsung / Chumby prototype digiframe hands-on
Chumby in a ...

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Python Coding Dojo In Cambridge

Sun 11 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

I’ve agreed to help run a Python Coding Dojo in Cambridge. Mark Dalgarno is asking if anyone is interested over on this thread. If anyone is interested in it please contact Mark here or reply to this thread.

If there is enough interest it should go ahead pretty soon.

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A New OS – Whitix

Tue 06 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Whitix is a new desktop operating system that has just released a 0.2 version. I hadn’t heard of it until today but it is interesting to see a few other operating systems out there.

It is aimed more at desktop users rather than techies as an ultimate goal ...

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Link Backlog

Tue 06 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Cookie Monster eats World Trade towers in 1976
Coooooookieeeeeessssss!

25 Amazing JavaScript Games (Some Fun And Inspiration)
Bunny Hunt is gloriously sick.

macfuse
The file system in user space had a new version last month including 64-bit support. You can also do the same for Linux (or for Windows you ...

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Rules Of The Garage

Tue 06 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Rules of the Garage, And Then Some

Unfortunately I work in a shed. You can see the Camvine shed on Flickr here. Also starting out of that shed was Displaylink and Ndiyo.

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