Author Archives: kdub

Mir Android-platform Multimonitor

My latest work on the mir android platform includes multimonitor support! It should work with slimport/mhl; Mir happily sits at an abstraction level above the details of mhl/slimport. This should be available in the next release (probably mir 0.13), or … Continue reading

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SVG Hardware Drawer Labels

I recently made a set of SVG labels for my hardware small parts bin in Inkscape for the common Akro-Mills 10164 small parts organizer. Its sized to print the labels the correct size on a 11″x8.5″ sheet of paper (results … Continue reading

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Saleae Logic 8 Review

Over the break, I got to play a bit with the Saleae Logic 8 logic analyzer. Its the mid-range model from Saleae, and it works with Ubuntu. I wrote about the predecessor to the Logic 8 a while back, before … Continue reading

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Mir Device Showcase!

Here’s a video of Mir powering a few different GPUs: Nexus 10 (ARM Mali T-604 GPU) Nexus 4 (Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU) Nexus 7 (2012) (Nvidia Tegra 3) Galaxy Nexus (PowerVR) This is a pretty big milestone, as we’re now … Continue reading

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Friendly Mir Links

Just a friendly reminder, but Mir is open! Here are some useful links. Documentation We’ve put effort into sharing as much as possible and lowering the knowledge-barrier to entry for the project. We want you to understand how your pixels … Continue reading

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Mir and Android GPU’s

With Ubuntu Touch, (and mir/unity next) we’re foraying into a whole new world of android drivers. Given the community’s bad memories from the past about graphics, let’s clear up what’s going on, and how we’ll steer clear of the murky … Continue reading

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Mir and Android FAQ

There’s been some murmurs and uncertainty about Mir and Ubuntu Touch support, so here’s a quick FAQ. Does mir support android drivers? Yes! We put great care into our platform abstraction so that when you run on mesa desktop drivers, … Continue reading

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Why we Make

This is a great talk about the fundamentally human aspect of making. Our race’s advantage in the universe isn’t the sharpest claws or thickest skin, its the ability to make, bend, and discover. This video is an cool little anecdote … Continue reading

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C++11 first impressions

I’ve been embroiling myself in C++11 lately, and have to say I like this version of the C++ language a lot more than I’ve liked previous versions. A lot of the rough edges have been cleaned up and there’s some … Continue reading

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Wiring Stereos in a Chrysler Crossfire

This is just a story about how I replaced my stereo. Please do not take this advice for your situation. Incorrect wiring can cause all sorts of damage or fires or trouble. Have a professional install your stereo! I have … Continue reading

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