Category Archives: Open Source

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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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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The Black Triangle

Stuart Langridge on Planet Ubuntu posted about this story a while back, and its a something that’s happened to me a lot of times over my career. The Black Triangle The tl;dr is that a complex, extremely flexible system, well … Continue reading

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C++ 11 tip of the day

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Irssi OSD notifications

I wanted irssi to ping me using Ubuntu/Gnome’s on screen notification system, but didn’t want to dig into irssi’s code… what is one to do? Cobble scripts together of course! Here’s how I got it done: Download this irssi plugin: … Continue reading

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Installing the blob on your Pandaboard for Android

The Pandaboard by Texas Instruments is a pretty good, mostly open source little development board with one teensy problem…. the blobbbbbbbbb (illustrated by Hermes Conrad to the left…) If you’ve followed this blog post from last week, you have an … Continue reading

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Back from UDS-Q

I’m back from from the Ubuntu Developer’s Summit for Quantal Quetzal (12.10)! This was my first UDS, and it was really cool to see so many developers from everywhere come together to make the next version of Ubuntu something amazing. … Continue reading

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Building Linaro Android (12.04 or daily) for Pandaboard

I recently came into possession of a TI pandaboard for ARM development. Its a pretty cool little package, but if you want to build from source, you run into all sorts of old outdated wiki’s from Linaro that have you … Continue reading

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