Monday, July 30, 2012

Google I/O 2012 Videos

Here are some Android presentations from Google I/O 2012. I'm amazed at the quality of the content that Google gives away to its developers.

 Android WebView:

For Butter or for Worse- Amoothing out Android UI Performance:

What's new in Android Development Tools:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MagPi - Issue 3

Here is issue 3 of MagPi, an Excellent online magazine for Raspberry Pi users.

MagPi -Issue 2

Here it is!  Issue number 2 of MagPi, the online magazine for Raspberry Pi users.

Raspberry Pi and ARM Linux Devices - NEWLUG - July 2012

I recently gave a presentation about the Raspberry Pi.  I had received it in the mail the day before this presentation, so I hadn't even booted it up yet, but I was excited enough to tell others about it, as well as other Linux hardware projects that rely on ARM hardware.
The video is here:

If you are interested in some of the devices I mentioned, I'd suggest taking a look at this excellent compendium of small Linux devices by As well, here are some pictures of my Raspberry Pi booting Debian Linux. I was unable to get it working at the meeting because I wrote the image to the SD card's partition instead of the device itself.

When writing an image to a SD card, here is a good rule of thumb:
If your device name has a number in it, you're probably doing it wrong. 
Take it from someone with experience.

Ubuntu Quickly - NEWLUG - July 2012

Ubuntu Quickly is an excellent application development platform for Ubuntu Linux. Recently, Tim Bolz gave a presentation on Quickly to NEWLUG. The video is here:
The slides that Tim used are also available:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Opening up retro cartridges without special tools

I was getting quite frustrated with my old Sega Genesis carts until I found this video.  It was quite helpful in helping me get them open.

Monday, July 2, 2012

NEWLUG - June meeting video - Linux Games

Here is the video from June's NEWLUG (NorthEast Wisconsin Linux Users Group) meeting. The subject was "Linux Games".
Here are the slides that go along with the Linux Games presentation:

There was also a brief "Command of the Month" talk, so we separated that into a separate video.