After spending considerable time recently working on a fairly simple iOS app using Titanium Appcelerator I have come to the conclusion that I am never going to use it again if I can avoid it. The app size isn’t too much of a problem, but the fact that even this simple app crashes on startup […]
I’ve been playing with circuits.io and have decided to order a couple and see how it goes 🙂 Hopefully they should be here in a few days/weeks.
I saw this last night, and can’t wait to try it out. http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/apthomas/SquishyCircuits/howTo.htm It would be cool if there was a nice way to make a cake that was conductive, and yet still edible….
I have been looking for this video for ages! http://blip.tv/tucs-tech-talks/an-illustrated-history-of-failure-2729174 I saw it some time ago and it was amazing. The content is great, but more importantly it show how to give a presentation using powerpoint that actually works!
Well, that was fun… I spent quite a bit of time today beating my head against a “memory leak” only to remember that JRuby + Rails + Development mode = very leaky. Switch to production mode and the problem goes away. A simple little Rails app with one controller and one model is all that […]
After quite some time I finally have some code that seems to decompress the message data returned from Windows Live via the DeltaSync protocol. The code is AWFUL, but the results are looking pretty good. X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MTtTQ0w9MA== X-Message-Status: n:0 X-SID-PRA: Daniel Parnell <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Message-Info: JGTYoYF78jHVrAq/T4xfKLLpTvwPwE0t6g/vyq6tyzbqln5iNnXwcSMg41wQCSulCxd5N8UB57Lq6un/ug7i0YsGX30yo+pm Received: from randymail-a4.g.dreamhost.com ([184.108.40.206]) by bay0-mc8-f11.bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2668); Thu, […]
After a couple of false starts with dead voltage regulators, Bob (my daughter named it) the PIC based ethernet device lives in a more permanent incarnation. Bob is made from bits and pieces I had around the place (I now have several very dead network hubs). The budget for the project was zero 😉 My […]
I’ve been really busy recently and have not had much time to work on my side projects. One that I’ve been working on off and on for some time is a networked PIC micro-controller. This morning I finally got it responding to ICMP echo request (ping) 🙂 The next thing I need to do is […]
Today I found out that an application I built for the iPhone has become available on the iTunes store. It’s a simple little app to estimate electricity bills for a household. Check it out on the iTunes store via the following link 🙂 AGL Energy Efficiency I’ve also been working on the Windows Live Mail compression code some more and have gotten some good results. Below in an example of what I’m getting X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MTtTQ0w9MA== X-Message-Status: n:0 X-SID-PRA: Daniel Parnell […]
OH NO! I’ve used up all of my download limit for the month and have been throttled down to 64kb/s. It’s like being back on dialup again 🙁 Admittedly it is all my own fault. As you can see from the chart above there was a period of sustained download earlier this month when I was […]