Submitted by Ian on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:00
Installed NexusBeam 4.1.0 last night on my Nexus S. ICS is pretty fantastic so far.
-Tiny interface tweaks like smooth fades
-Attractive spell check under-lining in most text input fields
-Screen orientation rotation effect (Thanks to iOS for forcing Android people to up their UI game)
-"My Contact Card" concept in People app. I can't believe this took so long
-Settings App sucks a lot less
Submitted by Ian on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 12:00
This post is just to give some back story to the original needs of this module because I think it may help someone reading the documentation and asking "how can this help me?" while being a bit more anecdotal and less technical than the documentation. I will go in to more detail about the module design and usage in coming posts, so don't feel bad if you don't read this. :)
Submitted by Ian on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 13:57
This past Monday morning was great; I came back to work after an extended vacation and I installed Linux Mint 12 on my T510.
I am a heavy user of workspaces to keep my work and my mind organized. I like knowing that Thunderbird is a quick (CTRL+ALT+RIGHT)*2 away but that it will not distract me while in a coffee-induced ADHD-like state. For reasons like this, I feel offended and alienated by changes to my workspaces! I felt like I was being asked to lose functionality for the sake of new users and the tablet experience.
Submitted by Ian on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 01:35
Submitted by Ian on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 13:07
So, I'm selling my first acoustic guitar to make room for my new Taylor 514. We recorded If Only You Were Dead, I'd Be Happy on the Jolly Rogers album with this guitar back in 2004. It has served me well, but it is time to make room for my absolutely gorgeous Taylor 514CE.
Submitted by Ian on Sun, 06/05/2011 - 23:04
I bought a new digital recorder, the Zoom H4, to record dialogue and sound effects this weekend for the Hamilton 24 Hour Film Festival. I also rented an Audio Technica AT8015, which was recommended by the recording guy at Long & McQuade. I could write a whole entry about filming last night. Maybe I will later once our 5-minute film has screened in front of audiences.
Submitted by Ian on Sun, 01/02/2011 - 00:46
Ergonomics and cleaning are very dull topics, I apologise in advance.
A pot of coffee consumed after five p.m. and the need to improve the ergonomics of my work space have lead me to cleaning my closet, recycling ten pounds of paper and plastic and moving my filing cabinet. I will now begin the Great Desk Lowering of Twenty Eleven.
Submitted by Ian on Sat, 01/01/2011 - 14:00
Oh Triangle (the fish is named Triangle), why did you die? I am not terribly emotionally attached to you, as you have no fur or personality, but I feel sad for you partner Slag-a-thor whom you have left behind.
I woke up this morning and you were floating upside down, how sad.
The positive side of this is that you will no longer have any baby fish that I will have to take care of.
Am I heartless?
Submitted by Ian on Wed, 12/29/2010 - 12:03
This theme still needs some work.
The default display of image attachments to pages and blog posts needs some prettying up. Is it time to switch to a WYSIWYG editor with better inline image support? I think so!
There is certainly some appeal of Wordpress for blogging over Drupal. Drupal has a sparse, developers-only feel to a default installation. The media uploading system included by default with Wordpress is quite attractive, if a little confusing to new users.
Submitted by Ian on Sun, 12/19/2010 - 17:03
I will be playing around with the theme of this site over the next while. Thanks to Git, visitors won't be forced to sit through the design change process. I have grown to love Git since working on my GSoC project last summer, gradually beginning to track everything at work as well as my little projects.