- August 25th, 2011
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Archive for the ‘Coding’ Category
Recently I’ve been using GDB to debug an application and wanted to use DDD for a better experience (no I’m not interested in using Eclipse). I ran into some dependency issues on a pretty basic RedHat 5.4 box and I wanted to share them with you.
In a recent report by Marketplace, it was reported that the city of Boston’s MBTA recently released a public, web-based service interface to allow anyone to find out transit information and the location of city buses. I listened to that report and thought, “If I could do that in Phoenix, I’d probably ride the bus more often.” And I bet I’m not the only person who has had the same thought.
So I expressed my thoughts to Phoenix Valley Metro in the hopes that they might listen.
I’ve had the NC10 netbook now for about a month now. I’ll some up what I’ve done so far since my last post.
I really do like the NC10 and Christine really gets a kick out of how responsive and handy it has become. It takes up very little space and tucks away neatly out of site in our living room.
My goal now, as I mentioned above, is to customize the interface a little more. I’ll setup the email client and browser. I’ll configure a media player to connect to my content server and make sure I can play music and movies.
At some point I think I’ll write an application that will let me selectively sync my NC10 with the media server and it will allow me to have only the media I want on the NC10. So if I want to watch Iron Man and Charlie Wilson’s War on my next trip, but I don’t want to watch Super Troopers again, it will remove the old movie and sync up with the newer ones.
I think I’ll also want to add a photomanager… maybe Picasa or something similar. And my Sansa utilities… yeah, that all sounds about right.
I discovered that having desktop effects enabled in Ubuntu was causing the focus issues in Netbook Remix. After disabling this everything works great!
I recently picked up an NC10 Netbook. It’s a sort of 30th B-day present to myself. I’ve wanted a small laptop to tote around on trips or to a relative’s house to help them setup/debug their home networks. I’d like to have the ease of taking the device to business meetings and pitches without having to worry about lugging around a big briefcase. Simple is better.