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I’m addicted to information

By Doug GaffOver this lovely holiday break, I have decided to catch up on {everything}. Starting next year off with a clean to do list seems like a good idea. Before I left work for the holidays, I managed to get my inbox down to 3 or 4 items. (If you think you're one of those 3, you'd better remind…

Fun with FEEDJIT

By Doug Schaefer I'm not sure if you noticed, or are reading this blog from one of the syndication sites it gets copied too (like Planet Eclipse, or the Wind River Blog Network). But if you check back to the original site and scroll down a bit, you'll see a new panel called the FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed. I know…

Fun with my little VIA console

By Doug Schaefer At the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose this year they handed out little VIA embedded EPIA systems to the attendees. I'm not sure everyone got one, but I was thrilled. It has a embedded VIA processor with a chipset that includes Unichrome 3D graphics, and also include a hard drive, ethernet, VGA, four USB ports, and…

Dell E6500 – good hardware, but lots of software problems

By Doug GaffI recently found myself in the market for a new home computer. I have a D820 at work, which has been working fine for a while now that I'm past the Vista pre-SP1 headaches, so I decided to look at the new Dell Latitude E series. The E series is the next generation business line, and the hardware…

You want to see a busy mailing list?

By Doug Schaefer Just check here: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2008-11/threads.htmlI was looking to see when qemu, a very cool virtual machine for many hosts and many target CPU architectures, was going to come out with a new release. As part of that, I was checking to see if it was under active development. Well, with 55 e-mails on November 13'th when I looked,…

Now that’s small.

By Doug Schaefer Just ran into this article on LinuxDevices.com. It talks about a tiny computer that looks like this:That's all there is to it. This ethernet jack has an ARM9 processor in it with 8 MB RAM, 4 MB Flash, and some interfaces that you can hook up electronic devices to. The idea is to add network connectivity to…

Design like you’ll be there in 10 years

By Doug Schaefer I probably blogged about this a long time ago. I remember watching the news conference for the landing of the Mars Spirit rover. I had watched the landing live over the web and remember the jubilation of the team members as they received the first signal alerting to the safe landing. At the news conference one of…

Fun with RSE

By Doug Schaefer I love my home office setup. I still have an @work office that I go to, but with an Autistic son who's home schooled, I never know when I need to work at home for a day or two so it's good to have something setup so I can continue working when I do. In the office,…

I am not a Web Designer

By Doug Gaff I always feel out of my element when I have to design a webpage. Sure, I can use an HTML editor just as good as the next person, but designing site usability and flow is another matter. Recently I came across an inexpensive product called Mockups, which as its name suggests is a mockup program for designing…

What would I do without CDT

By Doug Schaefer While waiting for my VOBs to sync from Salburg to Ottawa, I thought I'd poke around qemu to figure out exactly what I would need to do to add a PCI device. Apparently, there's very little, if any, documentation on how to do that. And I even saw one response to a similar query that told the…