Jan 29

The Maemo community is organizing a dinner during Fosdem (probably Saturday night), if you have plans to attend Fosdem conference, feel free to add your name to the attendees table, and let us know if your are interested in the Maemo dinner and what are your prefered night(s).

We also need some help of people from Brussels or nearby, in order to find a central place with fair prices to host the Maemo dinner, suggestions ?? All the help is appreciated :)  .

Jan 25

Some people are asking in ITT and in the IRC about Mer performance on the tablets, so here are a video of Mer 0.6 running on the external card of my n810.


Jan 24


Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s HCI Institute have developed a new input technology that allows mobile devices to use surfaces they rest on, like tables, for gestural finger input. This is achieved with some clever acoustic tricks, basically taking advantage of high frequency sound propagation through dense materials. In the video above they highlights some cool applications, such as controlling an MP3 player by scratching on a wall and muting a cell phone by scratching on a table. More details available in this paper and in the authors website .

Jan 10

A fellow named Rodrigo Braz Monteiro posted this list comparing each programming language to a religion, go ahead and see if your favorite programming language match your religion :) .

Some of my favorite:

C would be Judaism – it’s old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar with its laws and respects them. The catch is, you can’t convert into it – you’re either into it from the start, or you will think that it’s insanity. Also, when things go wrong, many people are willing to blame the problems of the world on it.

Java would be Fundamentalist Christianity – it’s theoretically based on C, but it voids so many of the old laws that it doesn’t feel like the original at all. Instead, it adds its own set of rigid rules, which its followers believe to be far superior to the original. Not only are they certain that it’s the best language in the world, but they’re willing to burn those who disagree at the stake.

Python would be Humanism: It’s simple, unrestrictive, and all you need to follow it is common sense. Many of the followers claim to feel relieved from all the burden imposed by other languages, and that they have rediscovered the joy of programming. There are some who say that it is a form of pseudo-code.

Jan 8

palm pre

Palm announced today at CES the new Palm Pre phone and a new operating system, the WebOS.

The interesting thing about this new OS, is according to the company that anyone who knows CSS, HTML and XML will be able to develop for the OS without having to learn any new languages, sounds cool :), the WebOS is also Linux based.

Source Engadget.

Jan 8


Jan 6


DIY instructions here.