Right now there’s very few details about Google Glass. If you’re like me this is mega frustrating if you’re thinking about coding stuff for it.
A few people have already done unboxings, some social celebrities on Google+ are actively raving about it, but really not giving much away!
So what are our hopes for Google Glass? How do we want it to work?
Here are some of my Google Glass hopes and musings:
1. I really hope the ‘audio trigger’ can be changed from “Ok Glass,”.
2. I hope it will be accessible to most people, this means it needs to be around £200 or cheaper.
3. Is it viewable in low light conditions?
4. Can I hook into its ‘sensors’ or shall I continue with my own Wearable API.
Whilst working on some Shoutcast scripts, I thought it would be cool to grab the album art of the current playing song to display. I googled for services, but none seemed suitable. (If you know of one, please leave a comment below.)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: a new WordPress release is available and chock-full of goodies to delight bloggers and developers alike. We’re calling this one “Elvin” in honor of drummer Elvin Jones, who played with John Coltrane in addition to many others.
For details in full click here. I’ll be posting any new bits that I find useful shortly!
The Prize Bundle
Starting today, our Christmas competition will give you the chance to win over £1700 of kit to help you start the New Year with a fantastic new home office set up!
One lucky winner will receive:
A 21.5 inch iMac
A set of Bose speakers
A 2TB Time Capsule
A desktop gadget from Firebox.com
A free VPS for the entire year!
How to Enter
To enter the competition, all you have to do is complete any or all of the tasks below. Each task is worth a different number of entries, and some can be completed once per day, so keep checking back throughout December to add more entries into the pot and increase your chances of winning.
Last weekend I attended WordCamp UK Edinburgh 2012 which is a conference for WordPress users & developers alike. The past 2 I have attended have been in great venues and this years was no exception; in the historic and lively city of Edinburgh.
The weekend boasted a great selection of talks aimed at beginners & developers and was a great mix provided on a split track setup.
The attendance was great with seemingly more people arriving throughout the weekend.
Social events were well planned, well attended and all in all a great success! As an added bonus the weather held up too, so no walking back to the hotel in the rain!
Again, I got a great amount out of this years WordCamp UK Edinburgh, and judging by the last session of the weekend, lots of other people did too!
It was great to catch up with people that I’d met on previous WordCamps and also meet some talented new people to hopefully work on some up-and-coming projects with!
Id like to thank all the people who helped organise yet another great WordCamp UK!
This is a quick write up on my Hackintosh experiences. [SUCCESS]
My computing choices and views have started to change recently. Since having the Macbook pro, I’ve become increasingly dis-satisfied with my Windows & Linux desktop operating systems. (Don’t get me wrong, Debian still is my main server choice!)
I was fed up with slowness, poor hardware support & broken updates. What I needed was desktop OS that is tested with specific hardware to make sure that everything is compatible, fast and works with minimum fuss.
Apple computers fit that bracket, but they have one major downfall – the cost! I simply cannot afford an Apple system (preferably an Apple Pro – they start at £2041 without a monitor!!)
There is another option to gain an Apple system for lower cost – a Hackintosh. This is the method of installing Apples operating system on standard PC hardware.
I chose to go the hackintosh route, to see if my hardware would work and I could get OSX (Lion) booted and working.
I followed an excellent guide here to create a bootable USB Lion install disk. In fact that www.tonymacx86.com site has a wealth of resources that any hackintosh fan should digest!
So after a lot of learning I have created an OSX Lion hackintosh system on the following hardware:
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard (Socket 775) Link
As a continuing project I always love playing with virtulisation. This is some notes for installing and configuring KVM on Debian. Its mainly for my own reference, but if you find it useful please leave a comment!
1. Create a Debian ‘base system’ and fully update it. I use Debian stable, and a minimal install.
Hardware Requirements for KVM
KVM works best if your processor supports virtulisation extensions. It WILL still work if you dont, but dont expect any decent performance! Installations of virtual hosts are sometimes painfully slow without this!