Musings about things that interest a "Geezer Gadget Geek" who also happens to enjoy some of the finer things in life that liberty in a free country makes possible.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

LINUX - Stand Up and Be Counted!

I've been a Linux user since November, 1996 and am a huge fan of other Open Source software as well. No surprise there, eh? Well, here is an opportunity for Linux users to stand up and be counted. Visit this website and fill out all of the information that you can in order to join up and provide the advocates of Linux useful information on who and where we are...

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Linux is my preferred operating system on many of my computers - Red Hat on my work server, Ubuntu on most of my workstation machines, Android on my cell-phone, etc. As a programmer and a writer, I find that the platform is GREAT because there is so much that can be learned from studying the code that other programmers have written. I encourage anyone who wants to become a better programmer to download, install, modify, and play with the Linux source code - you'll learn a lot and have a boatload of fun doing so!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Lovely Spring Day!

All of the Windows are open on this lovely day. The temperature in Hillsboro is 72 degrees and the winds are gusting around 20 MPH. The sky is blue and I'm loving it!

This is the first blog entry using my T-Mobile G1 as the input device. There is so much to love about this machine. It's keyboard isn't bad, but it still can't compare to the ease and comfort of the Treo 755P. That, and the camera are my only complaints about the device. With the Innocell battery, battery life is a non-issue now.

But what really impresses me about the machine's hardware is the rugged construction of it and the vast array of sensory devices built-in.

There are several distinct radios -- cellular service, bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS. The GPS is the real GPS too - not some cell-tower triangulation trickery - it actually gets its positional fix from the GPS satellites.

Throw in an accelerometer, a magnetic compass, the touch screen interface, and here is a machine with a stunning array of useful hardware. Have I forgotten anything?

Also, the fact that the device contains a SOC ("System On a Chip") with dual core ARM9 and ARM11 processors, there's some serious processing power in there! I look forward to finishing up my zForth for Android project to add some more real power into this platform that already has unlimited potential.

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Hillsboro, Missouri, United States

I am a netizen of the world. I enjoy fresh air, fine wines, rural scenery, classical music, eBooks, and interacting with the other netizens of the world.

I look forward every day to waking up, writing code, and learning new things.