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Forum: Applications 2016-09-22, 22:38
Replies: 261
Views: 76,318
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Announce] Orecchiette - an all-purpose audio recording app

I have to admit, I've not been using my N900 for phone calls for quite a while now. :( But it might not be too hard to add an option like this...

Let me take a look. No promises though, as I've...
Forum: Competitors 2016-08-01, 14:42
Replies: 30
Views: 11,878
Posted By Copernicus
Re: For the Budget minded : The C.H.I.P. now is open for preorder Nov. 30th! woo-hoo!

Yup; it was a better buy back when it was $49. ;)



Yes! This is a hacker's toy, built by hardware hackers for hardware hackers. :) But one of the main attractions for me is the modularity...
Forum: Competitors 2016-08-01, 12:14
Replies: 30
Views: 11,878
Posted By Copernicus
Re: For the Budget minded : The C.H.I.P. now is open for preorder Nov. 30th! woo-hoo!

Hmm. Not "usable" in the way folks on this forum would normally describe it. :) Let's see...

-- This device ships with Debian Linux. If you order a PocketCHIP, it includes a "GUI" that shows...
Forum: Applications 2016-07-19, 22:43
Replies: 1,391
Views: 348,719
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Announce] Pierogi - a universal infrared remote control app

Ah, well, the document I'd read (although extremely weak on specifics, sadly) seemed to indicate that the B&O protocol demanded that there never be a consecutive pair of 0s or of 1s. But I don't...
Forum: Applications 2016-07-19, 19:47
Replies: 1,391
Views: 348,719
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Announce] Pierogi - a universal infrared remote control app

Interesting! Let me take another look at my info; I'd thought that while you'd never get a 1 or a 0 twice in a row, the "same as previous bit" value would be sent as many times as necessary to get...
Forum: Applications 2016-07-15, 13:10
Replies: 1,391
Views: 348,719
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Announce] Pierogi - a universal infrared remote control app

Yup, I've been picking away at B&O for a while now. :) I did manage to find a much better description for their protocol since I wrote that post, so I _should_ have a better shot at getting a...
Forum: Applications 2016-07-14, 22:36
Replies: 1,391
Views: 348,719
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Announce] Pierogi - a universal infrared remote control app

Man, B&O strives to make the life of a universal IR control coder hard. :) There are a handful of popular ways to encode data in IR out there; protocols by NEC and by Philips tend to be the most...
Forum: Development 2016-07-14, 18:34
Replies: 18
Views: 4,716
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Discussion] Rejuvenating Maemo with DebiaN900

Hmm. I guess, honestly, I don't have much interest in modifying the OS on my existing N900s. I like Maemo as it is; moreover, given that no new N900s are being made (and haven't been for, what, 5...
Forum: Development 2016-07-14, 14:26
Replies: 18
Views: 4,716
Posted By Copernicus
Re: [Discussion] Rejuvenating Maemo with DebiaN900

Here's a question: would it be possible to cobble together a Maemo-like interface for the PocketCHIP (https://getchip.com/pages/pocketchip)? I just received one of these wonderful little handheld...
Forum: Buy & Sell 2016-07-12, 12:22
Replies: 60
Views: 13,164
Posted By Copernicus
Re: Jolla Tablets on ebay

Yup. And a very large amount of all development on closed software comes from the open-source world. See Android, OS X, iOS, etc. ;)
Forum: Buy & Sell 2016-07-12, 02:06
Replies: 60
Views: 13,164
Posted By Copernicus
Re: Jolla Tablets on ebay

Yeah, can't argue with that. Jobs was the man behind the Mac, which really defined Apple as the ease-of-use champion (as well as the totally-closed-hardware guys). Apple floundered without him, got...
Forum: Buy & Sell 2016-07-12, 00:59
Replies: 60
Views: 13,164
Posted By Copernicus
Re: Jolla Tablets on ebay

Aha! You know, I constantly miss the forest for the trees these days, but this comment brought to mind the overall issue at play here:

We're living in a world divided radically between Order and...
Forum: Buy & Sell 2016-07-11, 23:31
Replies: 60
Views: 13,164
Posted By Copernicus
Re: Jolla Tablets on ebay

Ok, I know I shouldn't, but I'm gonna do it anyway: It sounds to me like your livelihood requires features that are currently 100% owned by Apple or Google. Software locked inside walled-garden...
Forum: Competitors 2016-07-11, 21:55
Replies: 30
Views: 11,878
Posted By Copernicus
Re: For the Budget minded : The C.H.I.P. now is open for preorder Nov. 30th! woo-hoo!

Hey, finally got my PocketCHIP! Well, it's a cheap single-board computer housed inside a cheap portable container with a cheap low-res screen attached. But it's surprisingly sturdy! And it's just...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-28, 15:40
Replies: 624
Views: 134,967
Posted By Copernicus
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

Ok, I'll bite. :) What is the best option?
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-28, 11:17
Replies: 164
Views: 51,682
Posted By Copernicus
Re: Whoa...windoze pulls a dandy...

I think that one of the many reasons a company will settle "out of court" is that it doesn't create a precedent (as it was resolved without the court deciding anything). :) Still, maybe there is...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-27, 16:45
Replies: 624
Views: 134,967
Posted By Copernicus
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

Well, ok, you can use a compatible stylus. :) I'm just saying you can't get the fine resolution just by using your finger...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-27, 15:45
Replies: 624
Views: 134,967
Posted By Copernicus
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

Yes! The Samsung Note series improves the standard capacitive screen by adding a Wacom digitizer to it. Now, I haven't actually used a Note myself, but my understanding is that to use the...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-27, 14:00
Replies: 624
Views: 134,967
Posted By Copernicus
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

Well, yes, a fingertip on a resistive screen is just as inaccurate as a fingertip on a capacitive screen. Not much you can do about that.

It is true that you need to actually press down on a...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-27, 13:10
Replies: 624
Views: 134,967
Posted By Copernicus
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

Nope, the N900 had 800x480 resolution in a 3.5 inch display (267 ppi), very good for its day, and with a stylus you could select a spot within just a few pixels without trouble. The key is that a...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-27, 12:52
Replies: 624
Views: 134,967
Posted By Copernicus
Re: What's the best Handheld gnu/linux machine for 2016?

Probably because the N900 had a fabulous resistive touchscreen, accurate and able to detect the amount of force being pressed against the screen. The accuracy allowed users to target extremely small...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-22, 10:53
Replies: 30
Views: 11,878
Posted By Copernicus
Re: For the Budget minded : The C.H.I.P. now is open for preorder Nov. 30th! woo-hoo!

Well, it turns out that some Maemo software is already showing up on the PocketCHIP. One of the devs says that they are using vala-terminal...
Forum: Applications 2016-06-20, 04:23
Replies: 599
Views: 117,359
Posted By Copernicus
Re: FeedingIt - RSS Reader

I don't know if you can call it a decent RSS reader, but I'm starting to play around with Linguine (http://jpietrzak8.github.io/Linguine/) again. Right now it only runs on the N900, though, and it...
Forum: Competitors 2016-06-16, 21:39
Replies: 30
Views: 11,878
Posted By Copernicus
Re: For the Budget minded : The C.H.I.P. now is open for preorder Nov. 30th! woo-hoo!

Hey, just got a heads-up that the CHIP is about to ship. Bare CHIPs should start appearing by around the beginning of July, and probably will take at least a month to ship the entire batch of...
Forum: Nokia N900 2016-06-03, 17:12
Replies: 38
Views: 15,743
Posted By Copernicus
Re: Getting batteries for N900 in 2016?

Here in the US, I can find lots of batteries marked as "original Nokia", but I'm not sure I believe them. A couple of years ago I got one off of Amazon with an official-looking hologram, but it fit...
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