I finally had a bit of time to relax and write some code for fun (for a change!)
Problem: I have a WP8 Phone. The DriveNow (car sharing) website uses Google maps which are purposefully broken on IE10/WP8, and there’s no mobile site or app for WP8
Solution: I mashed up their (non-public but easy) JSON API with the Nokia MH5 mobile app/map api to make this:
I’ve picked up the cat and the wife and moved to Germany!
It’s been quite stressful, but I think overall the move will pan out and be beneficial moving forward.
Or maybe, computers are bad at time. Anyway, this is something I ran into a *lot* working for a physical access control company.
This weekend, the server was supposed to move datacenters. Instead, it ended up moving brains. Upside: More power, more memory, everyone is happy.
Downside: All the file permissions got trashed.
I’m doing what I can to fix them. Shoot me an email(@kraln.com) if you have specific problems.
I designed the hardware for the 2012 Notacon (Notacon 9) badge. It looks really cool, I’ll post the design when I can.
For anyone who is trying to install the software for the Freescale Symphony SoundBite DSP kit, and is running into strange eclipse issues, the version of eclipse they ship with (3.2.2) desires the 32bit version of java 5.0.
If you install it to C:\Symphony-Studio\eclipse\jre, all will work.
I find that it’s important to keep your skillsets relevant. In the embedded world, things don’t move overnight, but they certainly move. To that end, today I purchased a DSP Eval board from Freescale. Why? I’ve never touched a DSP before in my life, and I want to play with it. I think it will be fun, but more importantly, it’ll yield important experience with a growing segment of the embedded market.