I had toyed with the idea for a while, and even written a post some time ago suggesting that my next phone would like be an Android one. A couple of weeks ago my n900 decided to stop booting at all, and I had to send it away for repair. While it was away I…
A couple of weeks ago Kat and I went to Cyprus for a week.Just as we were really getting in to the holiday, something kinda crazy happened. A volcano erupted thousands of miles away in Iceland.
It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Nokia phones. Every mobile I’ve ever owned has been a Nokia, for over a decade no other manufacturer has come close when I’ve looked for my next phone.
The last week has seen some interesting progress for the n900. Firstly it was great to see phototranslator finally being availiable in extras-devel. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about having lost patience waiting and played with OCR myself.
This week I decided to spend some time playing with something a little different on my n900. Namely optical character recognition. This was inspired by a demo by Cybercomchannel called phototranslator.
I plugged in my n900 as it was on it’s very last gasps of power. Only to discover that it did not register any charge. I previously noted an issue with this charger when I’d completely run out of charge and found that whilst it did register charge nothing became responsive until I plugged it…
This is the post I wish existed when I was looking for how to do this simple thing. I spent hours reading around trying to figure out how to show my app is busy, but to no avail.
Last week I finally got around to downgrading my laptop from karmic to jaunty.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago a little teaser about writing a custom cell renderer. When I first started witter, I found that a treeview was the obvious way to display tweets. And the available cell renderer was CellRendererText. which took care of the basics. However it didn’t look terribly ‘pretty’
Once I got witter to the point that it had multiple views, I immediately wanted to have a nice way to switch between those views. In the first instance I just used buttons which have the advantage of being able to go direct to the view you want, but at the cost of screen space…