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tthurman

Onwards and upwards

2011-03-18 20:24 UTC  by  tthurman
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I think I'd like a new challenge. If anyone out there could make good use of a creative C/GTK/C++/Qt/object Perl/Python hacker based in Philadelphia with the ability to work in the US and EU, they can find my resume/CV at http://is.gd/thurman.

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tthurman

Onwards and upwards

2011-03-18 20:24 UTC  by  tthurman
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I think I'd like a new challenge. If anyone out there could make good use of a creative C/GTK/C++/Qt/object Perl/Python hacker based in Philadelphia with the ability to work in the US and EU, they can find my resume/CV at http://is.gd/thurman.

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imgur upload

2011-01-30 19:19 UTC  by  tthurman
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Anyone fancy beta-testing imgur upload for Maemo? Let me know how you get on.

Deb: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~tthurman/imgur/tmp/imgur_0.50-1_armel.deb

Source: https://github.com/tthurman/imgur-integration

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Instructions are included.

Update: Now in extras-testing.

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imgur upload

2011-01-30 19:19 UTC  by  tthurman
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Anyone fancy beta-testing imgur upload for Maemo? Let me know how you get on.

Deb: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~tthurman/imgur/tmp/imgur_0.50-1_armel.deb

Source: https://github.com/tthurman/imgur-integration

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Instructions are included.

Update: Now in extras-testing.

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2011-01-29

2011-01-30 04:02 UTC  by  tthurman
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I spent perhaps too much of today coding. I didn't really mean to spend quite that long on it, though it was a lot of fun. Will Thompson's help fixing DBus problems was invaluable. Version 0.50 of imgur integration will be coming to a Maemo repository near you soon:



Later, since it's my birthday tomorrow, we went out for a curry. It was pretty good, but rather mild. I was amused that the people at the next table to us were clearly English as well. Then we went to the bookshop, came home, and had some coffee. A pretty good day, all told.

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2011-01-29

2011-01-30 04:02 UTC  by  tthurman
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I spent perhaps too much of today coding. I didn't really mean to spend quite that long on it, though it was a lot of fun. Will Thompson's help fixing DBus problems was invaluable. Version 0.50 of imgur integration will be coming to a Maemo repository near you soon:



Later, since it's my birthday tomorrow, we went out for a curry. It was pretty good, but rather mild. I was amused that the people at the next table to us were clearly English as well. Then we went to the bookshop, came home, and had some coffee. A pretty good day, all told.

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Maemo rfk still going

2011-01-26 01:19 UTC  by  tthurman
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This morning I finally got around to testing the rewritten MeeGo version of robotfindskitten on the N900. It works passably well:

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You see that the text is missing.

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There are a few other things wrong (we need to use Maemo banners, not dialogue boxes; the vibration at the end needs reimplementing) but I think it will be good to go in a week or so of snatched moments here and there. If you'd like to test, let me know.

(I'm thinking of making the title page dark grey, and losing the text across the top, to look more Maemo-like than MeeGo-like.)

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Maemo rfk still going

2011-01-26 01:19 UTC  by  tthurman
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This morning I finally got around to testing the rewritten MeeGo version of robotfindskitten on the N900. It works passably well:

Screenshot

You see that the text is missing.

Screenshot

There are a few other things wrong (we need to use Maemo banners, not dialogue boxes; the vibration at the end needs reimplementing) but I think it will be good to go in a week or so of snatched moments here and there. If you'd like to test, let me know.

(I'm thinking of making the title page dark grey, and losing the text across the top, to look more Maemo-like than MeeGo-like.)

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Software we'd like to see: contacts and Tracker

2011-01-25 18:08 UTC  by  tthurman
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Every contact database program I know has a "nickname" field. Today I was thinking that I use the same values in that field for EXIF tags, and what I'd like to see is a plugin (or better, to see it coming out of the box) with a button on each person's contact record. The button would query Tracker, and then launch gthumb or the local equivalent to show images of that person. The button would not display if there were no such images.

Something like this (on Maemo, though the principle is the same for GNOME):

Mockup

(It's interesting to consider whether the plugin should assemble the list and then pass it to gthumb, or whether gthumb should be extended so that it can be passed a switch to display all pictures known to Tracker with a given tag.)

Of course, Tracker also tracks things other than images, so you could also have buttons for wordprocessor documents, emails, and so on. I could do this (in a while, when I have some time); would any of you want it?

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Software we'd like to see: contacts and Tracker

2011-01-25 18:08 UTC  by  tthurman
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Every contact database program I know has a "nickname" field. Today I was thinking that I use the same values in that field for EXIF tags, and what I'd like to see is a plugin (or better, to see it coming out of the box) with a button on each person's contact record. The button would query Tracker, and then launch gthumb or the local equivalent to show images of that person. The button would not display if there were no such images.

Something like this (on Maemo, though the principle is the same for GNOME):

Mockup

(It's interesting to consider whether the plugin should assemble the list and then pass it to gthumb, or whether gthumb should be extended so that it can be passed a switch to display all pictures known to Tracker with a given tag.)

Of course, Tracker also tracks things other than images, so you could also have buttons for wordprocessor documents, emails, and so on. I could do this (in a while, when I have some time); would any of you want it?

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imgur: Post to web

2011-01-16 17:17 UTC  by  tthurman
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I have had this sitting half-written in my projects directory for far too long, so I present: Imgur Integration version 0.20. imgur.com is a website which allows you to host arbitrary images without creating an account. This program includes a DBus service which allows posting of images to imgur.com, a command-line interface to the DBus service, and an Eye of Gnome plugin to do the same. It is not an official client, but I have talked to the imgur admins and they are happy about its existence.

So when you open a picture, you have a menu option that uploads it and opens a browser at the right page, with no configuration, thus:

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You have to turn on the plugin in eog after installation (Edit > Preferences > Plugins > Post to imgur.com). If I package this, I may make it turn on automatically, since it's a little hard to find this.

As originally conceived, it would have also allowed you to use libsocialweb to tweet/dent the resulting URL. I took this out for now because libsocialweb also has API to post pictures, and I wasn't sure how best to do it. There is still a rather useless dependency on libsocialweb. Sorry about that.

eog seems not to look in /usr/local/share/eog/plugins, only /usr/share/eog/plugins. You may therefore have to set --prefix appropriately, or simply copy the files from /usr/local to /usr by hand after installation. Sorry about that, too.

There was a partially-written libsharing plugin for Maemo which used the imgur DBus service, but it's not finished. It could be finished, if people would like it.

Other thoughts on how the program could develop are in the README. You can download the program or look at the source control. This is quite a rough draft. Patches and suggestions are, as always, welcome.

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tthurman

imgur: Post to web

2011-01-16 17:17 UTC  by  tthurman
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I have had this sitting half-written in my projects directory for far too long, so I present: Imgur Integration version 0.20. imgur.com is a website which allows you to host arbitrary images without creating an account. This program includes a DBus service which allows posting of images to imgur.com, a command-line interface to the DBus service, and an Eye of Gnome plugin to do the same. It is not an official client, but I have talked to the imgur admins and they are happy about its existence.

So when you open a picture, you have a menu option that uploads it and opens a browser at the right page, with no configuration, thus:

screenshot

You have to turn on the plugin in eog after installation (Edit > Preferences > Plugins > Post to imgur.com). If I package this, I may make it turn on automatically, since it's a little hard to find this.

As originally conceived, it would have also allowed you to use libsocialweb to tweet/dent the resulting URL. I took this out for now because libsocialweb also has API to post pictures, and I wasn't sure how best to do it. There is still a rather useless dependency on libsocialweb. Sorry about that.

eog seems not to look in /usr/local/share/eog/plugins, only /usr/share/eog/plugins. You may therefore have to set --prefix appropriately, or simply copy the files from /usr/local to /usr by hand after installation. Sorry about that, too.

There was a partially-written libsharing plugin for Maemo which used the imgur DBus service, but it's not finished. It could be finished, if people would like it.

Other thoughts on how the program could develop are in the README. You can download the program or look at the source control. This is quite a rough draft. Patches and suggestions are, as always, welcome.

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