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Tyler Longwell

Jott!

2008-07-11 09:37 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Well, hello!








Recently, I began using Jott. It's amazing, first of all. Basically, it's super accurate speech to text from your cell phone. For free. That's right, it'll translate what you say and put it into an email, text message, or twitter/blogger/whatever and send it out automatically.

It can also read your favorite RSS feeds to you over your cell phone, again, for free. (You can now get RMUG through Jott! Check out the button on the right side of the site.)

I've been using it to call from my cell, then send an email to myself with any notes I might have. "Wow, Fernando Botero is at the Museum, maybe I should volunteer there again... Call and see."

Then, later, when I look at my tablet, it's flashing a deep blue. "Oh, I have a message." It's from me. Speech to text, there is my message to myself about that museum. Very, very nice.

And, since Jott has applications for the Blacberry and iPhone, I thought I'd write them about the tablets. This would make the N810 so. freaking. cool.

Hopefully they'll write me back and I'll post the scoop here. Until then, check out the site, sign up, and be amazed. (Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to RMUG so you can hear it over your phone!)

Until then, adieu!

Categories: awesomeness
Tyler Longwell

KDE 4 for Maemo (Again!)

2008-07-07 10:43 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello, hello!

Drizek at the iTT forums has let everyone know that KDE 4 runs on Maemo. Sweet.

A KDE dev (by the name of mkruisselbrink) has ported it to Maemo, and is even working on a way to have right click on a touchscreen alone. This guy is good.

Check out his post and the original article! Maemo and the tablets have been getting much more interesting over the past week. :D

Categories: KDE
Tyler Longwell

Debian for Everyone!

2008-07-06 23:58 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Greetings, everyone! More great news from iTT!

Now, earlier, I had told you guys about Debian for the Tablets, right? Well, now, everyone can install Debian with the click of a button. Just like that Android install ;)

All you do is install a deb, then run the installer from the Extras menu. Boom!

No partitioning, no command line, no worries. Your files on your tablet and memory cards stay completely intact! Nice! With Debian installed you of course get Firefox 3, Java, Open Office, Abiword, and IceWM. Pretty sweet, eh?

I don't want to steal Qole's (the genius who built this baby) thunder, so here it is: Easy Debian for Everyone!

Categories: awesomeness
Tyler Longwell

"Random Musings of a Useless Geek" Wordle

2008-07-03 08:31 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Yes, after I saw this post from Carlos, I just had to ;) I had no idea I mentioned Debian so so much!

Categories: Wordle
Tyler Longwell

Automatic Install for Android Applications!

2008-07-03 06:59 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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You see that? That is genius, my friend. That is some good ol' fashion magic worked at the hands of Penguinbait. Alright, so, what is that, really? That is an android application. Now, guess how I installed it?

I downloaded one file to my memory card. Then, started Android.

That's it.

Get it while it's hot! Automatic application installation! (Say that five times fast.)

Categories: awesomeness
Tyler Longwell

Android on the N810 Made Easy

2008-07-02 18:23 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Well hello, hello!

Another amazing feat by the master porter himself and the man who brought who you an "early" ;) Diablo, Penguinbait and Qwerty12. Google's Android is now as easy as installing an application. No command line. At all.

PB, Qwerty, we love you.

GET IT HERE WHILE IT'S HOT!

I've installed this little puppy and it's awesome. Touchscreen works. The browser is fully functional and pretty smooth. Maps, check. And, best of all, you can install more apps, although that may require a command line. This is an amazing step in the right direction.

In my almost-semi-professional opinion... Install now!

I still can't believe it was this easy to install! Thanks you guys!!! :D

Categories: awesomeness
Tyler Longwell

Debian On the N8X0

2008-05-31 11:22 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Yo!



More great news! Yes, lots lately, I know. All you N800 and N810 users now have an alternate OS to choose from. Debian. Yes, another member of ITT has brought the whole system to tablets. This comes complete with XFCE, Epiphany, and all the software in the Debian armel repositories. Which is a lot of stuff. That means Open Office, Gimp, and more. (That's how OO was running in an earlier post here.)

Oh, and did I mention you can run all those apps inside Maemo once they're installed, thanks to another mem? Nice, huh ;)

Just wanted to put it out there, get instruction for install and follow the progress here and Internet Tablet Talk!

Categories: OpenOffice.org
Tyler Longwell

So Close to Complete!

2008-05-19 19:45 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello, hello! More wonderful news from the trenches at iTT! It seems that more amazing software is coming from the community there than ever before. So, without further adieu, I present OpenOffice running natively on a Nokia Internet Tablet :-)



Pretty spiffy, eh? Debian has been released for the tablets, and hacker Qole has set about utilizing this amazing new port. The Debian guys are awesome, porting everything they can to the armel processor (the one in your tablet).

And, if you are wondering, this is not x forwarding. It is actually running on the tablet!



Oh, that is not the only thing you can install under Debian... How about GIMP? XFCE? IceWM? All there. And what can we say about the uber-devs who brought this?

You guys rock. Hard.



XFCE sure does look pretty on that nice 800x480 screen ;)

And I hear it really purrs, too.



Gimp, from Debian, inside Penguinbait's KDE port. So much awesomeness all around!

With all these new apps at out fingertips, the tablet is almost complete software-wise.

(That sentiment actually makes me smile.)

:)

Categories: KDE
Tyler Longwell

What Can Your Tablet Look Like?

2008-05-17 18:02 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Well, I recently took the liberty of changing my tablet's theme around. And now, I have decided to share some other's beautiful mods to show just how awesome the Nokia tablets can look. I have really gotten tired of reading about how horrid the UI is. It's not.

It's awesome.

Firstly, lets set the geek level to ten... Star trek, anyone?




Then, how bout a nice, darker touch?




Ah, some nice home applets a la' Khertan.




Oh-ho, what is that I see? Is that a mac? No~ That is a Nokia Internet Tablet running Basilisk with a rotated screen. And, is that also a Windows emulator... INSIDE a of a Mac emulator? (Soft Windows) Dear lord.




More custom icons, nice wallpaper.




KDE in action.




My tablet. Iconless and elegant.




Well, never knew your tablet could look like that, eh? If you like any, check out the thread with all the info you'll ever need: here.

Categories: Mods
Tyler Longwell

Diablo Escapes

2008-05-11 10:49 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello!



Yes. Some intrepid hackers at Internet Tablet Talk have done it. Diablo is officially on non-nokia people's tablets. I being one of them ;)



This is very far from release, but has some improvements. Most notably is that Diablo's flash player is much, much faster. Next would be an updated X-term, pretty nice.



Oh, and did I mention that it comes with two mail clients? Odd, but Modest is there.



There is also a development tool, but it allows the N8x0 to suspend to memory. NICE!




The Application Manager is also improved, you now get update alerts in the notification area.



What I'd really like to see though, is a new build of the browser engine. Still the same old code. But, I really do like this. Even though it may be months till it is released.

Great work guys! Uber-devs at Nokia are really doing some great stuff.

All these photos are Qwerty12's! He is the genius who got this working. Check out the updates at this thread. (You may need to skip to about page 21, though ;) That many posts!)

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

Bright Idea?

2008-04-27 09:28 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello, hello!



I can't believe we don't have one. Have what? you ask. An Ideastorm. That word just rolls of the the tongue, hn? ;-)

Dell and Ubuntu have established Ideastorms (Ubuntu = Brainstorm) and they have worked amazingly well, so there is proof of concept.





But, why would we as a maemo community need one? Simple: New, great ideas absolutely litter places like iTT, but there is no way to hit home with that, except bugzilla (which is official looking and scary ;) Eh?).

We need an Ideastorm as a simple and organized way to let Nokia see what their users (not developers, already plenty of input from devs to Nokia) want.

So, when does it go up? ;-)

Categories: nokia
Tyler Longwell

Why Not Skip Ahead? (KDE4 for ITs)

2008-04-22 15:27 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello, hello! Long time no see, eh? Well, hasn't been too very much exciting news in the Maemo world that I've gotten to spread first lately, but there is something quite amazing going on.

Within days of release, your friendly neighborhood uberhackers (Penguinbait and Wolf08) have already begun work on the porting of KDE 4 to the Nokia Internet Tablets. Yes, I didn't believe it either, but, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here's~ Dolphin! (The KDE 4 File Manager)



And, for the uninitiated, KDE4 is simply amazing. (I am posting this from it at this very moment, mon amie.) The improvements are much more than skin deep (but it's skin is certainly exquistite, nonetheless). The core of this release has been amped to efficiency levels beyond anything that KDE3 (and, in my personal opinion, GNOME as well) has ever, ever achieved.

Ergo (love that word, Latin geek), KDE4 should run much, much faster then Penguinbait's old KDE3 port.

You can catch the original post at ITT here, join the discussion, encourage our favorite hackers :D

Oh, and some screens (I can't help myself) of Qt compiled for Maemo. And, no, this is not from Nokia, I dragged this out of scratchbox kicking and screaming. You guys know the feeling, right? If it looks this nice after Nokia is done with it, I will embrace Qt (almost) wholeheartedly. ;-)







(Is that a decent text editor I see, running on OS2008 without a hitch, that can supposedly export as a PDF, html, rich text, or plain text? Golly gosh, guys and gals, we might have something here! These are just the bloody demos: A full Web Browser, a full Text Editor, a Media Player, and many others...)

Categories: KDE