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Tyler Longwell

More Beautiful Backgrounds for the Tablets

2008-01-11 18:34 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello, hello! (I am so glad I got this bluetooth keyboard! I won't be doing very long posts or coding for a while because my laptop's keyboard and track pad are completely dead... Good thing for my tablet, though.)



As luck may have it, I stumbled across some more wonderful backgrounds for my Tablet! These are from GreyGhost at the ITT forums. Be sure to leave a comment or just a thank you for GG if you decide to use them!

Here They Are!

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

KDE .debs!

2008-01-08 14:54 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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I really should limit my posts per day... (So much interesting activity, though!)
Click to read 1412 more words
Categories: KDE n800 n810 n770 desktop nokia maemo
Tyler Longwell

PyAno Release Two

2008-01-08 10:47 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello, hello!



Well, in this, the latest and greatest release of PyAno, the latency issues and the key space issue has been solved. (Thanks to some great help!) No more damnedable delayed notes! So, here's the download.

PyAno is released under the GNU GPL:
Version 0.2 of Pyano.deb



Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

N810 With a Full Desktop (Lovely!)

2008-01-07 21:26 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello!



A while ago, I seem to remember writing a nice little article telling about how wonderful running KDE on my N770 was. (And, it was). But now, well, this is just amazing.



All in all, the N810 packs more than twice as much power as the N770 and Penguinbait's optimized 2008 port of KDE is simply astounding. KDE runs like it would on a laptop. I'm really not exaggerating. And, to boot, on the N810, I was able to install it on the internal memory card. (I didn't use those maps, anyway.) Eh, I got too excited waiting for the mini SD card to come in from Amazon, so I just decided to try it out. :D



What is also simply brilliant is that this version of KDE comes with an office suite and the ability to print to a networked printer BUILT IN. Pb has included CUPS and Koffice with the package and it is wonderful. Simply wonderful. I have been able to use the N810 as a real laptop replacement. (My Vaio's keyboard died, so I'm typing this on my stowaway bluetooth keyboard, in KDE, on my N810) ;-)

You can grab KDE for the Tablets at it's new, official (and very incomplete, so far) home. TabletHacker.com






Categories: KDE
Tyler Longwell

Backgrounds

2008-01-06 14:21 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hello!



Well, I took a little trip this weekend and decided that since Tim and the Maemo UI guys are being so nice and sharing their backgrounds, I should too.













I tried them all out on tablet, and for some reason they all look a lot better on the Tablet than on my computer's screen. Hope you like em' :-)

Categories: backgrounds
Tyler Longwell

PyAno

2008-01-03 19:40 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Hi again!



Well, I thought about it, and I decided to follow a free software motto that I was recently reminded of "Release early and release often." So I'm gonna release an alpha version of PyAno. Right now it only has one octave of keys, starting at A, ending at G#. But, I like playing around with it, and I've shown it to a few friends and they liked it ;) So, I'm hoping you'll enjoy this little preview, too!

PyAno is released under the GNU GPL:
Here is PyAno 0.1.deb

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

PyFlash: Take Two!

2008-01-03 17:31 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Alrighty, then, lets take this from the top ;)



PyFlash is a GUI for the official Nokia Flashing Tool for Linux.

I rewrote my PyFlash program to be more user friendly (and legal)! Clearly, I am not very handy with the GIMP, and I could never be a designer, but, eh, it works for right now.



I also added the option to enable USB Host Mode, which is nice to have in the GUI. Hopefully I will be able to add more options later.



Again, this is for Debian based systems, specifically Ubuntu. PyFlash requires Python to be installed. Some users may need to run this program as root depending on your setup and USB permissions.

PyFlash is released under the GNU GPL:
Here is the PyFlash 0.1.deb

Please tell me of any problems or if it does not work!

Categories: python
Tyler Longwell

PyFlash: Linux GUI Flashing Tool

2008-01-02 21:38 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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(Update: This has been taken off-line until further notice, sorry guys.)
(Update 2: This is just friggin' great, I love how Nokia prohbits re-friggin'-distribution of software to help other people. Nice. Peachy keen. Here's what is stopping a Linux GUI for the flasher from anyone, not just me:

"3. LIMITATIONS ON END-USER RIGHTS.

You may not copy, distribute, or make derivative works of the Software
except as follows:

.......

(e) Unless stated otherwise in the Documentation, You shall not display, modify, reproduce, or distribute any of the Stock Files included with the Software. In the event that the Documentation allows You to display the Stock Files, You shall not distribute the Stock Files on a stand-alone basis, i.e., in circumstances in which the Stock Files constitute the primary value of the product being distributed. You should review the "Readme" files associated with the Stock Files that You use to ascertain what rights You have with respect to such materials. Stock Files may not be used in the production of libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, infringing, lewd, obscene, or pornographic material or in any otherwise illegal manner. You may not register or claim any rights in the Stock Files or derivative works thereof."


I think it's great to prohibit selling it, I even don't mind not releasing the source. But that really ticks me off, stopping people from helping other people. So I'm hoping maybe the owner of this property will distribute a GUI for Linux, Nokia.

And, really, who cares, Nokia, if you GPL your flasher source? Is someone really foaming at the mouth waiting for this source code because it holds some super valuable trade secret?

Come on, Nokia, be a nice a guy and let the community redistribute it and package it and just generally make it easier for the end user.

I'm gonna keep the post here at the bottom just for reference...)




Yo!

I really don't know why no one has done something so simple but useful as this before, but it really doesn't matter, so now I get to to do it for everyone

This is for Ubuntu and it should work on Debian systems.



This is PyFlash. The Nokia Flasher has been packaged as as a deb file along with a super simple GUI I wrote in Python. I have never packaged anything for Ubuntu before, so I'm a little iffy with this one. It installed under "Others" on my application bar thing. So, I dunno where it'll install for you.

Alright, all of my code (/usr/bin/pyflash) is released under the GNU GPL:
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Please tell me if there are any problems or if it does not work!

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

Tablet as Piano

2008-01-01 18:16 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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**UPDATE! Please see this post for download link and latest video: http://geekpenguin.blogspot.com/2008/01/pyano.html**


I have to admit, this is the most fun I've had with my n770. Ever

Well, I saw this on my brother's Mac a while ago, a little program that acted as an on-screen piano. I liked it. Then tonight I thought, how cool would that be on a touch screen? Pretty freakin' cool, actually. So, I decided to write one my self since no one else had. This is the magic of Python. With fifteen minutes and a piano to record the notes off of, even an idiot like me can make something as fun as this

**update: I added the sharp/flat keys (black keys), but they don't look very good, hm...**





Please, tell me if you would like to have this on the tablet, I'm not sure whether I should bother to develop this for others, or just as a project for me.



Hope you like

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

The N810

2007-12-27 11:23 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Yo!

Alright, alright, I know. Every blogger and their grandmother has already done an article on the N810. Who cares ;)



I love this thing. All those who have had N800's and have been writing probably have a very different point of view than someone who has been stuck with an N770 since forever. The N810 feel sooo fast and so much like a real computer. The keyboard, I had rallied against never, ever, ever putting a keyboard on the Tablets. I was wrong.

The keyboard is awesome, I love it, typing is so much faster with it, and... it actually looks and feels cool as hell when you slide it out. It feels really solid.

The other great features I love are the network and bluetooth folders in file manager. I didn't even notice that until this morning, I've been waiting for this since... forever!

Huge improvement in the UI, as you all know, but I actually deigned to put applets on my desktop. Because they actually look good. The 2005, 2006, and 2007 applet style made the desktop look like utter crap, but these actually make it look better, and I love em'.

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Oh, and, my headphones I bought a year ago finally work by default. Yes, go Nokia! Bluetooth headphones are able to be paired and heard out of without any mussing.

Thanks a lot everyone on the Maemo team and those at Nokia who have made these and the immense amount of other improvements possible. I can't wait for os2009 ;-)

*Thank to Tim for that amazing wallpaper. Check out his site :)

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

PyBoy

2007-12-25 20:48 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Yo!



A while ago, I had come across a version of the Gambatte Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulator. I loved it. It ran sooo well on my 770 that I was actually able to use it to play games. (Thank you dblank! Original post is here if you wish to say Thanks.)

Gambatte runs really well for some reason and, on a 770 even, you can get almost a hundred percent speed while at three times the screen multiplication! Imagine playing on an N810 :)

So, I decided to make a super-simple frontend and to package it for everyone to enjoy. (Package. by. hand. directory. by. directory. file. by. file. damnedable. scratchbox!^%&@(@)

^^''

Python is required to run PyBoy!

Ok, so, here, this is the package PyBoy which contains Gambatte and my little frontend, all of my code is GPL'd:

http://itablet.garage.maemo.org/pyboy_0.1-1.deb

If you can't install Python, Gambatte can be called from the commandline as such: gambatte -i enter f4 f7 f8 up down left right -s 2 -r 44100 file.gb

See ya' :)

(Oh, and, you know, if you find any of my little apps even remotely useful or amusing, maybe you could donate a bit, hm? Yellow button on the right of the site ;) Thanks)

Categories: n810
Tyler Longwell

MediaMote

2007-12-23 18:43 UTC  by  Tyler Longwell
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Yo!



Another little app I decided to write up tonight. This is a program that allows you to control XMMS on a Linux PC over Wi-Fi.

But, as of now, it has the limitations that it cannot be installed at the same time as AirX (I have to work around this, eventually...) and that XMMS must already be running on the PC for MediaMote to control it.

Please tell me of any errors, and if it will not start for some reason, please run it as "mediamote" from the command line and tell me what it says.



You only need to click "Connect and Start XMMS..." once when you enter a computer's information. Then it is stored. You may change it when you use another computer, or if your computer changes it's IP address.

Python must be installed to use. SSH must be installed on the tablet and an SSH server must be installed on the PC running XMMS.

Alrighty then, this is released under the GNU GPL:
Please See THIS Post For Install!

Please report bugs to:
http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13740

Enjoy

Categories: control