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Robin Burchell

profiling is not understanding

2014-09-12 18:06 UTC  by  Robin Burchell
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When software goes slow, generally, the first reaction is to profile. This might be done through system tools (like Instruments on OS X, perf/valgrind/etc on Linux, VTune, etc). This is fine and good, but just because you have the output of a tool does not necessarily correlate to understanding what is going on.
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Categories: C++
madman2k

SlimPort on Android or getting a free FireTV

2014-09-11 22:37 UTC  by  madman2k
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SlimPort is a feature of Nexus devices which is unfortunately not covered much in reviews. It is still a quite important feature – especially for those who are  interested in getting Amazon Instant Video from the phone on the big screen.
Basically SlimPort is DisplayPort over the Micro-USB connection of your device allowing you to mirror its display.

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Categories: News
admin

Let's build a browser engine! Part 5: Boxes

2014-09-08 23:16 UTC  by  Unknown author
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Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 5: Boxes - http://limpet.net/mbrubec... September 8 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
Philip Van Hoof

PADI Rescue diver

2014-09-01 16:25 UTC  by  Philip Van Hoof
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For this one I worked really hard. Buddy breading, relaxing people in panic at 20 meters deep, keeping yourself cool. And that in Belgian waters (no visibility and freezing cold). We simulated it all. It was harder than most other things I did in my life.

Categories: Art culture
rcadden

Plastic surgery Discussed

2014-08-27 05:02 UTC  by  rcadden
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header_plastic-surgeryThere are people who wonder why they have impairments in life. These impairments or dysfunctions results to a varied negative impacts to several people. These includes traumas, burns, congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, infections and diseases, and tumors and cancer. These cases leads many people having these a great alteration n their life. With this condition they might not be able to perform normal activities of daily living. In addition to that, emotional effects are a huge factor on their inability to continue life normally. One may be embarrassed, bullied, or even abused of their condition by some people. Low self-confidence and self-esteem would result in cases like these. As time passed and technology grows, fortunately, there are several discoveries which lead to make a solution to these problems.

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Categories: Uncategorized
admin

Let's build a browser engine! Part 4: Style

2014-08-23 22:45 UTC  by  Unknown author
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Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 4: Style - http://limpet.net/mbrubec... August 23 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
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Let's build a browser engine! Part 3: CSS

2014-08-13 19:30 UTC  by  Unknown author
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Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 3: CSS - http://limpet.net/mbrubec... August 13 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
Robin Burchell

sailing in search of fresh waters

2014-08-13 11:55 UTC  by  Robin Burchell
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I've had a long, quiet time on this blog over the past few years while I've been frantically helping Jolla to launch their self-named product: the Jolla. I've enjoyed (almost) every day I've been there: they really are a great bunch of people and the work has been plentiful and challenging.

But as the saying goes, "this too shall pass". Nothing lasts forever, and it's time for a change: after this week, I will be taking a break from Jolla to get some fresh perspective.

On the bright side, maybe I'll have some more time for writing now :)

If anyone is interested in getting a hold of a C++/Qt/QML/Linux expert with a focus on performance, expertise on mobile, and a wide range of knowledge across other areas who loves open source, please let me know.
Categories: coding
admin

Let's build a browser engine! Part 2: HTML

2014-08-11 15:00 UTC  by  Unknown author
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Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 2: HTML - http://limpet.net/mbrubec... August 11 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
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Firefox for Mobile Firefox for Mobile Let's build a browser engine! Part 1: Getting started - http://limpet.net/mbrubec... August 8 from Matt Brubeck - Comment - Like
Raul Herbster
This week, I tried to compile a simple NDK application and link it with the OpenSSL library. Most of libraries (including OpenSSL) are not supported by the NDK, what makes it a bit more complicated to use. So, in this post, I describe what I usually do to properly compile applications that need external libs.
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Categories: android
Raul Herbster
This week, I had to go through the process of Android OS/Kernel building/installation. And it was a lot much better and 6 months ago (maybe, because I built it for a device and not for the emulator?). I compiled the images in Ubuntu 12.04 and I used a Samsung Galaxy Nexus device (maguro with tuna as kernel). Therefore, I decided to summarize the steps that I took. This mini-tutorial is a lot shorter and simpler (and really works!!).
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Categories: android