Archive for February, 2008
Since they are tearing down our hockey rink starting over spring break, I joined a soccer league with some friends.
Should be fun, especially since I haven’t played since like junior year of high school…
Need to find my cleats and shin guards again..
(our current logo)
I have received my RIM API code signing keys a few weeks ago and have already released an initial alpha release which just allows viewing of your tasks through an interface similar to that of the iPhone/iTouch minus smart lists due to an API bug that I have encountered and reported.
There have been a few bugs that have cropped up, mostly dealing with the HTTP connections as some users do not have direct access to direct TCP.
The next step will allow for better viewing of your tasks as well as completing, deleting, postponing, and snoozing. I need to make the HTTP connection a separate thread to allow for better responsiveness from the GUI and make sure I don’t block in the event thread. I have an idea on this just need the time to implement it. I have been busy with school projects, mainly OS and a couple homeworks here and there for other classes…
I have established a couple websites and a group for the project.
Discussion on the project is taking place at this google group:
The code is hosted here at this Google code site along with some screen shots:
And I also bought the domain http://bbrtm.org which hosts the OTA install for the application. Eventually I may migrate everything over to this server and use trac and subversion to manage the project, but for now Google code is site is working great.
- External Hard Drives – great for backups as well as archiving. I would probably have a large network attached storage server somewhere which would hold terabytes of data that any of my computers could access.
- Digital Camera – already have a point and shoot camera. Eventually I would like to get a nice DSLR with assorted lenses for taking more professional pictures.
- Scanners – Don’t have one now, and I don’t really have much of a need for one as I don’t take in much paper. I try and do as much as possible online. But I guess may need one someday.
- Paper Shredder – Already have one and is used for lots of junk mail credit card offers…
- Under counter laptop – Definitely would have something like this. Maybe a touch screen system which could be used to look up recipes or other cooking related information. It could be used to manage the grocery list and other general web browsing. Maybe have some kind of portal which would display time, weather, traffic, etc so while getting ready for work I could easily view this information… Hmm, maybe another project?
- Smart Refrigerator – This would be cool, but not a priority as the under counter laptop would take care of most of its functionality. But this could be used to keep track of what is in the fridge, maybe via RFID tags or something similar… There are possibilities here…
- Home Theater System – Its a must. I will most likely have a home theater PC attached which will take care of recording TV and also storing movies and other digital media such as video podcasts, music, and pictures. In addition to the HTPC, there will most likely be some gaming systems as well as a DVD player of an HD variety.
- E-Book reader – Haven’t tried one of these yet, but it would be interesting to see how well it works considering I prefer to read stuff in the paper form. Amazon’s Kindle looks promising.
- LCD Digital Frame – Would like some of these. One that would have wireless networking capabilities that would allow for it to update itself from either an RSS feed or from the NAS or something…
- iPod stereo – I wouldn’t really need this since I don’t have an iPod and the HTPC would take care of this.
The main reason for the move was to consolidate hosting resources. I have decided to continue using slicehost as my hosting as I like their setup. They give me way more control over the server.
The site should also be a bit faster.
Let me know if you discover any problems with the new hosting setup…