posts in topic: software

BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

i grabbed a new BeagleBoard-XM Rev C from eBay and thought i would document the first steps towards getting a project running with it…

WTF is a BeagleBoard-XM?

the BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-XM, and BeagleBone are a family of small (3.5″), inexpensive, singe-board computers based on the ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. unlike MCU’s such as the Arduino, PIC, NetDuino, these …

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devbutton.com re-styled (and shoutouts to: HTML5 BoilerPlate, Font Awesome & PHPStorm)

devbutton.com re-styled (and shoutouts to: HTML5 BoilerPlate, Font Awesome & PHPStorm)

i did a quick re-style of my consulting site (http://devbutton.com) yesterday.

it’s just a simple “business card” site. funny how making something for yourself never seems to be a priority. one-day i’ll update it with a project case study or something relevant. fortunately 99% of my consulting work comes from referrals, so the site serves only …

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installing Linux Mint 12/13 inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7/8 64-bit using the free VMware Player (and configuring VMware Tools)

installing Linux Mint 12/13 inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7/8 64-bit using the free VMware Player (and configuring VMware Tools)

i’ve been playing with several Linux distros lately, running them as virtual machines with Windows 7 64bit as my host OS. my first attempts at getting the latest Ubuntu (11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”) and then Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” installed and fully working with VMware tools were a little chaotic. so i thought i would document …

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Death Burro part 6: into the (corporate) wild…

Death Burro part 6: into the (corporate) wild…

DeathBurro was released as 1.0.0.0 beta yesterday!

i took donkey into Aimee’s work during her department’s Christmas lunch. we had a little trouble getting on the network, all were either secured with EAP-TLS or browser login & terms-acceptance pages. there are ways to make this work, and so we’ll get it going eventually. for the time …

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Death Burro part 5: where the hell is donkey?

Death Burro part 5: where the hell is donkey?

donkeys cause trouble. they aren’t called asses for no reason.

quite a while back donkey started actin real funny like. turning off randomly, locking up the screen, not coming on at all on the first try. eventually, even when he would spring to life, the touchscreen input was upside down (making it nearly impossible to just …

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