JUN
1
2005

Status of KJSEv4

Oh man, these last few weeks have been rough. I got a new toy, but that is an entirely different blog all together. So here is the lowdown on what I got working with KSJEmbed in the last few weeks:

MAY
3
2005

yeah im like everybody else now

yeah i just could not resist http://www.planearium2.de/flash/sp-studio-e.html. now i can be like everybody else ;)

at least now my avatar should not scare small children.

MAY
1
2005

KJSEmbed takes wings...

So over the last few weeks I have started work on the new KJSEmbed that will be in KDE 4. In a change of heart that is an entirely different blog all together I have decided that I will push to have KJSEmbed in the core of KDE 4.

APR
27
2005

Save the dinosaurs!

So because of events outside of my own wilful control I have been mandated to render every computer in the house booting or recycle it. Now past the fact that there are about 20 some computers in the basement, and that some of them have operating systems I wrote long ago in school I have some keepers that are in dire need of help. So if anyone has some help/hints/boot disks please send them my way. Basicy the systems on the rocks are:

APR
13
2005

Reflections on usability...

this was a comment to [Usability, Usability, Usability] but it grew too big and figured it would best be in a blog.

Note I am not a usability expert, as I only took two courses in "Human factors in engineering". These where geared more towards industrial automation, where the users usually had minimal education, and the repercussions of "hitting a wrong button" usually resulted in death, dismemberment, or a very nasty mess to clean up. Computer usability is a bit different, but I feel some elements tie over.

APR
13
2005

Growing pains and hunting for blood

Man it seems like months since I have taken the time to blog, but this quarter just flew by. Since Zack joined the party at Trolltech we have been on the hunt for more developers. Now Zack in Norway is cool, he's doing cool stuff and in the end its all going to help me make better products for my clients.

FEB
21
2005

Editor

Okay so zack and i where at lunch talking about KDE 4. One item that came up was the idea of a simple editor part.

Currently KOffice has the KoShell, but imagine having something with the Kate interface that could edit images, text, simple rich text, sounds, etc... This would by no means replace KDevelop or Quanta, but it would provide a neat unified interface for users to edit files. Konqueror currently gives us this same behavior for read-only parts. It has made KDE a very useful and consistent desktop environment. My wife never knew she had an image viewer until one day she accidentally clicked on it. Konqi gave her all that. Would this help new users and KDE consistency by having a unified simple editor?

FEB
16
2005

this should not be so hard.

Okay, so you are a happy customer with their shiny new Qt application. According to Trolltech now your application is portable. Then reality sets in and you find you are not much better off than before. Now most developers don't mind doing a win32 build and a OSX build, as well as a linux build. After all they are different operating systems...

FEB
13
2005

all i want for christmas...

...is a media player for my TV :P

Basicly I can't seem to find what I am looking for. All I want is a small set top box that I can plugin, or use wifi to play mp3/oggs via my entertainment system's stereo system, and a way to put my large collection of avi,mpegs, and vcds on my nice TV screen.

FEB
1
2005

How did we go so long?

I remember back in the KDE 2 betas trying to find an editor that would handle the KDE desktop files. They where simple ini files, but I could never remember all the stupid little details of how the damn things worked. So invariably I would find one, copy it, and dork with it until it did something similar to what I wanted.

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