Digital City

Sep 28

Cyanogen update…

The HTC One X running cyanogen 10.2 is smooth and recycled.. No sim card yet..it is more like a WiFi connected web tool cum vlc remote control.

Cyanogen update…

The HTC One X running cyanogen 10.2 is smooth and recycled.. No sim card yet..it is more like a WiFi connected web tool cum vlc remote control.

The Rabbit Hole that is Conky
I have posted quite a bit about the Conky system monitor for Linux.  Not only is it a cool way to monitor your system use and weather information it also has been a gateway into learning more about software.  Software use and ownership is a social justice issue that gets very little press.  In schools Scratch  is a widely used free software learning platform, however how many students access Scratch via Microsoft Explorer?  In other words propitiatory software dominates the software market in educational institutions.  This seems very counter productive as students who study away from campus that use free software may experience restricted access to documents, virtual meetings and other learning materials and experiences.

Free Software is also a teaching tool that could be utilised across curricula that add new dimensions to project based learning.
Anyways…Conky code can be found in the conky.rc or the conky.config file.  Playing with this file not only changes the look and information in your Conky but it also provides a real time software code learning session.  This article outlines how to prep your computer for the maximum Conky experience and it shows users how to manipulate their code step by step….Have a go…

The Rabbit Hole that is Conky

I have posted quite a bit about the Conky system monitor for Linux.  Not only is it a cool way to monitor your system use and weather information it also has been a gateway into learning more about software.  Software use and ownership is a social justice issue that gets very little press.  In schools Scratch  is a widely used free software learning platform, however how many students access Scratch via Microsoft Explorer?  In other words propitiatory software dominates the software market in educational institutions.  This seems very counter productive as students who study away from campus that use free software may experience restricted access to documents, virtual meetings and other learning materials and experiences.

Free Software is also a teaching tool that could be utilised across curricula that add new dimensions to project based learning.

Anyways…Conky code can be found in the conky.rc or the conky.config file.  Playing with this file not only changes the look and information in your Conky but it also provides a real time software code learning session.  This article outlines how to prep your computer for the maximum Conky experience and it shows users how to manipulate their code step by step….Have a go…

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Sep 27

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Aug 22

callow-and-jejune:

What you are viewing is my newly unbricked htc one x running CyanogenMod 10.2. I unlocked the phone a while back and it ran HTC sense and jellybean. I tried to get fancy and install CyanogenMod 11 snapshot. It got stuck in a bootloop.
With android tools android SDK and android studio installed I got adb to work and…..boom..adb sideload mania. I also replaced Clockworkmod as it had no adb side load option.
This post is from my newly revamped HTC one x….Cyanogen

callow-and-jejune:

What you are viewing is my newly unbricked htc one x running CyanogenMod 10.2. I unlocked the phone a while back and it ran HTC sense and jellybean. I tried to get fancy and install CyanogenMod 11 snapshot. It got stuck in a bootloop.

With android tools android SDK and android studio installed I got adb to work and…..boom..adb sideload mania. I also replaced Clockworkmod as it had no adb side load option.

This post is from my newly revamped HTC one x….Cyanogen

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Aug 19

Aug 13

Feeling Welcomed

A distance learner depends on hardware and software to study.  Having chronicled a linux users trails and tribulations attempting to use webex virtual meeting software.  My department has taken notice and they have worked diligently to make my learning experience easier as a linux user.  Overall the department has really made me feel welcomed as a learner.

Our department will no longer rely on microsoft-centric webex software, instead we will use visimeet.  I am also very impressed by visimeet’s efforts to develop diverse platforms for their software…

It is refreshing to see Mac OS, Android and various Linux versions of this meeting software.  I now, have tested visimeet on my phone, laptop and desktop.  All work.  Visimeet also has a web interface for use without the desktop client, impressive.

I now use Lubuntu 14.04 as my laptop for school (I tested the desktop client on a laptop and desktop running Xubuntu).  Here is how the install went

First I downloaded and installed the Visimeet Debian package software..

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Next I installed it with the gdebi package manager

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It installed…

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I logged in..

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I ran the set up wizard

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for audio

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and video

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And it works….

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