…in Guilford, CT
Projection: Cylindrical (1)
FOV: 100 x 33
It started with my tweet this morning:
“I need a webcam on the downstairs coffee machine #firstworldproblems
So I grabbed Son #1′s old busted original droid, installed IP Webcam from the android market and put it in front of the coffee machine in the kitchen.
And then could see the coffee level. (hint: time to make more coffee)
With 6 kids in the house, there is no way that the hack will stay there more than a few minutes.
So I dug up a long extension cord and relocated the setup to the backyard and turned it into a “chicken cam”.
I picked up a 32GB HP Tablet from the firesale and have been running the stock WebOS.
In the last few weeks some of my kids have complained that the new gmail interface is no longer fully supported by the WebOS browser. Basically it won’t load unless you switch to the basic HTML version. And then you lose the gtalk chat capability – apparently the killer app for teen girls.
This morning I had one of the college kids install Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0) on it. It went smoothly and works well with the exception of the camera and microphone. At the initial bootup, I connected the tablet to my google account and apps started to automatically download to it.
What is very nice is the install doesn’t overwrite the existing WebOS and can boot back to that if wanted.
The starting point for installing CyanogenMod here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-android-ice-cream-sandwich-hp-touchpad-minutes/
The last blog post got me thinking of my popular photos on Flickr. Here are the top 10 most viewed photos:
I missed a couple of milestones.
This blog turned 10 years old on March 5th, 2012. It started life as a humble blosxom script and stayed like that for two years when I migrated to a self-hosted wordpress blog. Since I’ve been tracking late in 2007, there has been 180,000 page views — a good percentage is probably spammers.
Here are my move viewed blog entries:
The other big milestone is I’ve had the nozell.com domain for 15 years — 6-Feb-1997. I have children that are younger than that domain!
Record last updated on 07-Feb-2012.
Record expires on 07-Feb-2013.
Record created on 06-Feb-1997.
Day 2 – 2012 Granite State Regional, a set on Flickr.
Tons of photos from the BAE Systems/Granite State Regional FIRST Robotics competition.
Iif your robot competed, there is likely a photo of it here!
Use, share, redistribute the photos, but you need to give me a photo credit.
FIRST Robotics – Granite State Regional, a set on Flickr.
Tons of robot photos from Friday at the NH FIRST Robotics regional competition.
Including some of the surprise concert performers Jada.
My hp1233 netbook has been sitting around in my office for the last six months after the last Ubuntu upgrade. It was working fine, but the Natty Narwhal (11.04) upgrade caused it to hang when using wifi. See Bug #772859
So the end of last week I plugged it into my network switch and upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot. I was pleasantly surprised that the wifi now works and didn’t require any fiddling around with random drivers or configs. Nicely done Ubuntu Team!
This evening I upgraded my hp2133 notebook from Ubuntu/Maverick to the new Natty. The upgrade went smoothly but now the system hangs about 2 minutes after Broadcom 4311 802.11a/b/g wifi is enabled.
Here is the bug report: BCM4311 wifi hangs hp2133 notebook after 2 minutes
Some suggestions from IRC are to try the bcmwl-kernel-source or linux-backports-modules-net-natty-generic packages.