10 signs that you aren’t cut out to be a developer

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As pointed out by Andry, Justin James’ 10 signs that you are not cut out to be a developer is an absolutely obligatory reading for anyone. Here is the checklist, go there for the details: You’d rather be trained than self-teach You like regular working hours You prefer regular raises to job-hopping You do not… Read more »

Motorola w205: some tips

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After using Motorola w205 for some time, here I would like to share common tips which might be useful for others new w205 users: Does it support key lock? Yes, of course. To lock the keypad, press menu button (middle button in the four-way pad) followed by * (star). If the screen becomes suddenly black,… Read more »

PictureFlow on real device (or CoverFlow on Chumby)

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Update: see also PictureFlow running on different mobile devices, from Greenphone to HTC smartphones. Chumby is a new hardware widget with open systems design. Jesper recently showed how to put Qt on Chumby, along with PictureFlow, as can be seen in his YouTube video: Chumby is not even yet available on stores, you got it… Read more »

Still PictureFlow: improving the rendering quality

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Still about PictureFlow, my CoverFlow-effect clone, I did give some thoughts on improving its rendering quality without sacrificing the performance and still doing it in software (no help from graphics card). The first that came to my mind is by using bilinear filtering in the texture mapper. As you might predict, the texture mapper itself… Read more »

PictureFlow, a clone of CoverFlow as a Qt widget

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Another no-time-yet-to-finish-it pet project of mine is a media player, something like for media center or portable device. I code it in SDL, in a hope that targeting platforms like GP2x and Nokia N800 are easy. But knowing that Qtopia (soon) runs also on N800, I am thinking of moving the code to pure Qt… Read more »

Thai Sambal Oelek?

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Starting from Monday, for few days Lidl Germany will sell some Thai stuff, mostly food and spices. While reading the flyer and also its website, I stumbled upon this: I have no doubt that similar type of strong sambal is available elsewhere, and/or maybe the supplier of the said sambal oelek is indeed from Thailand…. Read more »