Maemo Summit 2009, Amsterdam, 9-11 Oct

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Another exciting event coming up soon: Maemo Summit 2009! This time it will be in Amsterdam. My flight ticket is secured already, I look forward to it. And of course, since this will be also my first visit to Amsterdam. My talk will be on Friday afternoon, see the schedule for details. Although the title… Read more »

a moment, a love, a dream, a laugh, a kiss, a cry

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Seems autumn always calls for my service, hence the usual pizza-baking obligation, as evidenced from the photo. Recipe? Check what I have posted last year. A slight variation: slices of pineapples

frozen in the headlights (have I made the final sacrifice?)

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This slick stuff is mostly educational (for the lazy, see the 30-second YouTube video courtesy of Alessandro). With all the accelerated graphics (with those alphabet soups) these days, who on earth uses ray casting for real-world apps? Nevertheless, since I still keep the piece of code (read: a function, literally) I wrote ages ago, why… Read more »

Eid Mubarak

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Happy Eid Al-Fitr to all !

SVG: parsing and content optimization

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A few weeks ago, just for a change (between the usual QtWebKit bug-fixing and patches juggling), I did take a look at our QtSvg module. According to some internal reports, QtSvg is not fast enough when parsing a large and complicated SVG. Of course, slow is relative, slow to what. And arguably, parsing time is… Read more »

the game of escalation

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Often I ask myself how long I would still want to stay in the software industry. Before I started my professional programming career, I never thought that this wonderful world of software craftsmanship is full of complaints, frustration, anger, and hostility. Perhaps that is just the reflection of people wanting to achieve the best things… Read more »