Friday, January 16, 2015

New Y-Radio release, version 1.0.7

A quick look at what's new in Y-Radio 1.0.7, the Ylesradio radio application for Jolla devices.

2nd Difference

Found this when moving.

2nd Difference cover

A old class mate of mine was active in the demo scene making tracker music, with the Amiga and later on the PC. This music disk, 2nd Difference, is from 1995.

It came on to 1.44MB floppies, they even work still and I was able to copy it over. The music playback application is pure DOS based stuff but luckily dosbox is able to run it and playback using emulated Gravis Ultrasound.

Here it is on youtube, so you all can enjoy it!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Busy with new house!

Sorry for not posting any updates lately, I've been to busy with moving and setting up my new geek lair (oh, and furniture and stuff too).

Yep, after searching for about 5 years for something suitable we finally bought our own house, in "Villi Pohjola of Turku" or Red-neck Turku (as described in Foursquare) aka Paattinen. After living in the center of Turku since about 1996, this is a big change, but in a way, going back to how I used to live most of my childhood, in the middle of nowhere, 25km in to Pori center, closest store 6km away. Seeing riders on horses gives me the fuzzy feeling of I'm-home-now.

But not that middle of nowhere now, everything needed is close, perhaps 300m to the nearest store/bank/lunch place and only 20km in to the Turku center, the bus-stop is 200m away and it takes about 25-30m to get into town.

It is funny with distances, the reaction most have in Turku is: "That far away ?!?" but even Helsinki people tend react with "oh, that is not far away at all".

Still pondering how to get a proper network between our two houses (Sauna+geek lair is in a separate building). 100m of CAT6 is waiting to be used.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jolla Tablet!

Everyone probably know this by now, but still, Jolla announced a Indiegogo campaign to create a Jolla Tablet, running Sailfish OS 2.0. The specs are impressive, quad-core Intel, 330PPI screen.

The campaign is going great, at time of writing 25% of the goal has already been raised! Join now to get yours at Indiegogo!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Artwork loading added to libqiscp

Worked a bit on libqiscp today and added support for receiving and decoding artwork data the receiver might send. The decoding into a QImage works very well, but the next thing is to somehow get that transferred to the QtQuick side.

Artwork loaded trough ISCP

I imagine a QDeclarativeImageProvider would be the proper way, but the thing is I don't know really how to connect that into the dynamically created QtQuick ISCP object(s).
Any ideas ?

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Late night soldering leads to pain

I'll just quickly solder the connectors... right. Not the best of ideas after a day of moving and sauna.

Can you spot the tiny little mistake in this picture ?

There is something not quite right in this

Idiotic connector types

Whoever it is that thought "lets use a RJ-45 connector for serial port!" should be beaten with a good old thin Ethernet cable with a T-connector on the end.

Anyway... seems my cheap RJ-45 to RS-232 cable from dx works, /me happy

LOM event: power on
Netra t1 (UltraSPARC-IIi 440MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 3.10.25 ME, 1024 MB memory installed, Serial #14304548.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:da:45:24, Host ID: 80da4524.