Category: Soft.ware

  • JesusPhone 5 day one

    So as some in my “social circle” already know I finally started cheating on Android and got a JesusPhone 5.  Here’s some first impressions, granted, I am being rather critical here, I am actually so far quite happy with the iPhone 5…though if you’re an iPhone 4S or 4 user it might not be worth […]

  • ASN.1, or how to make a binary protocol definition the easy way…

    Most people aren’t familiar at all with ASN.1, and some that are, have NO clue they’re looking at ASN.1 – SNMP MIBs are all written as ASN.1 definitions.  I’m embarking on a new project and need to define a client/server protocol.  I could build my own binary protocol, which I’ve done in the past.  I […]

  • Linux (UNIX in general) TTY/console demystified

    I don’t quite know how I know but I know very well how the Linux TTY/Console driver stack works… Probably through so many years of slogging through code, and through tearing apart the Linux TTY drivers and line discipline stacks a few times for special projects and definitely with some help of the LDD3 (a […]

  • Pretty Correct Colors!

    First off lets go back about a week in time… I am NOT a GUI guy, photo guy, etc.  I traditionally have been a systems administrator, lately I’ve gone more whole hog into web application development.  But I still don’t do UI.  So color has never really felt that important to me.  I know my […]

  • An attempt to explain IPv6 and IP Routing to the layperson

    Me again, yup.  Been a while eh?  Well, I’ve been busy.  Rebuilding a pretty big site essentially from scratch.  Trust me, I have plenty of things to rant about!  This post though I hope to be another informative, less ranting, post about IPv6. I keep seeing a LOT of well meaning but mis-informed or mis-understood […]

  • About Open Software Ecosystems

    Many people make a big deal about open source and open software.  But FAR more important than that is open standards for hardware and software and *portability* for software.  The game console platform industry has shown this quite clearly.  With the advent of higher performance consoles, and more portable coding games now often release on […]