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Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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 […]

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

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 […]

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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 […]

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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 […]

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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 […]

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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 […]