Android-x86 inception

I tried to familiarize myself (again) with Android development.  I found the virtual devices in Eclipse … well … not performing enough.  So I tried using the Android-x86 project into VirtualBox box and it worked well.  And I couldn’t resist seeing my own web site through the eyes of my new “device”, running the Emscipten code from my previous post flawlessly.

android-x86

Emscripten time

Lots of excitement here at Geekchef central. My first, visually appealing demo shamelessly copied from this most-excellent tutorial.  It’s an actual C++ program with SDL compiled with Emscripten.  No OpenGL/WebGL yet, but like always, it’s (working) tutorials like this that help you look more positively at some of the newer technologies out there.

Thank you, Sol.

(PS:  If you don’t see anything, you’re probably using an old browser or Internet Explorer.  Even IE 11 doesn’t show it.).

Hungry for Pi

Well, I got hooked today.  I found a little tech store down the street selling Raspberry Pis.  I couldn’t wait to try it.  I already had all the parts to hook it up (HDMI cable, USB keyboard and mouse, power).  It worked out of the box.  Movie playback isn’t that great as I would wish for and so is the sound (mono, on ALSA).  I wonder if it’s because I’m using a LED projector instead of a standard monitor / TV.  I guess I still need to read on the subject or maybe get myself pre-configured SD images such the one for the RetroPie Project or Raspbmc.  Anyways, it’s another great device to my too-big collection of computers / tablets at home.  If I haven’t already said it, I also owned a Sheeva plug for over three years now: still running strong streaming the News in Japanese from the NHK.  They were all the all rage when I got them.  Now, the ecosystem as changed so much in the last years, it’s hard to follow up on everything.

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