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.


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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