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.

cAPS, lOCKED

It happens to me once in a while: I type and then ….  the Caps Lock button is ernabled; only I don’t see any light indicating it until I toggle to non-caps.  Now I’m typing non-caps with the Caps Lock light on … Grrrr!

Fear not, thanks to this thread, my Ubuntu can come back to normal with this little tool: xdotool.

Just type:

xdotool key Caps_Lock

The light turns on, and everything is back to normal. \^o^/

Lines

Just playing around with GL_LINES and shaders.  On a previous post, I got acquainted with glDrawArraysInstanced() but this time, I built a more solid environment around it, with colour, rotation and scaling options for each object.  So far, its actually pretty good for prototyping with primitives.  Now, I just need a better editor than just write code directly into the source. 🙂lines-thumb

 

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