Submitted by dgraves on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 21:21
Submitted by dgraves on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 21:09
Submitted by dgraves on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 16:53
After watching Matt Richardson's AWESOME Button project video, where he embeds a microcontroller within a Staples Easy Button to create a special purpose keyboard, I was inspired to make a similar item to present as a gift to a user of the software that I develop professionally. This user had requested that we create an "Easy Mode" for our software to group all of the features commonly used by his organization into a simple and easy to use graphical user interface component. Since the "Easy Mode" concept was inspired by the Easy Button campaign from Staples, I thought an Easy Button would be perfect for launching the software in the "Easy Mode."
Submitted by dgraves on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 17:54
The Qt cross-platform application and UI framework provides a great deal of functionality to explore. After working with it off and on for the past two years I am still finding new and useful features to include in my projects. Recently I have had the opportunity to work with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support, and have put together some notes to group some key documentation points together and to clarify a few points from the documentation that I found to be unclear.
Submitted by dgraves on Wed, 12/01/2010 - 21:05
About a year ago I received a Flip UltraHD 2nd Generation camcorder (the one with the rechargeable battery) as a gift. I made little use of it at first, and it wasn't until I took it with me on a trip to New Zealand at the end of the summer that the battery fully discharged for the first time. I connected the camcorder to my laptop to allow it to recharge, but the display showed the "Connected" screen instead of the "Charging" screen and the red charge indicator light never came on. My Flip wasn't charging its battery.
Submitted by dgraves on Sun, 11/28/2010 - 11:59
Responding to the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the CrisisCommons group organized CrisisCamps at locations across the globe. Among these locations was Washington, DC, the area where I currently reside.
Submitted by dgraves on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 20:25
Submitted by dgraves on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 22:17
Submitted by dgraves on Sat, 10/17/2009 - 16:15
After watching a recent episode of Hak5, which showcased Google Maps GPS Mashups, I was inspired to finally do something with some of my own GPS data. I had GPS data from a canoe trip taken last year and a road trip from a few years ago stored on my handheld GPS with which I had always planned to do something, but just hadn’t had the motivation until now. While a little simpler than the project described on the show, my initial goal was to draw the GPS track data in Google Maps annotated with waypoints drawn as map markers. The markers would be used to mark specific locations with descriptive text and images.