I have got my first Android phone…now what?? Where to get started? Where to get informations? What to do next? Where is my Youtube app?
building the perfect media center is a difficult task, as there are many constraints for this task. connectivity with tv, network and other computers which includes a perfect choice of hardware, operating system and drivers. input devices are important as well, as you don’t want to get up from the couch when ever you need […]
after about 80 sent job applications, i got a job in the country of luxembourg. in fact the job is located in a small village of rosport close to the german border. What will I do there? well programming computers and other stuff. the company is doing databases for their customers and the company is […]
the ubuntu one service is a very nice idea. sync your files easily with multiple computers, easy to setup … easy to use. i use the service for syncing of my contacts, since i always have trouble keeping a contact list, i create in a great effort. sometime ago ubuntu one added the possibility to […]
Recently I made a small, informal post on Firefox vs Chrome on Ubuntu. This post was mainly inspired by the rumors that using the Windows Firefox in Wine is faster than running the native version on Ubuntu. (more info here) I haven’t tested a Windows version of any browser and I don’t like the idea of using […]
I recently installed eclipse 3.6 and Android Development Tools (ADT) on my fresh Ubuntu 10.04 install. I followed the excellent and simple Installation tutorial here. Installing Eclipse is as easy as downloading it from the official Download page (http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/) and extracting it to a desired folder. I chose the Classic Eclipse 3.6 download and I created a folder in my home, called /home/thierry/Applications.
i am back to my native land, after 3587 days in switzerland and chad, after studies and work. no job, no (own) place, no social security, but yet motivated to find a job in this small piece of europe. right now i got one denial after a phone interview from chad with luxembourg based amazon […]
Flattr is a new micro-financing system allowing to easily give a small amount of money (they call it love) to things you like on the net. i really appreciate every effort to move away from an ad driven world, so i added their button to my site. with wordpress it is really easy to integrate flattr […]
While browsing and looking for news in the open source world, I came to find about VALA. A ‘new’ programming language created to design and implement applications for GNOME. VALA has built-in features GObject, GLib,… VALA is translated into C code and apparently it is very efficient C code (benchmarks) So I wanted to dive into VALA and find out more about it…Documentation and blog posts about VALA are rare, except for the official language description page, and even though the people seems to be very active on the project (Version 0.8.0 released in March 2010) the information on it is limited. The standard documentation is rather good online and on the site of VALA may information can be found, however as soon as something goes wrong no information is available. So I want to describe here my experience setting up the environment to compile and run my first VALA program.