Aaron Seigo (aseigo): joining the rest of civilization
After several years of absolute resistance to the whole idea, I broke down and got a cell phone the other day. It's actually a crackberry, er, a BlackBerry. The reasons for that route were multiple: I love the big colour screen, the keyboard is nice (though I also like the turn-the-phone-sideways-and-slide-out ones), it's geared towards email which doesn't set my teeth on edge like phone calls do, it has an interesting trackball based interface with the "perl" and it's unlocked so I can pick up SIM cards when I travel and have a local number during my stay.
This neatly solves part of the "giving my number to people, which results in them calling me" problem since a lot of the time it'll be a temporary number. Excellent.
And really, that's my whole issue with these devices: people disconnect from their surroundings and instead chit-chat with friends or business associates constantly. Constant dislocation of attention undermines direct human interaction and contributes, in my opinion, to the erosion of local community and society.
So it was my little quiet personal protest against the whole thing to not have one. It did give me many opportunities to share my thoughts on the matter since people would, upon finding I had no mobile phone, usually ask the magic question: "Why?" (Sometimes I got the impression they thought I was lieing to them and just didn't want them to have my number, as if that was easier to believe than me not having a phone. Heh..)
There was also the "I hate not being able to go places where people can't get in touch with me." thing. People have repeatedly pointed out to me that I can turned of a mobile phone or even leave it behind at times. While I know that, it still bugs me, and I've also had the "but I called you! Why didn't you call me back!" conversations before which are completely avoided by not being reachable at all.
Anyways... now I'll have to play the "no you can't have my number" game to protect my solitude. Which could probably be fun in and of itself, in some ways ...
So.. BlackBerrys... Linux... not great friends. I did find the Barry Project which is hosted by a Canadian company and which does actually work, I've discovered. Unfortunately for me the OpenSync support in KDE3 requires OpenSync 0.3 or better and OpenSUSE 10.3 comes with a 0.2 version it seems. I did find 0.3 packages in the OpenSUSE software barn (as I like to call it ;) so maybe I'll install it from there. Hooray for on-click install from a web browser.
Once that's figured out, I can experiment with syncing to this device from KDE4 apps.
I was going to write a DataEngine + Plasmoid for my new crackberry, which would give me a perfect testbed for plasmoid resource affinity (aka "hiding and showing user specified plasmoids when resources, e.g. devices, go away or become available"). However, the code in libbarry is ... frightening. It works, so kudos to them and all the people who put time into reverse engineering it, but the documentation for the user API is slight and the code itself is .. well .. I'll probably let it sit on my disk for a few more weeks so I can forget what I thought while looking through it for the first time so I can approach it with a clear mind.
04.03.2008 OpenGTL and QtCTL 0.9.1 A new release of JIT thanks to the use of the Aaron's feeling xvidcap hangs on debian, and I couldn't find out to make recordmydesktop records only a small part of a screen, and just the thought of post-editing scares me, yeah I am easily scared, but if you blink fast and can synchronize your blinking with the scrolling, you can see a short animation below !). 07.09.2008 Seigo on Plasma, Context and Nepomuk KDE's Aaron Seigo has published a blog post in which he details how Nepomuk and the semantic desktop can be beneficial to users.28.01.2009 Torvalds, KDE 4, and the Media Circus "Torvalds' comment produced a flood of response across the web, including an apologia from leading KDE developer Aaron Seigo.15.10.2010 E-mail In his lengthy and interesting blog post covering the future of Plasma, KDE's Aaron Seigo proposes Qt Quick and QML as replacement of the Graphics View architecture currently used by Plasma.15.01.2011 Opinion: Why KDE is People, Not Software "As the first of several opinion pieces exploring current issues in KDE, we offer you a video of Aaron Seigo explaining how KDE's success as a community producing all kinds of software led to outgrowing our old name, the "K Desktop Environment", what KDE means now and why it matters.29.01.2012 New Spark Tablet To Come Loaded With KDE's Active Plasma Interface According to Aaron J. Seigo, 'It's the first tablet computer that comes with Plasma Active pre-installed.' The Spark, with its 7" screen, is built around a Cortex A9 with a Mali-400-gpu, 512MB RAM and an SD-card slot.12.04.2011 KDE запускает проект Plasma Active для различных устройств Вчера Арон Сейго (Aaron Seigo), разработчик из проекта рабочей среды KDE, объявил о запуске череды блоговых публикаций, посвященных новой инициативе, — Plasma Active.Идея Plasma Active — создать пользовательский интерфейс для современных мобильных устройств вроде планшетных компьютеров, мультимедийных центров и смартфонов. В основу ее дизайна заложен декларативный язык разметки Plasma Quick, позволяющий создавать интерфейс с помощью QML из Qt Quick.Plasma Active станет объединением ряда более узконаправленных проектов, таких как анонсированный Contour. Contour призван привнести «новую и захват...02.02.2012 Анонсирован Spark — планшет с Mer (MeeGo) и KDE Plasma за 200 евро Известный разработчик из проекта KDE Арон Сейго (Aaron Seigo) анонсировал первый в мире планшет с предварительно установленным графическим окружением KDE Plasma Active — Spark.В качестве управляющей операционной системы в Spark используются наработки проекта Mer — форка свободной мобильной платформы MeeGo. Известные на данный момент технические характеристики планшета Spark таковы: 7-дюймовый емкостной multitouch-дисплей, процессор ARM от AMLogic с тактовой частотой 1 ГГц, Mali-400 GPU, 512 мегабайт оперативной памяти, 4 Гб для хранения данных и слот для SD-карт, поддержка Wi-Fi. Стоимость нов...30.04.2008 net/p5-REST-Google - 1.0.2 REST::Google -
This module provides OO interface to Google REST (aka AJAX) API.
Currently support for Search, Feeds and Translate services.
WWW: http://search.cpan.org/dist/REST-Google/12.05.2008 Plasma question for Aaron Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2007 20:06 UTC, submitted by AdamW "PC users have volumes of information saved on their computers, most of it disconnected and disparate save for a basic directory ...