Saturday, August 18, 2007

Gnome logout

Gnome Session Dialog
Opensuse 10.3 logout

I just finished updating the gnome logout UI for Opensuse 10.3. The new dialog comes from some usability research that was done at Novell for the SLED 10 SP1 update.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Banter 0.1.10 Released

Banter 0.1.10 Group Window
Banter Group Window

Banter is now approaching our first stable release. We've removed some functionality for this first release that was causing some stability problems (evolution integration and gecko based widgets). The notification badges now work (although they need a little more love) so when someone tries to chat with you and you are away, you'll know. If you click on the badge, it will open a chat window and show you what you missed.

Text,audio, and video chats are still in and much more stable. The audio works to chat with devices like the Nokia n800 and also with the Google Chat client on Windows.

Banter 0.1.10 Chat Window
Banter Chat Window

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Smashed Garmin

Broken Garmin
Smashed Garmin

I was mountain biking today at the mouth of Slate Canyon and decided to open up my rear shock after I had started down the hill. I only made it several yards one handed when I hit a rock, locked my front brake (while trying to hold on) and went over the front. I bruised my hand but other than that I rolled nicely out of it. My bike survived as well because it landed on my Garmin Forerunner 305.

Garmin Training Center
Garmin Training Center

The most amazing part is I connected it to the base and synced it to the Garmin Training Center and it uploaded my ride until the moment of the crash. I can only guess that had I turned the Forerunner back on, it would have recorded the rest of the ride.

Wake Up Alarms (part 2)

Back in January of 2013 I wrote about wakeup alarms and compared the difference between Android and iOS.  That was back on an iPhone 5 and a...