Archives week 25 of 2007

June 18, 2007 - June 24, 2007

Need some Albanian language radio streams (Keep Soni's mom from being too bored...)

Spent the evening trying to entertain Soni's mom. We're still working on the language barrier there (and we already did quite a lot of that today), so I was looking for a few Albanian-language elements she could read/listen-to/watch during the down-time.

BBC Albania is okay, but the audio-streams don't work with RealPlayer 10 (on Linux, ...

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I want to think (Idle thought as I walked home...)

I spent the largest fraction of my walk home thinking about "what nexts"; what to do after I finish building provisioning and billing systems, after I finish helping build a community to raise a laptop.

I want to go back to thinking deeply. I want to spend my days exploring really complex things, things that ...

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Bash in Bitfrost (Getting access to your files...)

Been thinking a bit about how to handle multi-application environments, and one case that comes up immediately is the command shell (i.e. bash). With the overlay approach, we could start bash in an empty workspace, but then how do we get access to the files we want to manipulate?

We could alter bash to allow ...

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CSound is a bit of a pain to build (Actually, a lot of a pain...)

Been trying to get csound built on my workstation since midnight or so. So far I've got the ebuild to the point of compiling everything, but I can't get it to properly install the _csnd library. The file seems to assume the wrong file-name for the .so file, but I can't seem to get ...

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Multi-application communications channels (Where does Jack fit into Bitfrost?)

We had a presentation down at Linux Caffe on the weekend regarding a number of Jack-based collaborative applications. Basically you can have 2 or more applications communicating audio across the Jack bus. This allows for some very elegant loose coupling of applications.

Where would we put those applications in a Bitfrost system? Would we allow ...

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