Happy Birthday to Vim!

Vim has been a constant in my computing life for over a decade. Initially used to Emacs, i was gradually persuaded to what i regarded as an odd editor. Oh, how wrong i was. The power of vim. The amazing configurations you can do with scripts and just a small amount of work with the […]

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November 9th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Off to see the wizard…

I am presenting at : http://arinex.com.au/ieee2011/ I am nervous about this pretty important presentation – more about this next post. This is being done with the support and encouragement of many projects besides ours, so I feel a lot of weight on shoulders. I want to represent everybody as well as i can. I am nervous about the […]

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September 17th, 2011 by Romana Challans

The difference between Design and Development matters.

A post from me in my incarnation as serious developer type in my project mode: The Difference between Design vs Development One in which i grumble about the state of Android development, in particular, UI design which is finally being recognised as a actually a different thing to development – which iOS has known form […]

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April 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Android UI Development

I found this article, The Curious Case of Android UI Development, while getting my head around moving from iOS UI development to Android, as I am now doing UI work on the upcoming Alpha release of Serval Batphone. My favourite quote is : “Though a bit of a well-worn topic, it is worth mentioning the development […]

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March 18th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Mesh Networks in Authoritarian Regimes

Social networking may have a reputation for pointless trivia, however it is rapidly emerging as the most pressing threat to authoritarian dictatorships. The same social networks we use to plan a night out are being used to overthrow unpopular governments. Unfortunately the means to access the Internet is centrally managed corporations – it’s easy for […]

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February 2nd, 2011 by Romana Challans

Vignettes 18/1

Heyho. Serval – epic huge meeting – with much work for rest of week. Assigned myself development time, which i really haven’t done for a while (in set times). Now, i am saying thursday & friday is MINE. Coding is as much about headspace as anything – you need that headspace to be focus time, […]

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January 18th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Creative Commons Xmas carol, “Please Share Alike” – Boing Boing

via Boing Boing.

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December 2nd, 2010 by Romana Challans

And over at my other home…

As i am now working on this amazing project, expect cross linking. Here is a picture of me ‘flying’ in my wheelchair. I love a good optical illusion, especially one with me in it! The Serval Project » Levitation potential…. Related articles by Zemanta Cell phone chats–in the Australian Outback? (news.cnet.com)

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July 13th, 2010 by Romana Challans

Microsoft .NET vs Java- the movie we have all been waiting for!

via youtube.com Sheer geeky genius!!!! Posted via email from timelady’s posterous Related articles by Zemanta The Trailer for ‘The Social Network’ (dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com)

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June 29th, 2010 by Romana Challans

Last bits of the day

Image via Wikipedia Apple Carves Out A Special App Store Area For “Awesome iOS 4 Apps”. So, developers, lesson is get in early! Infographic of the Day: The Rise of User-Generated Porn – oh wow. There is no comment i want to make on this one:) Wanted: A Bike Basket Perfect for Eames Freaks – […]

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June 26th, 2010 by Romana Challans