If you are thinking of putting the latest Android* 4.2 Jelly Bean on a laptop or PC currently running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS with working Internet connection, all you need is a 1GB or larger USB thumb drive and go to Intel's new Android on Intel Architecture Open Source site: 01.ORG.
What's bugging me? I'll tell you what's bugging me. It's when my dashboard dials stop working right.
My first car was a 1978 Datsun B210 sedan that I bought when I was in graduate school. It was a very simple vehicle with nothing fancy on it. But it did have a few, um, quirks. I bought it in the bitterly cold winter of 1983 and promptly spun it in a 360 degree circle in an intersection in Loveland, Colorado late at night after visiting with my then-fiance (and now wife) Deb. Almost all of my interesting car stories come from that car, whom we had dubbed "Elliot."
I was having lunch at the recent LinuxCon and Plumbers conference with a colleague, bragging as usual about how much I love my home near Portland, Oregon. He was having none of it - he feels like Boulder, Colorado where he lives is superior and he was frankly being belligerent about it. (Imagine that, and he even worked for me for a while!) I suppose there are some things to like about Boulder, but I trudged through hip-deep snow there just last winter. In Portland, people claims it rains all the time, but this summer keeps going on and on.
It's good weather to fix bugs in.
Reposted from my blog on the Yocto Project site. Go there for more pearls of wisdom and other embedded Linux goodies.
When I initially started talking publicly about the fact that I was working on the Yocto Project, one of the first questions I got was, in essence, "Why would you need to build an OS from sources?" After all, there are plenty of distros out there who have done the hard work for you.
Knights Corner: Open source software stack
How does a high performance SMP on-a-chip sound to you?