Embedded Computing

What's Bugging You?

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."

Why Sunshine and Bug Fixing Go Together

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.

Binaries Considered Dangerous

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.


The "Yocto-Yumminess" of our BSPs

This is cross-posted from my blog on the Yocto Project website. Please look over there for more Embedded Linux content.

If you're a geek like me, you might find yourself watching some science fiction movie or show and wondering "why is it that we have no problem talking to extraterrestrials?" Sure, a wookie on Star Wars may speak some strange tongue, but the humans all seem to understand wookie and Chewbaca can understand human really well. How can this be possible?

Our on-screen eye candy and the Yocto Project

Cross-posted from my blog on the Yocto Project website. Comment on it over there or here.

The Linux Foundation did a nice little two-minute video clip of Jefro, our Yocto Project Community Manager, talking about last October's 1.1 release, and the upcoming 1.2 release planning. Check it out!

Jefro discusses the Yocto Project 1.1 release

Jefro claims that he looks kind of sleepy, but clearly the camera loves him!


I'm cross-posting this from my blog over at the Yocto Project. Would you be willing to check out the beta of our next release?

We finished up all of our expected feature development on the Yocto Project version 1.1, due out in October. After some stabilization and bug fixing, we're encouraging everyone to try out our bits. Would you check it out? You just need a Linux system (a recent release of Fedora or Ubuntu works best) and the necessary workarounds for git and http to work with any network proxy you might have. (Instructions for this are below).

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