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Indecision

I thought I should post a bit of an update on the status of things at the moment. An article which was published on linux.com recently (http://www.linux.com/feature/135096) has generated a bit of interest in Gloss and whilst for the most part the comments have been positive, there have been a few questioning my motives and/or saying its a […]

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Slack updates

I’ve been a bit slack on the posts lately, although it is at least in part due to the fact that I’ve felt like I’ve nothing to say. I took a bit of a break from coding for a week or so as work has been doing my head in lately and have had a few technical hurdles […]

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Where’s the music?

One of the things I’ve been constantly delaying on Gloss is the development of the music player module. For a long time this was simply because I had no idea in my own head about what it should look like. I’ve bitched and moaned along with all the others about the existing MythMusic interface, but when it was […]

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TV, the drug of a nation

So time for another update, this time accompanied by a mini screencast. Recently I’ve been focussing on the TV functionality part of Gloss as it has been a bit neglected since it was first written. The backend streaming code has received a partial rewrite (Still very much in progress) that aims to lay the code out in a […]

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Hardware fun

After attending Jon Oxer’s fantastic talk at lca2008, “Joining Second Life to the Real World”, and purchasing one of the Arduino kits he had for sale, I’ve spent a bit of time reading up on both the board itself and stepper motor controllers. So this weekend I finally started putting something together. For a while dad and I […]

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Functionality

Well its back to real life now and I can already feel the buzz from linux.conf.au starting to wear thin. Fortunately it has lasted long enough though for me to get a hell of a lot of things done. I met some terrific people at LCA including Rob Bradford from O-Hand in the UK (Thanks for the stickers) […]

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Polishing Gloss

So I’ve been promising it for quite a while now, but the latest Gloss screencast is finally out, and its a doozy. Its a full 5 minutes long and has commentary explaining various features. As usual, its up on YouTube: The last few weeks have been very hectic on the Gloss front as I’m preparing to show it […]

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Bugs and regressions

So I figured that before the sheer number of changes overwhelmed me to the point of forgetting them all, I’d make another long overdue entry about Gloss. Firstly, I mentioned in my last entry that I had submitted a proposal for a lightning talk on Gloss at linux.conf.au, well I can confirm that this will be going ahead […]

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All the small things

Well its been a little while between updates so I thought I should pop something up. Gloss has been moving slowly, but steadily, forward. I took a break from coding / technology for about a month when I visited Singapore and have been a bit slack getting back into things. That said, they’re well and truly back on […]

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Gloss gets video

So time for another Gloss update. I’ve put in a lot of effort lately to adding new feature so its highly unstable at the moment but most of the things that were working continue to do so and there’s even been the odd bug fixed. As far as new features go, the big ticket items are: A video […]

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