The open source movement is quite something – people spending their own precious spare time to make the world a better place. Software that is everywhere and quite literally runs the web has it’s source code freely available to be examined, … Continue Reading Can you crowd fund open source software?
Last week I wanted to create an exciting new website. The designers I work with were all busy and, as an engineer at heart, I don’t have much of a design following in my network. So based on recommendations I … Continue Reading Shouldn’t contractors have to take risks?
Fantastic news – I’ve been voted onto the board of ScotlandIS! I’m very excited about being involved in shaping the future of Scotland’s technology scene but I’m also honoured that such a group is interested in what I have to … Continue Reading Voted onto a board!
A video of my EDI (Enlightenment IDE) presentation in Düsseldorf last month – not bad for my first E related appearance I think…
One of the great things about code developed for Linux / Unix is how portable it can be and how … Continue Reading Compiling EFL on OS X Yosemite
The open source track planning software XTrackCAD is a fantastic tool in anyone playing with model railways but without a … Continue Reading Installing XTrackCAD on OS X Yosemite
Having been satisfied with the beta releases of OS X Yosemite all I can say is that the final release is a disappointment. My machine which ran stably from one beta to the next is now rebooting due to fatal … Continue Reading OS X Yosemite final release less stable than betas
Another year another E developer day right? Almost. This time was different – I was up to present… Showing the … Continue Reading Enlightenment Dev Day 2014 – Düsseldorf
“If you want to succeed then you need to immerse yourself in the problem” – wise advice from a business … Continue Reading Accelerating the return to enlightenment (With linux on a Yoga 2 Pro)
So I mentioned before a project called EDI and I’ve been posting some info online but I never really described … Continue Reading Building an Enlightened IDE
So I’m trying out Linux for the first time in over 5 years. Mainly to get back on board with Enlightenment development, partly due to frustrations with Mac OSX and also because every software engineer should be up to speed … Continue Reading Linux, is it ready?
Or it seems like it! My latest MacBook Pro has frozen completely 3 times in the last fortnight. This machine has not been upgraded to mavericks yet either. Seems like whether or not you do the upgrade you’ve got problems … Continue Reading My Mac’s dying…
Here’s the latest screenshot of an IDE i’m putting together using the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries). You can check it out from http://git.enlightenment.org/devs/ajwillia-ms/edi.git – let me know what you think…
It is with a significant amount of excitement that myself and some colleagues at Kotikan are creating our very first … Continue Reading Creating the perfect office
Apple Computers. The renegades, the designers, the pirates, the company that “Thinks Different“, fighting big blue and bringing research projects … Continue Reading Apple… Where are you?
The office kitchen chat last week was about Charlie Brooker’s recent TV programme “How Video Games Changed the World“. The finale of the show (spoiler!) was to include twitter as the latest game to have had a significant impact on … Continue Reading The social networking game