Enlightenment Dev Day 2014 – Düsseldorf

Another year another E developer day right? Almost. This time was different – I was up to present… Showing the guys how my IDE project was going and why they should all get involved in helping me out. This fitted the theme of the event quite well – Raster started the day by showing how much faster the EFL is growing than GTK+ or Qt … Continue reading Enlightenment Dev Day 2014 – Düsseldorf

Accelerating the return to enlightenment (With linux on a Yoga 2 Pro)

“If you want to succeed then you need to immerse yourself in the problem” – wise advice from a business mentor of mine… My long serving Apple Macs run everything – work, media, side project coding and now VMs filled with Linux and Enlightenment. They are shiny and solid but have strange keyboard layouts, nonstandard hardware and a bad implementation of virtual desktops that get … Continue reading Accelerating the return to enlightenment (With linux on a Yoga 2 Pro)

Building an Enlightened IDE

So I mentioned before a project called EDI and I’ve been posting some info online but I never really described it here. So – for my faithful followers – what am I up to? In absence of other active projects (such as growing a company, establishing a software platform or maintaining apps) I decided to get back to some Enlightenment development. After around 8 years … Continue reading Building an Enlightened IDE

Linux, is it ready?

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 with how it’s progressing. This leads me to the question if is it ready… Ready for what? Wide stream adoption? Frustration free desktop? A better … Continue reading Linux, is it ready?

Creating the perfect office

It is with a significant amount of excitement that myself and some colleagues at Kotikan are creating our very first office space. We’ve spent the last 4 years in shared offices kindly provided by Edinburgh University and some Regus serviced offices but for the first time in nearly 6 months we will be back together under one roof. And we want to make the space … Continue reading Creating the perfect office

Apple… Where are you?

Apple Computers. The renegades, the designers, the pirates, the company that “Thinks Different“, fighting big blue and bringing research projects to market. Fighting a world of desktop computer monopolies, leading the smart phone market and defining the tablet. And now struggling to differentiate themselves from all the other mass market software providers – really? In my series on returning to Linux and the Enlightenment desktop … Continue reading Apple… Where are you?

The social networking game

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 the world. In the fashion that I expect he intended people started debating the validity of this but it was only a couple of seconds … Continue reading The social networking game