[Tiny-tux] some unique hardware to hack on

Alison Chaiken alchaiken at gmail.com
Sun May 8 10:20:06 PDT 2011


After the rootkit fiasco, I pledged never to buy from Sony again, but
this is really tempting:

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/developerworld/2011/05/06/how-to-build-a-linux-kernel/

The unique hardware of the Xperia gaming phone would make a great
controller/remote for many applications, and presumably Sony's
download supports the repurposing of the buttons.

Sorry I can't make next weekend's meeting, as I'd like to show off my
HW-accelerated graphics on OMAP4 Pandaboard, but I'll be riding a
cycling century in the morning and will be too tired afterward to
travel to SF.

Here's another interesting low-cost Linux option for those who haven't seen it:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

BTW, while I have your attention, I recommend "Smart Developer"
magazine out of Germany.    There are a lot of useful, detailed
articles about Android, Ubuntu, MeeGo, Bada on embedded platforms.
The articles are aimed at a more sophisticated audience than other
Linuxy magazines I've seen.

-- 
Alison Chaiken
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A career in Silicon Valley is just like a chess game, only players can
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