[Tiny-tux] Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Jan 15, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Tue Jan 3 10:57:40 PST 2012


Anyone in direct communication with Cyanogen Mod Devs?  Can we get them to
talk about their software stack?

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Ben M <ben at sixgirls.org> wrote:

> I am an audiophile. The stock android music player is sadly lacking. The
> dsp included in cyanogenmod blew apart anyportable music player I have ever
> had in my life.
>
> That is saying a LOT. It is not suitable for playback in an open space
> stereo but with quality headphones the sound you can get out of a cooked
> rom surpasses anything I have ever heard aside from a direct line out of an
> amp EVER.
>
> I would like to focus for a bit on learning how audio is handled in an
> android device, who wrote the soft dsp for CM7 and how can a motivated user
> control their audio totally?
>
> I am left with going on android developers and searching for roms that
> mostly work. I just want the DSP on mostly stock rooted devices. I want to
> be able to switch on the fly from "wet" to "dry" signals if I am moving
> between headphones and stereo.
>
> </.02>
>
> On Mon, 2 Jan 2012, Corey McGuire wrote:
>
>  Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:55:23 -0800
>> From: Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>
>> To: NoiseBridge Discuss <Noisebridge-discuss at lists.**noisebridge.net<Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
>> >,
>>    hackerdojo at googlegroups.com, tiny-tux at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Subject: [Tiny-tux] Android Usability Workshop,
>>    for the user or the rooter: Jan 15, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge
>>
>>
>> If you can't open it, you don't own it!  How many times have we heard or
>> read that?  Doubtless, we've heard it or read it on our most closed and
>> inaccessible possessions!   The contracts make us feel like we are
>> renting,
>> software that serves the carrier more than the user, but they are ours and
>> they should operate under our terms.
>>
>> So, I would like to propose that NoiseBridge host an "Android Usability
>> Workshop" event where people of all skill levels and personalization
>> commitments gather to truly make people feel at home with their devices.
>>
>> I invite people to talk about:
>>
>>  - Productivity
>>  - App selection
>>  - App development
>>  - Customization
>>  - Rooting
>>  - ROMs
>>  - Spyware, bloatware, nagware, and how to scrap it all
>>  - Skirting the the boundaries of the ELUA and getting what YOU want from
>>
>>  YOUR device.
>>
>> And a personal favorite of mine
>>
>>  - Android as an embedded platform
>>
>>
>> Among other things, I would like people, before the event, to talk about
>> what they want out of their devices.  So, feel free to reply with how
>> you'd
>> like to get the most out of your phone!
>>
>> How can people help?
>>
>>  - If you feel like a resource but are worried about becoming over
>>
>>  committed, message me directly and we'll see if there are others with
>>  similar or complimentary skills so that no single person is left fielding
>>  all the interested users
>>  - Tastebridge, care to help FEED people?
>>  - Got some friends at Google working on Android?  Anyone from Motorola,
>>
>>  HTC, Samsung, etc?  Have a club, a bag, and a locking trunk?  GOOD!
>>  Kidnap
>>  them and drag them along!  We have ways to make them talk.
>>
>> If people use the book of faces,
>> https://www.facebook.com/**events/357208274304697/<https://www.facebook.com/events/357208274304697/>
>>
>>


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