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Well, where to start? It’s been a little while since I posted here, because of school and things. Anyway:

We have a new team member; JesusFreak316! He has kindly offered his services in shell script writing, and has been added to the Google Code page as a contributor/committer.

Second, the school year has started, as some of you probably already know, so development is slowing down while I deal with my assignments and homework, and with settling into a new school.

Third, to those who wanted to donate, check the OP on the XDA-Devs thread, there is a donate button there.

Fourth, I am starting a Garry’s Mod DarkRP server  with my friends, under the banner of Destruction Incorporated. We’re hope to grow into a large gaming community, with a large community base for Team Fortress 2 already setup.

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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YouTube demo of TouchPadBuntu is up!


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Alpha 0.0.1 Released!


^ Go there and follow the instructions!

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Early-Alpha Progress Update – 17 December 2011

  • Kernel – Compiled (with framebuffer and mouse cursor patches applied, thanks to jcsullins for the patches)
  • Initramfs – Done (requires EXT3 partition mounted to /dev/mapper/ext3fs, use instructions for Ubuntu chroot to partition your device)
  • System – Not done
  • Testing – Not done

Also, I have a twitter account (@Bodman456) that you can follow for more up-to-date info.

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New PC

I have finally stopped faffing about and ordered my new PC, and it’s a beast; It’ll be sitting in parts for a while until I can unpack the rest of the house when I move. Anyway, for those who are interested, here are the specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K – $679.00
  • Mobo: ASRock X79 Extreme 4 Motherboard – $279.00
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 – $119.00
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler – $165.00
  • GPU1: ASUS Radeon HD6950 DirectCU II 2GB – $319.00
  • GPU2: ASUS Radeon HD6950 DirectCU II 2GB – $319.00 
  • HDD: 2x Seagate Barracuda 1TB – $238.00 
  • Monitor: BenQ GL2440HM 24in Widescreen LED Monitor with Speakers – $185.00 
  • Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $135.00 
  • Mouse: CoolerMaster CM Storm Sentinel Z3RO-G Gaming Mouse – $59.00 
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM – $99.00 
  • ODD: Pioneer DVR-219L DVDRW OEM – $29.00 
  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D – $208.00
  • Total: AU$2,840
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Donations and updates on TouchPadBuntu

I just need to clear some things up here. As of late, I’ve had a LOT of people asking me if they could donate. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, I won’t accept donations for this project until I have a working kernel to show. Last thing anyone wants is a dev to run off with donations without releasing any sort of working code or source code.

Anyway, for those eagerly awaiting the port, I apologise for the delays, but because my final yearly exams are this week, I’m spending most of my afternoons and evenings studying. I will be sneaking in hits of development here and there, but I’m not making any promises. After my exams are over, I will do more work on the port. I am also in the process of packing to move interstate (moving back to Queensland from New South Wales), so in about 3 weeks, development will be coming to a screeching halt for about 2 weeks while I unpack and call Telstra to have them wire in my new cable ‘net connection (100Mbps downloads FTW!).

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