Instagram on Android: Initial Impression

Instagram for Android is already available. Cool. Let’s give it a try, shall we?

Anyway, for the sake of simplicity, I only tested the camera feature. BTW, I’m using HTC Desire HD, running a custom build ICS, so YMMV.

So this was what happened when I pressed the Camera button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totally black. Yep. But every time you press the Picture button (the smaller one on the right), the camera suddenly works. And this is the result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the upper left part of the photo? Kinda messed up, right? If this is an issue of the hope, I hope it will be addressed ASAP.

RIP Dennis Ritchie

We were shocked last week to hear about the loss off Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs. And this morning, there was another shocking news: Dennis Ritchie (DMR) had passed away.

For those who doesn’t know, DMR was the co-author of UNIX operating system, and the creator of C programming language. UNIX was a highly influential operating system, and it’s legacy it’s still continued today in Linux, BSD, Mac OS, etc. C, on the other hand, is one of the most programming languages used of all time.

Unlike Steve Jobs, his passing will not get that much coverage. I don’t mean to undermine Jobs. He was a genius of rare sort, and a visionary leader as well. But as a proverb says:

“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Jobs was the man standing on the shouldars of Giants, and DMR was one of the Giants.

So let’s pay our last homage to the man who gave the world C and UNIX…

#include <stdio.h>

int main(){
	printf("Goodbye DMR...\n");
	return 0;
}

Anyway, Hacker News gives a nice tribute: black stripe on top of orange bar…

*Update*:

A statement from the president of Bell Labs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell Mr Jobs

Thank you very much for your innovations and awesome leadership. Tech world will never be the same without you. Farewell…

Hello, Gingerbread!

Tadi pagi, setelah beberapa kali gagal, akhirnya sukses menginstall Gingerbread. Yay! :mrgreen:

So far so good. Sangat cepat dan responsif. Jauh lebih enak daripada Froyo (dan ini tanpa menginstall fix macem2). Nyoba2 menjalankan beberapa aplikasi, klik sana sini, ketik sana sini: sangat responsif. Ya belum sempat stress test sih :p

Baru kali ini saya merasakan Samsung Galaxy S saya sekencang ini. Jadi jika HP Android anda belum menggunakan Gingerbread, tidak ada salahnya mencoba. Siapa tau setelah itu Anda tidak tertarik untuk balik ke OS sebelumnya? :p

Resoloshun!

Beberapa hari menjelang akhir tahun 2010, saya membuat sebuah “resolusi” sederhana yang isinya kira2 sbb:

Selama masih menggunakan CPU X86/64, maka selalu ada kemungkinan untuk menggunakan Windows.

Nah, kemarin saya membaca berita yang mengejutkan:

It’s Official: Windows 8 to Support ARM

 

Whaaat… Windows akan berjalan di ARM juga? Dan bukan sekedar di X86/64 lagi???

Berarti saya perlu merevisi resolusi diatas. Hahahaha :mrgreen:

 

Coding di GBA

Hari gini baru belajar coding buat GBA (Game Boy Advanced)??

Ya ya saya tahu kalau saya (sangat) telat. Mestinya dimulai 9 tahun lalu ya? :mrgreen:

Sebenernya alasan saya belajar coding GBA bukan karena pengen bikin game, tapi semata2 karena buat iseng belajar pemrograman assembly untuk ARM. Dan GBA sepertinya adalah device berbasis ARM yang relatif murah. Ya itulah alasannya :mrgreen:

Ada beberapa SDK yang bisa digunakan, misal:

  1. devkitPro (C/C++)
  2. FPC4GBA (Pascal)

Untuk emulator, gunakan:

  1. no$gba
  2. VBA

Dan untuk selanjutnya, silakan berkunjung ke forum gbadev.

Oh ya, karena “No pic = HOAX™”, maka saya pasang 1 skrinsut:

Kekekeke …. :mrgreen: