Friday, July 24, 2009

DeviceScape now available on the OpenMoko

I'm pleased to be able to post the DeviceScape ipkg's of DeviceScape for download. The binaries consist of two packages devicescape (also mirrored on the csc) and a different wpa version(or on the also mirrored on the csc). It has been tested on the ASU software image of the OpenMoko.

While I will respond to bug reports ( ), this is likely the end of the line for this software package.

It seems like the OpenMoko software stack doesn't have a lot of life left in it, and I've got an application (involving site monitoring) I'd like to write for the Android. As such I'm going to be putting Android on my FreeRunner and hopefully crank out that application that this Saturday/Sunday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

xkcd404 - the xkcd that wasn't

I was reading the xkcd archives to switch my mind away from math (temporarily) and I was reminded of xkcd #404 . xkcd comics are of the from[comicnumber] and #404 just gives back a 404 error.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

update to web2.0collage

my web2.0collage
Originally uploaded by dmcopernicus
I've updated web2.0collage, it now uses stateless web servelets (thanks to a patch in plt scheme :)), which gives the load balancer a much easier time, sine session are no longer sticky. It is covered in a few other places, besides slashdot, now (like gigaom/nyt) and being the hobo that I am, I'm trying to see if I can get the story up on digg ftw :)

If you run into any bugs with it (which is likely) or have suggestions I'd love to hear them :)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Your browser history is showing (an open source web application in scheme)

my web2.0collage
Originally uploaded by dmcopernicus
Over the course of last weekend I wrote web2.0collage, a browser history sniffing collage generator in scheme. Web2.0collage is designed to graphically illustrate just how easy it is for sites to determine what your browser history is. When you visit the site it sniffs your browser history, and creates a collage of the (safe for work) sites that you visit. It is an interesting application of potentially scary technology (imagine a job application site using this to screen candidates). Ideally, given some time in my schedule, I'd like to make it a bit more user friendly and robust so that I could perhaps show it to the general public to increase awareness of privacy issues on the web.

The code, while not good since I was learning how the plt-webserver & imagemagick bindings worked at the time, is available under the agpl. Today it hit the front page of slashdot, causing some less than fortunate scaling issues to be discovered. Hatguy & myself managed to fix them (sort of) without too many interruptions.

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