Finally, here’s the much-demanded second part to this QML beginner-focused series. Okay, one guy asked, but he sounded really interested.
I said at the end of the first article that I would progress to the next phase in this one. But the request for a screenshot of the app at this point got me to thinking that it would be worth more to fledgling QML developers if I backed up and broke down the code. So let’s do it. There’s a lot to cover, so I’ll spread it across two or three articles. Continue reading
Posted in Getting Qt, Into Outreach, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, Smooth Codings, The Write Stuff
Tagged forumnokia, GPS, LinkedIn, MotoRing, N9, N950, Nokia, QML, Qt
I unloaded some Qt newbie frustration the other day detailing my first serious efforts to code for the Nokia N9. Now I’d like to step back a bit and outline the actual project, and in subsequent posts walk other newcomers through my coding journey of pleasure and pain.
I really wasn’t very apprehensive about Qt, especially the mature 4.7. Friends kept telling me how easy it was, and the Qt Creator environment did not look difficult at all at first glance. Continue reading
Posted in Getting Qt, Into Outreach, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, Smooth Codings, The Cat Corral, The Process and Product Frontier
I didn’t expect to be able to say anything first-hand about the Nokia N9. I really thought my semi-facetious post a while back would be pretty much it unless I came up with some other abstract commentary to inflict on you all. And I really haven’t used this meandering blog for device reviews, unless you count one admittedly unusual attempt for the slightly-less-cool N8.
So I was genuinely surprised to receive a sleek black N9 in London last month the day before Nokia World 2011, at a special Champions Day event. And I’ve used it enough to share some juicy details.
First, however, a disclaimer:
The following review is from a drooling, starry-eyed device nut who is contemplating super-gluing an N9 to his hand. Don’t expect much objectivity.
So let’s do this. Continue reading
Posted in Delivering Quality, Getting Qt, Inviting Change, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, The Process and Product Frontier, The Write Stuff, Views and Reviews, Ways of Rocking
Tagged forumnokia, Harmattan, LinkedIn, Maemo, MeeGo, N9, Nokia
My third Nokia N900 lost the ability to recognize a SIM card recently. And the usual home repair tactics (bending the SIM, adding padding between the SIM slot and battery) had no effect. I tried a cold reflash to no avail.
So I went back to my previously-trusty Nokia E71x only to find that the infrequent odd behavior it had been exhibiting (mainly going unresponsive when I needed it most) has now become the norm. The little thing spends most of its time now in a coma and requires measures just short of serious abuse to awaken. Factory reset didn’t help there, either. It’s also not a mobile computer. Continue reading
Posted in The Write Stuff, Unusability, Mentioning Maemo, Views and Reviews, Mentioning MeeGo
Tagged LinkedIn, Nokia, AT&T, N900, forumnokia, N9, N950
Unlike many friends and former Nokia colleagues, I have not had the pleasure of fondling a sexy new N9 so this won’t be a product review as much as a process and philosophy review. That means something a little less structured than usual and loaded with unabashed opinion, pontificating and ranting.
So buckle up, this should be a ride that would do Tomi Ahonen proud. Continue reading
Posted in The Write Stuff, Ways of Rocking, The Process and Product Frontier, Mentioning Maemo, Inviting Change, Out There, Views and Reviews, Mentioning MeeGo
Tagged LinkedIn, Maemo, Nokia, N900, MeeGo, Harmattan, forumnokia, N9, Singapore