Archive for October, 2008


Fun with TI Graphing Calculators.

posted by DonDula @ 23:30 PM
October 18, 2008
Fun with TI Graphing Calculators.

Here’s some info for anyone who wants to add a little more fun and functionality to their boring old TI graphing calculator. Calculators have come a long way over the years and aren’t just used for crunching numbers anymore. Almost every high school math class requires you to purchase one of these expensive graphing devices, that you will probably only use for only a couple of years. It would be nice to get more use out of a device that costs roughly the same amount as a handheld gaming system. What a lot of people don’t know is that there are many more ways to use one of these powerful devices, aside from them helping you fail geometry.
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Make your own $349 macbook. (AKA the hackbook)

posted by DonDula @ 2:21 AM
October 7, 2008
Make your own $349 macbook.  (AKA the hackbook)

.A recent impulse buy of mine was an Acer Aspire One net book. A tiny but powerful sub notebook that features an 8.9in screen and the new Intel atom processor. Models start at $329, which run Linux, have 512mb of ram and a 8Gb solid state hard drive. For just $20 more you can get the model that runs Windows XP Home, 1Gb of ram and a 120Gb hard drive. For $349 the computer was just too enticing to pass up. Weighing in right around 2 pounds and being only 9in in length, the Aspire One is the perfect and affordable solution for people on the go.
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Two Useful Books for Aspiring iPhone App Developers.

posted by DonDula @ 2:05 AM
October 3, 2008
Two Useful Books for Aspiring iPhone App Developers.

I’ve wanted to get in to iPhone application development for some time now, however I’m kind of stuck at a crossroads. Do I want to learn how to develop apps for a jailbroken iPhone, which can give me much more freedom to all the phone’s features, but at the same time is not condoned by Apple? Or do I want to learn how to use the official iPhone SDK which is much more restrictive, but would let me build apps that I could widely distribute and possibly profit from. I guess both roads require a background in objective c or c++ programming, which I know nothing about. I also have never programmed anything on or for a mac. So I started looking for some good reading material that could help me get familiar with iPhone programming, as well as let me know what I would be getting myself in to.
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