Contributing to Open Source Projects

On the latest LugRadio (Season 4, Episode 2 – listen to it if you haven’t) they discussed how to get people to contribute to Open Source projects in greater extent. Early on in the discussion somebody mentioned why people start reading mailing list, creating accounts on the wiki, the forums or whatever system that project uses for contributing and gets stuck there.… Fortsätt läsa

RSI – Stretching Pt. 2

In the end of 2005 I wrote about stretching. I have now found some other exercises that I do instead. The new exercises includes both moving your hands gently, to increase blood flow, and stretching afterwards.

Note! Before you do any of these, please consult your doctor!… Fortsätt läsa

SanDisk SDMX1-1024R – Disassembly Instructions

After fixing three different mp3-players with the same problem I’m starting to see a pattern of bad soldering on the connections for the ear phones plug. Fortunately the fix is easy if you have a basic knowledge about soldering.

I’ll go into detail for how I solved the problem with a SanDisk 1GB, MP3-Player (model number: SanDisk SDMX1-1024R).… Fortsätt läsa

Synchronize Google Calendar with cell phone

Today I found a great application (GCALSYNC) that allows users to synchronize Google Calendar with their cell phone. It runs on the phone and are capable of both uploading and downloading to and from Google Calendar. Unfortunatley my phone is unsupported, but I guess that’s a good thing, finally making me buy a new one ^_^
It’s still in beta, but seems to work (according to Peter).… Fortsätt läsa

Windows rescue disk

When I did a re-installation of my Windows box recently I figured that I should create a rescue disk containing all service packs, drivers and some tools. I searched around a bit to see what was available and found that most people recommended Nortot Ghost, but I didn’t want to pay $70 so I kept on looking and found out that Device Image could create a disk image of a partition (or complete disk) which was what I needed.… Fortsätt läsa

Bachelor Thesis!

In the last semester at the IT University I wrote my Bachelor Thesis together with Peter Thorin. We evaluated the maturity of a Microsoft tool for model driven development called Microsoft Domain-Specific Languge Tools (DSL Tools).

The work included building a MetaModel for Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) using DSL Tools and compare the results, both in the time it took to develop the MetaModel and the number of elements in our language, with existing studies on similar techniques (UML MetaModel extensions and UML Profiles).… Fortsätt läsa

WHYY Radio intervju with Don Norman

WHYY Radio Times had (2006-04-26) an interview with Don Norman (the author of the book; The Design of Everyday Things) about smart design. It is worth listening to. It’s available as both mp3 and Real Audio.

Visit: WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane web site for more information.… Fortsätt läsa