Build is next week; I am excited to see how Microsoft will try to win developers over.
I had high ambitions to get some good work in on the Sony Camera SDK this past weekend. However, I was struck with the stomach flu and spent some time in the hospital.
This weekend I am beta testing a video game so I am not sure how much time I will have to sniff the USB protocol.
After looking on the internet for a Sony Alpha SDK, I found that one does not exist. I would have thought that someone would have done some work, but at last I found nothing! I will not promises the world with my attempt at an SDK. I just want to be able to take a photo via USB and download it to my computer (tablet/laptop). Since my tablet is Android it is safe to assume I will have something that will be use-able by you Linux folks. I think this task should be pretty easy and I am setting the goal of a week to knock something out and toss it into GIT. Also, code will be licensed open source with and option to buy a commercial licensed.
If you live in Northern Ohio Cleveland area and have NEX or Alpha camera and want to help; send me a message! Realistically the SDK will only support the A700, unless people are willing to loan me other Sony cameras.
You may remember, I was planing to move my hosting to Amazon’z EC2. This would require constant monitoring and is just not worth it at this time. My site isn’t slow with an average load time ~800 milliseconds, maxing out around ~1.2 seconds with user load.
If you see my site go down (shouldn’t happen) I am moving my site to EC2. This has nothing to do with Media Temple, they offer a great service. However if I am going to move to a dedicated machine I want load balancing and easy growth. I will still be hosting some of my Dedicated virtual servers with Media Temple.
After the recent “attack” from a mirror site of Source Forge. I decided, I also need to check MD5 check-sums on windows machines. You can read about the “backdoor” that was added into phpMyAdmin here: http://sourceforge.net/blog/phpmyadmin-back-door/
I have installed HashCheck Shell Extension. This allows me to just right click and see a property page with check-sums!
I have played World of Warcraft since the game came out. I took breaks and skipped most of The Burning Crusade. Recently, with cross realm zones; I find it really hard to enjoy the world. I chose a low population server for a reason. I like to buy/sell/trade in video games. I feel this is a huge “bug” as they did not merge the auction houses. I am left with more questions and Blizzard has yet to discuss concerns. On the bright side Blizzard did refund my pre-order!
While I had another friend recently leave because he didn’t like the idea of the new expansion. We looked at new games. We started with the Tera Online 7 day trial. After 3 days of playing, we purchased the full game. I am happy with the game. I can use my Xbox 360 controller; While not exact, it does do the job while questing. I will post more about Tera when I get to a higher level. Right now, I am playing a lancer.