sábado, 9 de abril de 2011

PSX4Droid Playstation Emulator now is free for all, and open source

PSX4Droid Playstation Emulator now is free for all, and open source: "

PSX4Droid is a very popular Playstation emulator that was in the Android Market, that is right up until the Xperia Play launched then out of no where Google pulled the app for violating content policies. You can read more about that here. We aren’t sure if they just finally pulled the trigger to pull the app, or if Sony and their exciting Xperia Play had a role in that.

Now it is time to play on, because in light of Google pulling the app, creator ZodTTD has released the game FREE for all to enjoy. He did say that “In the meantime, I’m exploring 3rd party markets and I have decided to make psx4droid free, based it on the open source software PCSX-ReARMed by Notaz, and made it compliant.”

Not only is it free, but it is open source for others to work on and improve it. This is good news for all of us. I am assuming he will be continuing development for the app, as well as having others help in the open community. It is sad to see it resort to this, but hopefully better things come in the future for this app and anything from ZodTTD.


PSX4DROID v3.0.0_apk

[via ZodTTD]


Celebrating 20 Years of Linux [Video/Infographic]

Celebrating 20 Years of Linux [Video/Infographic]: "

The Linux Foundation is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Linux operating system. Check out this video and timeline to see some of the major milestones in Linux history.

Linux first made an appearance in 1991 as the hobby project of Linus Torvald and, rather slowly at first, began to creep across the globe. Twenty years later Linux is a popular desktop operating system, the back bone of hundreds of thousands of servers, embedded in cellphones and game consoles, and the brains of the 10 fastest super computers in the world.

Visit the Linux Foundation at the link below for a higher resolution timeline image as well as additional information about the 20th anniversary celebration.

Linux Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration [via Mashable]

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How to Be a Pedant

How to Be a Pedant: "

I vs. me

You know already that I’m a grammar stickler. I care about proper punctuation and spelling. I want people to use the right words. I cringe when apostrophes are scattered willy-nilly throughout plurals, and when they’re missing from what should be contractions. I complain.

I’m a bit more forgiving about typos, which are an error of the fingertips. Typos are like stumbling a bit or spilling something — it’s easy to be a bit clumsy sometimes and everyone does it from time to time. You try to be careful, and most of the time you keep from falling on your face. But what gets me are those errors that show you haven’t learned the correct way to do something, because those are like wearing your shoes on the wrong feet. Sure, a kid might make that mistake, but only until he learns to identify and distinguish the shoes.

Sure, its and it’s may look pretty similar (like a left shoe and a right shoe), but once you learn how they function you should be able to tell them apart pretty easily. Adults typically do not walk around with their shoes on the wrong feet. Heck, even older kids rarely do that. If only using the wrong you’re/your in a sentence caused the same sort of mild physical discomfort. Then perhaps it would be easier to learn.

That, by the way, is why I’m an editor at GeekDad. I don’t really give a lot of input on what we post and what we don’t, so if you have a complaint about whether or not a particular Google Doodle is worth talking about, that’s not really my department. But, darn it, that post better be grammatically correct. (Oh, hey, I just noticed it was missing a comma.) Yup, I’m basically a glorified proofreader, but that’s my passion and I take it quite seriously. That’s why, when I was having business cards printed up for the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire, I decided to have a little fun with it, putting some mini-lessons on the backs:

Business Cards

The backs of my new business cards (and one front). Click to enlarge.

I can’t guarantee you that I’ll find all the errors; GeekDad writers are a prolific bunch and I’ve got my own writing to do as well. What I do promise you is that I’ll do my best to find and eliminate errors before they’re published, because it really pains me.

But not literally. That would mean something different.


10aprendendo com o Coala #9

10aprendendo com o Coala #9: "


Agradecimentos especiais ao Cid Não Salvo e ao Lucas O verso do inverso por ajudar nas pesquisas.


sexta-feira, 8 de abril de 2011

Bringing Google I/O direct to you with I/O Live

Bringing Google I/O direct to you with I/O Live: "(Cross-posted from the Google Code Blog)

After Google I/O sold out in 59 minutes, we gave ourselves a challenge: bring I/O 2011 to as many developers as we could, even those that didn't have tickets to Moscone Center. So for those of you not joining us in San Francisco or at one of our I/O Extended viewing parties, visit www.google.com/io on May 10-11 from the comforts of your own home, office or anywhere you have a reliable Internet connection for I/O Live.

I/O Live will bring all of the excitement at Moscone Center to our online website, where the keynotes, sessions and Developer Sandbox will come to life for audiences all over the world. Starting on May 10, the Google I/O homepage will become the I/O Live dashboard, where you can:
  • Watch livestream video feeds from our two largest session rooms from 9:00 a.m PST to 6:00 p.m. PST during both days of the conference. This will include streaming of the keynotes, as in years past, as well as—new for 2011—the addition of sessions from Android and Chrome. We’ll also aim to post HD video recordings from sessions that are not livestreamed within 24 hours.
  • Read captions from the livestreamed sessions in real-time. Plus, to make sure all our content is accessible, all remaining videos will also be captioned. For international developers, captions will be machine translated to all languages that are supported by Google Translate.
  • Be one of the first to know by getting your news direct from the source. The latest announcements and news will be added to our I/O Live dashboard in real-time.
  • Submit your questions to our Sandbox developers. We'll post answers for the questions with the most votes.
In the coming weeks, we’ll update our Sessions and Sandbox pages with all the relevant information you’ll need to participate in I/O Live. In the meantime, visit our temporary I/O Live page, where you can get our new HTML5 badge to display on your website and let us know that you’ll be watching on May 10 and 11.

This year is slated to be our largest Google I/O event to date. So whether you’re joining us in San Francisco, from an I/O Extended event, or even the comforts of your own Shangri-la, we’re looking forward to seeing you at 9 a.m. PDT on May 10 as we count down to 00:00:00:00 and I/O Live.

Posted by Monica Tran, Google I/O Team


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