Archive for February, 2010


February 27, 2010

SCALA, Linked data, Python, Android, Symbian, Google App Engine, The Cloud, Genetic Programming – just a few of the topics on offer at this wonderful 3 day BaseCamp event.

DEV8D at University of London in Malet St took place on Feb 24 – Feb 27. Charles Severance, Jan Reichelt presented to name just two.

The RipRap 3D copying machine was popular. Seemed to be able to copy itself! And made copies of cups and even shoes all by itself 🙂


Android Developers

February 18, 2010

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Android Developers meetup at SkillsMatter Goswell Rd on 18th Feb 2010 – we talked about App performance testing and coding the cube wallpaper for Apps. Talked about Android Apps using Java and eclipse.
Afterwards we went to the pub for more Android talk.


February 18, 2010



The February meeting of the YesAnd Club was at the Adam Street – Private Members Club near Charing Cross in London and in the open mic session we discussed aids, trains with GPS, and aids help, among other topics. At the end we were treated to a card trick.

Android OpenGL ES

February 17, 2010

This program draws a cube in triangles (ES only draws triangles!) according to defined vertices v0, v1, v2 etc. The vertices are colored by ‘colors array’ and then triangles are drawn via the ‘byte indices’ array. Hope this code and pics are self explanatory 🙂
source code – you will have to email me for the zip file
class Cube
public Cube()
int one = 0x10000;
int vertices[] = { // vertices draw a cube

-one, -one, -one, //v0
one, -one, -one, // v1
one, one, -one, // v2
-one, one, -one, // v3
-one, -one, one, // v4
one, -one, one, // v5
one, one, one, // v6
-one, one, one, // v7
int colors[] = {
0, 0, 0, one, //v0 black – red, green, blue, alpha
one, 0, 0, one, //v1 red
one, one, 0, one, //v2 yellow
0, one, 0, one, //v3 green
0, 0, one, one, // v4 blue
one, 0, one, one, // v5 magenta
one, one, one, one, // v6 white
0, one, one, one, // v7 aqua

byte indices[] = {
0, 4, 5, 0, 5, 1, // Draws v0 then v4 then v5 (triangles) etc
1, 5, 6, 1, 6, 2,
2, 6, 7, 2, 7, 3,
3, 7, 4, 3, 4, 0,
4, 7, 6, 4, 6, 5,
3, 0, 1, 3, 1, 2

Fusball at Kick Bar, Shoreditch on Thursday 11th Feb 2010

February 16, 2010

The geeks fusball tournament was GR8 fun. It took place in the lower floor of the Kick Bar – which is just near Old Street/ Shoreditch High Street junction.
It was a knock out with first to 5 goals and loads got knocked out 😦 but it was full to bursting with geeks.
Chloe was there – and got knocked out on the first round – awwwwww. I could not even start – no places left.
Wish I knew who won it! Sorry.
A popular knock-out evening for all 🙂 🙂 🙂
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