I have been creating apps since last year. All of these were from examples
found on youtube. So then I finally got around my provisioning problems at
Apple and ran one app on my ipod. Now I know that it works I'm going to be
switching to one of my books for creating IOS apps. There is a steep learning
curve to master. But it'll be fun as I can run the code on my ipod now and
play with it. I have also ordered 3 more books in a discounted deal from
amazon.com. When I get them I'll released their names. But they deal with
IOS 6. I know, I know IOS 7 will be out soon but when it does come out I'll
be buying IOS 7 books too.
So what sort of app do I want to build for download in the app store? Hmm.
Well I had thought about building an app that doubles as a mouse pointer for
a computer. Basically you connect to the computer with wifi, network or
bluetooth and enter a password, then whatever you move over the ipod's glass
surface gets translated on the computers X11 display. It will need a custom
X11 mouse driver as well, which shouldn't be too hard I believe as sourcecode
for other mouse drivers exists. Once this project is finished I want to
start building the interface for a virtual ipod (in virtual reality). So that
you can have goggles on and have an ipod which you see in VR space. You also
see Apps on this Ipod that don't exists in reality but moving your finger
along the surface causes movement in the virtual reality and you can tap it
and it will respond and such. That's phase two, but I'm only focusing on
phase one right now.
On Greg's cable map there is a second
route going through the arctic and it's said to happen in 2014. Remember
I had a story about Arctic Fibre here
a while ago. While arctic fibre goes along the north-west passage the
goes along the north-east passage and is said to be 190 ms from London-Tokyo.
Remember the soundings I took with ping and traceroute and I expect that my route will
alternate between arctic fibre and polarnet when I go to hong kong after 2014.
I totally envision 280-290ms round-trip latency, it'll be awesome! My
Hong Kong VPS rocks yesterday I renewed it for another year until September
2014, which will be just shy of seeing this fibre go into production, if I
renew again though it'll rock.
Since I was already doing a few errands, I donated 50 euros to OpenBSD. I
also renewed my VPS in Panama for another year (78 euros), and attempted
to renew my VPS in Hong Kong, however I had to submit a ticket to them first.
I'm looking forward to using all my VPS setup another year.
Now that I have a mobile device I noticed how my site sucked on a mobile
device. So I made a redirect based on User-Agent string. This was easy
to do because the main page is served with PHP. It now redirects to a
white page. If you are on a computer and not a mobile device and it
redirects you to /mobile.php then this is an error and I'd appreciate
it if you would let me know this. Thanks.
Yesterday, I purchased an ipod touch. I have several books on IOS programming
and intend to write my own apps for it. Also I may be using it for my
video blog entries as the camera is about the same quality as my webcam,
This article talks about a new 6000 kilometer cable with landing stations in
Panama. As you may or may not know, my host americas.centroid.eu is located
in Panama and it's going to be interesting whether I will profit from this or
not. The profit would be in stability and reachability.
I have added a squid proxy to mars. It is transparent (used with divert-to)
rules. Because of the nature of asymmetric routing going on it took me around
45 minutes to isolate where a route was going, and it was getting stuck on
my AVM Fritzbox router. I can't really blame them, but laying a static route
from mars to Gaia fixed it up. Here is the new network again:
Because the tunnels are MTU 1280 there was some sort of mismatch between
mss and fragmenting (which I don't know how well openbsd does it). It
turned out to be that Videos being loaded by Gaia would get stuck 10 minutes
into the video. I don't even try to figure that out, I placed the squid in
the network and it has a more direct route to the AVM Fritzbox which rewrites
mss and mtu anyhow becuase it uses PPPoE. The squid fixes all these things
and I'm pretty happy.