Kiwi


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Another nostalgic post about an old project that I’m purging from my closet… This time from late-1999 through mid-2000. The Kiwi was a rather ambitious built-from-scratch Linux PDA that I spent my high school years on. My original goal for this project was reminiscent of the One Laptop Per Child project. I liked typing my notes, but of course laptops were prohibitively expensive. I wanted to design a very simple PDA, with a keyboard, that... Read More

PicoGUI… not quite dead yet?

Way back in 1999, when I was in high school, I started my own embedded GUI project for a little 68EZ328-based Linux machine I wire-wrapped. This turned into PicoGUI, which I spent about 4 years working on. It was a great learning experience, but I eventually stopped maintaining PicoGUI. (I wrote a short document at the time, explaining why.) Apparently there’s at least one device that still runs it… the mvBlueLYNX networked camera from... Read More

2002 seems so long ago

Somehow I end up revisiting my past life as an embedded systems GUI hacker from time to time. I’m not entirely sure what prompted it, but I realized that PicoGUI‘s site is still up and running on a full Plone instance that Zettai has been kind enough to provide for us. This is clearly overkill for a very dead, very static site. I used a combination of httrack and some manual hacks to create a static archive of the site, and moved it to... Read More