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Blog Archive: July 2017

Scheme + Bogl + SDL = simple, quick embedded UI

I have been struggling with a way to make a simple user userface for an embedded system with a 640x480 LCD but no keyboard or mouse. The machine only has 64mb of ram and wants to run largely out of ram. This eliminates things like X windows, TK, etc... And, I wanted to be able to hack up experiments quickly. I originally tried Java, but it

Warm Start

It's important to note up front that I don't know what I am talking about. At least when it comes to Lisp. There are some things I on which I can speak authoritatively, but this isn't one of them. Having said that, I am a obsessed with lisp and things lisp. It began when I read first saw some adventure source code in

Never Say Die... (reviving a Linksys WRT54GS)

A while back I did a project using the Linksys wireless routers. Well, more truthfully an associate did all the work, I just managed the project. Anyway, my associate, being rusty with hardware at that point managed to "brick" one of the units. It was toasted and would not respond to the simple recovery proceedure. (aside: I do this all the