Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cobrets update

I've added a configurable screen filter state to Cobrets app. Check it out!





Get it on Google Play

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Working on Cobrets 2.0





I want to make the filter opacity configurable from the notification bar. When that's done I'll update it on google play. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cobrets Android app

  Cobrets (Configurable brightness presets) is a widget that controls the screen brightness. It provides 3 configurable brightness presets plus Android's auto brightness setting (at the moment, brightness values in this state are not configurable)

  States are also configurable. You can add and remove states to the widget.

  It can be set to adapt best on different wallpapers by changing it's icon color to black, white or add a background to it.

Features in the works:
*- A screen filter state
*- Multiple independent widgets

Sun icon made by dAkirby309 from http://dakirby309.deviantart.com/

Google play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rombus.evilbones.cobrets



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Android alarms shortcut



I wrote this app for having a shortcut to Android's default alarm manager.
Here's the code for making that happen:

Sorry for the image, I can't seem to get syntax highlighting to work. I'll fix that ASAP.

Play store link HERE.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wifi Dell inspiron 3420 - chipset bcm43142 - Debian Wheezy

 After a Debian Wheezy netinstall, while connected through Ethernet  cable, I did the following steps in order to get my WiFi card working:
Download broadcom driver:
$ wget http://jas.gemnetworks.com/debian/pool/main/w/wireless-bcm43142/wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb

Install dependencies:
# apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

Install downloaded driver:
# dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb

After a reboot my WiFi was working flawlessly.

Korg KRmini

  Not long ago I got my hands on a Korg KRmini, it's a small digital drum machine that sounds amazing.
Sounds loud enough to let you play along with an acoustic instrument without worries.
These are the downsides I see in it:
  • Creating a custom rhythm isn't as easy as it may be. The device turns into a drum pad and let's you play the pattern you want. The problem with this is that if you suck at playing drum pad then your custom rhythm will suck too. What I mean by this is that it doesn't provide some type of quantization.
  • It would be great if you could hook it up to your PC and program the patterns and songs there with a sequencer of some sorts, then go away and use the device to play those patterns.
  • Trying to get time signatures that aren't 4/4 is a pain

  It's fun to use it as a cool metronome or to play basic stuff but in reality a drum sequencer running on a computer is way better. I guess that I could, someday, learn how to use it in it's full potential but for now there are a few scenarios where this device comes in handy to me.

Internet comments

  I always read comments on GNU/Linux | FOSS | OS forums about how all developers are stupid because they don't all work in the same project. Because they fragment the software scene and they confuse the average user. Like releasing an Ubuntu based distro, or creating another music player for Linux.

  Come on guys, what the fuck?

  First of all, fuck the average user. If the average user doesn't want to learn and bitches about something being difficult, then don't use the software, as simple as that.

  The other thing is that developers do whatever they want on their free time.   If they want to make another text editor, another Ubuntu based distro with different background or another music player, that's absolutely fine.

  Why they should work on whatever you think they should work In Their Free Time?