I guess it was a little over a year ago that I started with the Choco theme. While it was fun for a while, it’s become clear that it’s difficult to read, so I’m trying out the “Twenty Eleven” theme from the WordPress team.
So far, I like it. Let me know if you think it’s easier to read, what you love, hate, etc.
Last week, I finally became frustrated with Angstrom on my BeagleBone Black. It’s could be that I have no patience for it. Or It could be that I need more time with it. Either way, it caused me to creatively string together new manifestations of my “Football words” and we’ll just leave it at that.
Without looking back, I just burned it to the ground and grabbed the Ubuntu image and burned it to my 8GB card. Without issue, it ran fine. I am not running any of these systems via a monitor, just via SSH. I put the SD card in, rebooted and SSH’d to it. I was so impressed with how easy it worked, I’m hooked. I installeed java, maven and repeated my Karaf install as well. I got nutty and installed apache web server and mysql just because I could and it was wicked easy. Oh yeah, I thought my wireless adaptor was defective because I just wasn’t able to get it working on Angstrom. It took about 15 minutes to get it working under Ubuntu.
Though I won’t call my time with Angstrom a waste, I will say that it’s just not my cup of tea and I felt right at home with Ubuntu. My next project is to see if I can get one or two different CMSs running on it so I can say that I did. I will post a walk-through for how I set up Ubuntu on the BBB and some How-Tos for some of the apps but they really are fairly simple.
UPDATE: Read my newest post on setting up Ubuntu on the BeagelBone Black, a multi-part series.
A nice, little touch to make the world a better place…
This morning, I happened upon a post from Darren on the LiveCycle Development Kit Blog. He describes a quick technique to format the code in CRXDE Lite by simply highlighting a block of code and clicking SHIFT+CTRL. Imaging my surprise when it actually worked!!! He mentions that it works in Chrome, Firefox and IE but I have yet to test that. My initial test was on CRX v2.4.22
However, I did test it with the CRX v184.108.40.206 and it does not work. ;(
Most of us where I work have stopped using CRXDE Lite for the primary development IDE for out web apps since we worked out the integration with Eclipse. However, I still find myself back in CRXDE Lite from time to time and this is a nice way for me to keep it tidy.
Shortly, I will be doing a series of posts for people who want to get a start in building their own web sites but don’t know where to start. This will be aimed towards beginners and non-technical individuals to get you started in creating a web presence. If you have any suggestions for types of technologies you would like to see, please drop me a note