Trying Out a New Theme


wordpressI 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.

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Ubuntu on BeagleBone Black


beagle_squareLast 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.

Adobe CQ – Auto Formatting in CRXDE Lite


Adobe-CQ-264x300A 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 v2.2.0.68 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.

Thanks Darren!

Software Development Toolbox


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