Friday, February 27, 2009


[08:12:15] is a development site that provides the resources to take advantage of the OMAP 3 Processor. Not only does this site provide information on the OMAP 3 harware, but it also hosts several software repositories.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


[07:44:25] SuperCollider is a programming language used for real time audio synthesis. SuperCollider is often used for acoustic research, algorithmic music, and interactive programming.

[07:43:59] Floating-points are systems for numeric representation where a string of digits represent a rational number. It refers to the fact that a decimal point can float (be placed anywhere relative to the significant digits of the number). The speed of floating-point operations is measured in FLOPS and is important in measuring the performance of a computer in many application domains.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


[10:23:05] DDR signaling means double Data Rate signaling.

[10:25:30] DM320 is a system on a chip created by Texas Instruments.

Friday, February 13, 2009


[00:50:12]The Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine (OGRE) is a flexible 3D rendering engine written in C++. It is used to make it easier for developers to produce applications that use hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. OGRE is free software.

[02:55:20] Ccache is a free software tool that speeds up compiling time by caching the output of C/ C++ compilation, allowing the compilation to be omitted for the next time.

[03:07:47] TeraTerm is am open source free communication program for Microsoft Windows. It supports telnet SSH 1 and 2 Serial port connections. It also has a built in Macro scripting language and other useful plugins. From 2007 to present, Tera Term has been maintained by Tera Term Project as an open source software. The latest versions of Tera Term are compatiable with Windows 98 and higher.

Monday, February 9, 2009


[14:44:21] A commit is the framework of revisions made for source codes. It is like an update or a patch. When changes are made to a source code, a commit is issued to keep others updated and/or allow them to perform new functions or to preform old functions more efficiently. A commit with version control systems is less probable to cause trouble, as it allows "rolling back". This is similar to the "undo" function found in most word processors and games.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


[02:03:56] Sysfs is a virtual file system supplied by Linux 2.6. It is responsible for exporting information about devices and drivers from the kernel device model to the userspace. It can also be used for configuration. [03:11:42] UnionFS is a filesystem service for FreeBSD and Linux. It incorporates a union mount for other file systems and allows branches to be transparently overlaid, forming a single, reliable file system. A union mount allows several different file systems to be mounted simultaneously.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


[03:13:15] According to ds2, rotating media uses up a lot of battery power. [03:10:35] In this case, HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive, which is a type of rotating media. HDD can also stand for High Definition Display. High Definition video refers to any video system with a higher resolution than that of the standard-definition video.

[03:13:40] A solid-state driver (SSD) is a device that stores persistent data by utilizes solid-state memory. An SSD mimics a hard disk drive interface, thereby replacing it in most applications.