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pid.codes
"pid.codes is a registry of USB PID codes for open source hardware projects." Nice.
electronics  hardware  opensource  usb 
june 2018 by infovore
Why open source hardware works for Music Thing Modular — Music Thing Modular Notes — Medium
Great article on the pleasures of open source hardware - especially for people entirely happy to see their ideas flourish, grow, and improve in ways that might not have been able to imagine. Tom's hardware is great fun to both play and tinker with.
tomwhitwell  synthesizers  musicthingmodular  modularsynth  openhardware  opensource 
april 2016 by infovore
OWL Programmable Effects Pedal by Martin Klang — Kickstarter
"The OWL is an open source, open hardware, reprogrammable effects pedal designed for musicians, coders, and hackers." Ie: a DSP stompbox with an ARM Cortex in it; you reprogram it by writing C++ and uploading new patches over USB.
music  diy  opensource  effects  dsp 
june 2013 by infovore
Shruthi-1, 4-Pole Mission edition | Mutable instruments
Oooh, the Shruthi got an upgrade: not just white PCBs, but an interesting new filter board. Seriously tempted by one of these.
opensource  synthesizer  electronics  shruthi1 
april 2012 by infovore
MapBox
"Design, host and share your own custom maps." Interesting - tile hosting, tile creation.
opensource  maps  mapping  gis  hosting 
april 2011 by infovore
scraplab — My app and I
Tom on writing the Noticings Uploader - and making the code open-source.
tomtaylor  opensource  ios  iphone  noticings 
july 2010 by infovore
xkcd: Infrastructures
"Do you see this? It's the world's tiniest open-source violin." Yes.
xkcd  opensource  comic  privacy 
may 2010 by infovore
freerange's manifesto at master - GitHub
"This information describes how Free Range operates, both as a business and as a culture.

We're open-sourcing our business, from the site to the contracts to the philosopy. Value does not come from these things, but from putting these ideas into practice. These ideas are not assets - we, the people, are.

Fork this." Free Range have put their manifesto and operating principles onto Github.
github  freerange  business  software  development  process  opensource 
may 2010 by infovore
gemcutter | awesome gem hosting
"Gemcutter is the next generation of gem hosting for the Ruby community. Instantly publish your gems and install them. Use the API to interact and find out more information about available gems. Become a contributor and enhance the site with your own changes." Apparently this is the next big thing, post-github not serving gems. Let's chase this trend for a bit.
ruby  gems  hosting  programming  development  gemcutter  opensource 
october 2009 by infovore
bitquabit - The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News
"The next time you see an application you like, think very long and hard about all the user-oriented details that went into making it a pleasure to use, before decrying how you could trivially reimplement the entire damn thing in a weekend. Nine times out of ten, when you think an application was ridiculously easy to implement, you’re completely missing the user side of the story." Yes. Similarly: what you don't see is the decision-making, everything that was thrown away.
programming  design  opensource  process  architecture  development  interaction 
july 2009 by infovore
Primrose
Jason Rohrer has a new puzzle game out, designed primarily for iPhone but also available for OSX/Windows/Linux as ever. The UI is very thoughtful, for something finger-driven; the game mechanic is complex, but I think I'll get a handl eon it soon. I hope.
jasonrohrer  games  puzzle  iphone  independent  opensource  abstract 
april 2009 by infovore
strobist-project-opensource-trigger - Google Code
It's an open-source radio-trigger for small flashes. Really! The hardware, the software - the whole lot - is open source. The Strobist community never ceases to impress with its ingenuity.
flash  offcamera  photography  lighting  strobe  strobist  electronics  hardware  opensource 
april 2009 by infovore
LÖVE - Free 2D Game Engine
"LÖVE is an unquestionably awesome 2D game engine, which allows rapid game development and prototyping in Lua." And it all looks rather pretty, too. Must investigate further!
programming  games  development  opensource  opengl  engine  lua  sdl 
january 2009 by infovore
Transmission
"Transmission is a fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client." Impressive OSX version, for a multi-platform tool, too. Very pleased with this after Tomato gave up the ghost.
osx  opensource  tool  utility  bittorrent  client 
january 2009 by infovore
Pages Generator — GitHub
Lovely way to generate pages for your github projects - and to do so as a branch of said project. Clever.
opensource  git  versioncontrol  sourcecontrol  github 
december 2008 by infovore
When Linux fails | Tux Deluxe
"The outcome of this rampant illegal software copying is that Windows is seen as "the first world standard" and any attempt to push a cheaper alternative is strongly resisted. They consider it trying to cheat local people out of getting the same quality of software that is used in the developed world, even though it's a legal way of getting quality software for free." Not what you'd expect, but totally understandable: as said before, there is a middle class everywhere, and it has the same aspirations everywhere.
windows  opensource  linux  africa  aspiration  middleclass  software 
december 2008 by infovore
Fuzebox - Open Source Game Console
"The Fuzebox is a fully open-source, DIY 8-bit game console. It is designed specifically for people who know a little bit of programming to expand into designing and creating their own video games and demos. A full-featured core runs in the background and does all the video and audio processing so that your code stays clean and easy to understand." Ooh, that could be interesting.
games  hardware  hacking  electronics  programming  development  opensource 
november 2008 by infovore
Alan’s Kiloblog » GitHub and Git: Sharing Your Code, for What It’s Worth, Without a Begging Entry into Open Source Communities
"SourceForge is about projects. GitHub is about people... This is a pivot of the traditional open source project website. A pivot from project to programmer. I love the pivot."
git  github  community  programming  development  opensource 
november 2008 by infovore
Relevant History: Reflections on tinkering
"As we move into a world in which we can manufacture things as cheaply as we print them, the skills that tinkerers develop-- not just their ability to play with stuff, or to use particular tools, but to share their ideas and improve on the ideas of others-- will be huge." Lots of good reflections from "Tinkering As A Mode Of Knowledge".
tinkering  hacking  technology  making  opensource  building  craft  prototyping  learning  education 
november 2008 by infovore
The igraph library for complex network research
"igraph is a free software package for creating and manipulating undirected and directed graphs. It includes implementations for classic graph theory problems like minimum spanning trees and network flow, and also implements algorithms for some recent network analysis methods, like community structure search." Oh, that could be very handy
ruby  visualization  networkanalysis  graphing  socialgraph  programming  opensource 
november 2008 by infovore
Sweetcron - The Automated Lifestream Blog Software
This looks like it could be interesting/fun; if anything, worth watching as a slightly more attractive option for lifestreaming...
web  tools  socialsoftware  lifestreaming  opensource 
august 2008 by infovore
The Tombs of Asciiroth
"The Tombs of Asciiroth is a free, open source game you can play right now in your browser. It has arcade, puzzle and exploration-style game play in an extensive world of font-based abstraction. If it looks a little old school, it's only because I've been trying to make this game since 1980. But other things kept getting in the way. Hope you have some fun with it."
web  rpg  roguelike  opensource  games 
august 2008 by infovore
Ubigraph: Free dynamic graph visualization software
"UbiGraph is a tool for visualizing dynamic graphs. The basic version is free, and talks to Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, C, C++, C#, Haskell, and OCaml."
visualisation  graphing  opensource  software  programming  graphics  statistics 
may 2008 by infovore
The best DS homebrew.
"Not necessarily the completest 'best' collection, but some of the more notable games, applications and emulators that have grabbed my attention long enough to stay on my DS."
ds  homebrew  opensource  play  games  mobile  nintendo  nintendods 
april 2008 by infovore
UFO: Alien Invasion
"UFO: Alien Invasion", an open-source clone of the X-Com/UFO games, now has an OSX port available. That requires trying out, then.
games  ufo  xcom  strategy  opensource  osx  mac 
april 2008 by infovore
Ripplerap - the collaborative conferencing tool
"Manage your conference notes and share them with other delegates, even with unreliable conference wi-fi!" Based on Tiddlywiki - an early piece of output from BT's Open Source division (and Osmosoft). Congrats to Jeremy!
opensource  bt  conferencing  wiki  html  online  tiddlywiki 
february 2008 by infovore
My default WordPress setup: 17 must-have plugins | FactoryCity
"Recently I took a look at the numerous WordPress blogs I maintain and decided to extract some of the best plugins I use across them." - for once, a decent list, with some stuff I should look into on it.
wordpress  plugins  blogging  weblog  software  opensource 
january 2008 by infovore
Zenphoto » Download
"Zenphoto is an answer to lots of calls for an online gallery solution that just makes sense. After years of bloated software that does everything and your dishes, zenphoto just shows your photos, simply." Looks rather good. Thinking about this.
photography  photoblogging  blogging  tool  opensource  application  php 
january 2008 by infovore
Humanized > Weblog: Ten Ways to Make More Humane Open Source Software
"In an effort to understand usability in the OSS world, I’ve researched the stories behind my favorite — and least favorite — OSS programs."
opensource  design  software  programming  development 
october 2007 by infovore
Work - MyTopix - Jaia Interactive
Interesting-looking little PHP web-forum.
forum  software  php  opensource 
september 2007 by infovore
SourceForge.net: pdftohtml
pdf-to-html conversion utility, in C.
pdf  utilites  html  opensource  conversion 
august 2007 by infovore
Zonbu
$99 desktop that has 4gb of internal storage and uses S3 for the rest. Distributed thin-ish clients, much like were promised in the golden age of Java. Etc, etc, etc.
computer  hardware  s3  network  distribution  opensource 
august 2007 by infovore
Open Source Food
Delicious Food. Beautiful Photography. Created, rated and improved by you and fellow food-lovers from all over the world.
food  recipes  cooking  opensource  photography  kitchen  community 
june 2007 by infovore
MT4 Beta: Download Movable Type Beta
MT4 is now in beta. Proper beta. "New look": looks very good; functionality seems up-to-scratch; to be open-sourced later in the year. Wow.
movabletype  blog  cms  sixapart  weblog  mt  opensource 
june 2007 by infovore
George Osborne: Recasting the political settlement for the digital age
Reasonably interesting speech from George Osborne at the RSA; interesting given how savvy it is, and how (within reason) fair. Certainly interesting coming from the conservatives.
conservatives  politics  opensource  georgeosborne  society  technology 
march 2007 by infovore
Development Blog › WordPress 2.1 “Ella”
Wordpress 2.1 is now out. Probably better check this out, then...
wordpress  cms  blogging  software  opensource 
january 2007 by infovore
Barcode scanner
Open source barcode scanning for OSX with iSights. Gives me ideas, that does...
barcode  scanning  opensource  osx  software 
november 2006 by infovore
The "View Source" key
Most interesting - the OLPC has a dedicated view source key - not just for the web, but for everything...
hardware  design  open  opensource  education  software 
november 2006 by infovore
lucidCMS
Open-source CMS that sounds a little different. Perhaps worth a look
cms  opensource  publishing 
december 2004 by infovore

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