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Configuring The Guru Plug

Here's a list of steps to get you started with the Guru Plug. It's basically a summary of information scattered across various websites. I'm mainly using this as a reference for myself but I'm posting it here in case you might find it useful, too.

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Openmoko Sound Theme Updated

HAL Is Other People, the Openmoko sound theme I made for Alphaone, has been updated to version 1.0.

Alphaone's Personal Openmoko Sound Theme

Finally I, too, am the proud owner of a Neo Freerunner Linux Smartphone! I flashed the SHR firmware image yesterday and I was surprised to find that they still ship it with one of my early ring tones set as default. But that's not the reason why this is worth blogging about.

My friend and roommate Daniel gave me the device for a very nice bargain: He wanted a personal sound theme in return. And of course, in the spirit of the whole Freerunner idea, he wants to make it available to everyone.

Firmware Sources For Archos 5 And Archos 7

I own an Archos 5 portable media player. It's a great piece of hardware based on an ARM Cortex CPU, it plays Ogg Vorbis and FLAC encoded music and it runs a proprietary firmware on top of a Linux system. Unfortunately, Archos has a very strict policy prohibiting homebrew applications on their devices so they can charge extra for every new feature.

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Display Images From A USB Drive Using PhotoFrame

There is a way that will allow the PhotoFrame Chumby Widget to display images that are stored on a USB drive; it is a bit tricky, but it works. The idea is to replace the web server that runs on the Chumby with one that is installed on the USB drive which will allow you to configure it easily.

Here's how it's done:

Chumby Widget: PhotoFrame

I've created my first Chumby Widget, a photo viewer for pictures hosted on your web server. They can be located either in a directory on a public server or a private one inside your personal network, so you can use the widget to display private images without having to publish them or upload them to a third-party image hosting service. With a little more effort, it is also possible to store the images on a USB drive plugged into your Chumby - go here first if that's what you prefer.

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