Ever had the bright idea of upgrading, say, your Ubuntu machine to use some
snazzy new software from a PPA, only to have it blow up in your face? The grim
realization that there’s no easy downgrade path, instead you’ll have to find
every single package the PPA upgraded and downgrade them by hand to keep
software from breaking? Me too!
I had been hearing a lot about Scene Graph and Qt Quick 2 making it possible to
implement whatever effects one wanted, to really make apps gorgeous, and still
stay in the la-la-land of QML UI coding. What I hadn’t had was a chance to
try it out myself, until recently that is. It’s been the most fun I remember
having in a while, coding-wise.
My only home computer is, and has been for a while, a Nokia Booklet. It’s a
nice ultra-portable fanless laptop that gets about 6-7 hours of use per
charge, and is in my opinion one of the most stylish products ever shipped by