Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ti Chronos Airplane Data Logging Results

I am back from my trip from Ohio and I finally have some time to catch up to get settled back in my routine. Part of my trip was to do some data logging with my shinny new Ti Chronos Watch. I thought this would be a perfect first project. I ended up not using the stock data software as it doesn't log acceleration. I used the code and app from here:


Windows 8 developer preview (download now)

Windows 8 Developer Preview is available for download now!

From Engadget

Got a brain full of Windows 8? Can't stop obsessing about it? Fret not -- as of 8PM PT this evening (just under eight hours from now), you'll be able to download a copy of the Windows Developer Preview to your 32- or 64-bit x86 machine (no activation required) from dev.windows.com. Sorry, ARM hopefuls! Per usual, we'd recommend doing so on a separate partition (or a spare machine altogether) in order to prevent unforeseen conflicts, and we'd also suggest having a stiff glass of patience waiting nearby. Something tells us Redmond's servers are going to be hammered."
Update: The download is live! Click here to try it out yourself, while the slightly less daring can hang on for our first impressions of Microsoft's latest and greatest once we've installed and given it a try.

I just finished downloading it and I am going to try it in a Virtual Machine. 

Let me know if you are trying it, what you think and where you are installing it.

UPDATE: I have it running in a Virtual Box Virtual Machine set with a 1GB of RAM and so far so good. I just wish I had a touchscreen to try it on. This will awesome to have it running my HP Touchpad! I hope the ARM version can run win32 apps, but probably not. I can set the RAM higher but I wanted to see how well it runs with a 1GB. I install the 64bit Developer ISO. I probably won't right any apps but you never know. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blogging from 37000ft with GoGo Air!

Just wanted to drop a quick post, just to say I have blogged from 37000ft. Currently flying over Utah to Dallas  from San Francisco with a final destination in Dayton, OH.

Thanks to GoGOAir I am able to do this. Their service works pretty well and enjoying it. I do have to say that web browsing is great but doing a speed test not so much. I was getting less then .3Mbps which is nothing compared to normal mobile broadband which is what you are supposed to get. Of course it could be just the amount of people using internet right now. Its a full 737 so lots of people on board.

Currently we are traveling at 540Mph.

I will have WiFi on my second leg and on the return trip if anyone has questions or want me to try anything. I will try some video streaming and see if that is possible but I doubt it, maybe audio will be fine.

Forgive any grammar and spelling errors since I don't have my editor around to check my post.

Thanks everyone for reading my blog and don't forget to follow me.

Edit: Forgot to add the best deal for people who don't fly often is the 24hr pass. Its $12.95 but on sale this weekend for $9.95. So I bought 2 passes.