Pinguy OS

The other day I stumbled upon a really good Linux optimization package of Ubuntu 11 – the nice thing about this is the pre-setup of many media and office tools just to name a few.

If you’re new to Linux or like me, just hate spending hours trying to get things to work after an install, head over to Pinguy OS and check them out.  This will make a great fresh install or work off of a live CD.

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info Update to version 1.3.6

Last night I pushed out an update for the Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info app (now version 1.3.6).   The update added a user requested size of 8-40 UNS.  I also corrected a couple of errors I found in the M2, M5, and M24 Screw sizes.

I know it is sounding like a broken record, I’m running a lot behind on the 2.0 update (AOD had a lot to do with it) ; but, I look to have something eventually (please read as I’ve not given up), please stay tuned …..

Thank you again!
~Jim

PS: How did you think I found the errors?  Yup, getting resource files and data together 🙂

Where did the soundboards go?

All of the JimsJump soundboards have been removed from this site and Android Market.

One in particular (the most popular) was decommissioned by external request.  As a mode of self preservation, the remaining soundboards were also removed voluntarily.

As always, thank you for the support, comments, and positive feedback.

App Updates!

Both Jim’s Date Calc and the Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info were updated tonight.

Both saw a minor change that increased opening speed after the initial install and disclaimer acceptance.

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info was updated to add Roll Form Tap sizes and allow for better resizing of the diagram (for developers it was made into a 9 patch graphic – worked wonders).

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info v2.0 development has been slowed and still continues.  All the data is collected now and the next step is getting the graphics and GUI right.  I know it is being picky; however, my goal is for it to be easy to use and correct – that takes time to do.

Happy Easter and have a blessed holiday!  Keep in mind the reason for the season.

~Jim

[Video] 1968, Bell Lab’s Thinking Machines, oldie but goodie . . . .

I remember watching this movie as it was called then, you know the kind with the projector and movie reel, (yeah I’m that old) way back in Jr. High School in the late 70’s.  Amazing how accurate it still remains today (to some degree).  Lots of innovation has been made on media storage (gigabytes on chips smaller than a postage stamp), languages (think BabbleFish & Google Translate), and recognition (both video and voice).  Let this serve as a reminder of just how far we’ve come since 1968 . . . .

Source: AT&T Tech Channel, via: Engadget

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info App – v1.3.0 Update

I bet you’re saying wait a minute, he promised a v2.0 update!

Well, as part of that effort, I have found some corrections, quick fixes, and other bugs that really needed to be fixed before going too deep into the version 2 design process.

Major fixes include:
– Adding ALL Metric screws, from M1 to M30  (Course and Fine, ISO, etc added)
– drill chart cleaned up, and optimized – I think you’ll like this.
– fixed a bug where change from Metric back to English happens during device rotation
– added localization for Italy (Italian)
(thanks goes to Google for noting I needed this added Market)
– application size reduction by ~75% !!!  now ~410 kb  (was ~1650 kb)
– can still move to SD Card

Please comment in this post on your review and feedback!

Again this is part of the process . . .    now on to version 2.0 !!