Android audio applications

Signal generator 1.0.2 Outputs sine, pink noise, and white noise Volume and frequency sliders Controls are hard to grab at the edges Volume control is independent from the phone’s volume control Doesn’t go below 100 Hz Sine waves are distorted and badly aliased at high frequencies.  THD+N measurements: 100 Hz 0.149% 1 kHz: 0.08% 10 […]

Two improvements to Google Earth

In wide views, it should show whole-Earth (or whole-Mars, etc) images like the Blue Marble instead of a patchwork of smaller images. There should be a “fovea” at the poles to avoid the problem of hundreds of converging strips when zoomed into the poles.  This happens for both the planets and sky views, making Polaris […]

Is Ubuntu getting any better?

Here’s the same Ubuntu Forums experience polls charts as in Ubuntu release quality, but I’ll keep this one up-to-date with each release: These charts lump together upgrades and clean installs, since the ratios are similar for both, and it shows more clearly the overall trend. Feisty (1,387) 47% 23% 30% Gutsy (5,479) 22% 44% 34% […]

Jaunty fresh install notes

Similar to the Intrepid fresh install notes, I kept notes while installing Jaunty from the CD on my Dell Inspiron 8600, trying to see it the way a complete newcomer would. Again, the language selection screen is ugly. Again, you have to reboot after checking the CD for errors. Currently it says “Press F4 to […]

Ubuntu newcomer experience

I recently got a new hard drive, and installed Ubuntu on it from scratch.  I decided to put myself in the mindset of a newcomer and see how the experience compares now that I’ve been using it for two years. My unorganized notes: Language selection screen after booting from CD is jarring, not totally intuitive, […]