Posts Tagged ‘open source’

Mobile Logger – GPX extensions

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

gpx-extRolling the extra logged sensor data into the GPX export took more effort that it should have…but I uncovered and fixed a latent bug in the export feature, so that’s a win right? Regardless, it’s was nice to use the new issue tracker at for real(z) for the first time. I’m looking to get several other features implemented before the next released update…planning on a few weeks. Otherwise, code is available, as always, on github.

OCR for iPhone source

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

ocr_gobbledygookThe source code for the Tesseract OCR for iPhone project has been published. It’s really simple – more of a skeleton, proof-of-concept project than anything else. Still, though, it’s neat to have nearly point-and-shoot text conversion in your pocket.

The project page is: Pocket OCR

The source code is available at github:

There is certainly a lot of improvement to be made. Automatic color correction. Page layout recognition. Perspective correction…the list could go on. The code is there, so…fork away!

(the thumbnail is a bit tongue-in-cheek…but honest. good conversion requires a good source image: well-lit, macro, focused and tightly cropped seems best)

git outta here…

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I’m switching my Source Control Management  software to git. Performance has been great, I’m learning to branch and merge with wild abandon and philosophically it’s right on (what with the distributed model and all).

Creating a new remote repository on my private server was *almost* too easy. The one snafu was getting sshd to include the git binary path for non-interactive login. To save me the trouble of having to look this up again later, add a .bashrc file to your user dir:

export PATH=/usr/local/git/bin:$PATH

Other steps, again for reference.

  • Download the git installer
  • Create a new bare repo on the remote machine:
mkdir -p /path/to/remote/repo.git
cd /path/to/remote/repo.git
git --bare init
  • Add the remote repository to the local machine:
git remote add origin ssh://server/path/to/remote/repo.git
git push origin master
  • Done!

(Unless, of course you get the following message try the .bashrc workaround above)

bash: git-receive-pack: command not found