Monthly Archives: January 2010

27″ Apple iMac – flickering fix?

I have been very tempted to buy an iMac. I have an iPhone and love it. I have been doing some reviews of apps for young children (dropped off a bit due to work commitments, trying to get back into it). I would love to have a crack at writing an app myself (even if […]

MIDI on the LiveScribe pen

I originally thought the LiveScribe pen could only play one note at a time. However, what I did not realize at the time was the pen supports JSR-135, which is a MIDI interface. MIDI is how computers can talk to devices like digital pianos, keyboards, drum kits etc. Using MIDI, chords can be played on […]

Recognizing Musical Chords using Ludef files on the LiveScribe pen

The LiveScribe pulse pen has built in handwriting recognition software.  Unfortunately its not very good unless your pen application (penlet) gives it a lexicon.  With a lexicon, it works pretty well – however when my lexicon reached 50,000+ lines I found out about a currently undocumented feature, Ludef files.  Ludef files are a grammar file […]

Good LiveScribe Penlet Design

The LiveScribe pen allows penlets (pen applications) to be written in J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition) and deployed onto the pen.  There are not a lot of penlets around yet, so I thought I would share a few personal opinions on how to structure penlets well, based on early penlet writing experience (and years of […]

LiveScribe Developer Day Highlights (14 Jan 2010)

LiveScribe just had a developer day where LiveScribe talked to a number of topics.  Slides of the presentation are available here.  Highlights are: Partial results from a survey of LiveScribe users More details on on competition Roadmap of future features They even had a special guest – James Gosling of Java fame.  Applications on the […]