Thursday, August 13, 2009

Saving/Printing Google Reader stories through

Recently Google Reader added a new feature, 'Send To', that can be configured on the Reader Settings page. 'Send To' lets you pass the original article's URL to a few predefined online sites and services.

Luckily, in addition to the predefined sites, it is also possible to add and configure custom services that you'd like to process the URL with.
One of my favorite pages is, that can print a page or post after stripping away content that is not part of the main article. It can also save the page as a PDF file.
So right away I tried to create an custom 'Send To' item for Google Reader, that lets me forward the article to PrintFriendly for processing.

All you have to do is go to the 'Send To' tab on the Settings page, click on the 'Create a custom link' button at the bottom and enter the following information:

Name : PrintFriendly
URL :${url}
Icon URL :

and click save.
After that, when you read an article in the Reader, the Send To list at the bottom will include the PrintFriendly option, in addition to the others you enabled. Clicking it will bring up the page with the article already loaded and cleaned up. You can do further editing before printing or saving to PDF.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

N 6100 linux framebuffer driver

I finally sorted out the underlying spi master/slave setup issues and were able to start working on a linux framebuffer driver.
The first version can be downloaded from the link below. It is a fairly standard framebuffer driver, based on the skeletonfb sample module. After the module is loaded it should create the /dev/fb0 device node. The node can then be used to send data (image data mostly) to te screen.
(mmap-ed write access is not supported right now, the write() function can be used to send image data to the screen in a similar fashion.)
If the fbcon driver is built into the kernel, it can also use this driver and turn the lcd into a small console screen (see image on the right).
More information about rebuilding the driver and module parameters can be found in the README.txt file in the archive.

Download : n6100fb-0.01.tar.gz