Author Archives: cwayne

Create an Ubuntu Scope in minutes

Ever wanted to write a scope, but don’t know C++ or how to create a click chroot?  Now you can create a scope from a twitter account, youtube channels/playlists, or RSS feed in a matter of minutes, no code required!   Scope-creator is a command line (for now..) tool that can be used to get […]

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Fitbit Charge HR — A week and one update later

So I’ve had my Charge HR for a little while now, so I figured an updated review was in order. TL;DR I love it. There was a recent update to the firmware that seems to have made the heart rate much more accurate for me, especially when I work out on the elliptical.  Here’s my […]

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Fitbit Charge HR

I finally got my new Fitbit!  I was emailed a code to buy the Charge HR, and I jumped all over it, as I’ve been really excited about the all-day heart rate monitoring (I really like to know how many calories I burn throughout the day, because then I know how much food I can […]

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Galileo updated in PPA

Sorry I had neglected this for a bit, but the latest version of Galileo is now available in my PPA.  It has also been uploaded for 12.04, 14.04, 14.10, and vivid (15.04).  Please test and if you find any issues, shoot me an email at

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Sync your fitbit one/force/flex/zip from Ubuntu with galileo

Thanks to Benoit Allard, there is now a way to sync the newer fitbit devices from within Ubuntu!  I’ve packaged it up and put it in my PPA, so now it’s easier than ever to sync your Fitbit.  To install (make sure the USB dongle is plugged in):  

The sync should now happen […]

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Why I use Unity: Part 1

There was recently a thread on reddit about whether or not people use scopes, and as usual, the vocal “UNITY SUCKS I HATE CANONICAL BECAUSE I LOVE GNOME2 AND WISH IT WAS STILL 1996″ crowd was present, although there were also quite a few positive answers.  What it made me realize most, though, is how […]

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fitbit-steps-indicator ready for initial testing

Inspired by Stuart Langridge’s Ubuntu Edge Progress Indicator, I decided that it would be a good idea to make a new indicator.  The first thing that came to mind was my Fitbit, so that I can keep track of my steps straight from my OS.  So, I updated the account-plugin-fitbit online account, and made a […]

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check ubuntu edge’s progress with ubuntu-edge-indicator

Stuart Langridge wrote a great little indicator app to keep track of Ubuntu Edge’s Indiegogo crowd-funding progress.  The one thing it was missing was being packaged, so i went ahead and took care of that.  To get the indicator and keep track of the progress straight from the desktop!  To get the indicator:

To […]

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on weight loss and being healthier

Back in November, I realized that I needed to make a change.  I’ve always been a big guy, but I was now the huge guy, and I was sick of it.  Since then, I’ve lost nearly 100 pounds (99.5 at the moment).  I realized that someone else may be able to learn from my experiences, and […]

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Connect with your FitBit account to get your FitBit accomplishments!

The FitBit is a small device, essentially a pedometer on steroids, that counts your steps and stairs climbed, and uses this information (along with your weight) to calculate your calories burned throughout the day.  The goal of this is to show the user how active they are on that day, and to persuade them to become […]

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