Monday, September 15, 2008

The past and present

Working on embedded system has always been my wildest dream. Working on embedded Linux in specific makes it wilder. Embedded system is targeted to be compact and sleek, fast and efficient in no less elegant manner. But on the trade off, you got less tools at your disposal, often resort in tedious process to build things - cross compiling. This is very much expected and long to have been practiced.

The only concern is, when you were bounded by tight schedule cycle, you might want to look at more faster way. My ultimate goal is to build the embedded Linux distro with complete toolchain so that cross compiling could be avoided.

Linux From Scratch is a perfect reference for this. It is very easy anyone could do it, so to speak. If you got a little time to spare and keen to know how everything were put together, do visit

I was supposed busy reading the text but suddenly I realized I was already at youtube watching AJ McLean in Oprah Winfrey show telling the world how he got rehabilitate from the things he has been doing. Then the other boys showed up to give their support. I was touched not by the bond they possess but mainly because I grew up listening to their songs. Put aside their harmonious vocal. If you grew up in the late 90's, in the era of boy bands and girl groups, where magazine like Max and *Smash Hits selling like hot cakes, and Lil Kev - Fly Guy were Morning Crew at Hitz FM ; it is unavoidable to not listen to their music, especially for a group like BSB, regarded as one of the most successful boy band in history with 75 million album sold worldwide. They were phenomenal, 10 years ago. Few of their songs associates with my memories directly or indirectly. Different song linked to different subject but summed up to one single thing, reminds me of the good old days - where tears and laughters, hopes and dreams culminate in exquisite sublime account.


aki_koba said...

linux - totally living your dreams idz. i hope

Stridz said...


rasyd said...

abg stridz.boleh tlg bagi guide kat saya mcm mana nk expert linux?

Stridz said...

rasyd, sy pun tak expert linux. tp kalau nak expert, sy rasa tidak ada cara lain, melainkan menggunakannya. lagi bagus, kalau buang terus windows dan jadikan linux sbg main operating system. disepanjang perjalanan utk menggunakan linux itu nanti, kita akan belajar byk perkara berkaitan.