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For the past 3 weeks I've been working long nights on an open source colorimeter called the ColorHug. This is hardware that measures the colors shown on the screen and creates a color profile. Existing hardware is proprietary and 100% closed, and my hardware has a GPL bootloader, GPL firmware image and GPL hardware schematics and PCBs. It's faster than the proprietary hardware, and more importantly a lot cheaper.

Making hardware does cost money, and I can't give the hardware away for free like I do my other software. I'm aiming to do an initial production run of 50 units, but I'm going to need some advanced orders just to make sure I don't get stuck with a lot of stock and no buyers. I'm offering a 20% discount on each unit, on the assumption the first users will be testing the firmware and reporting problems. If you want to support a cool open source project, I'm asking £48 for each unit, plus postage and packaging. There's a whole website http://www.hughski.com/ if you want to know more about the project, and there's even an newsletter if you don't need hardware, but want to know how we're getting on.

I would very much appreciate it if people could reshare this post, and help me get to my target of 50 pre-orders.

Thanks,

Richard
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I must say, after ranting about battery life, the cyanogenmod nightly 64 I flashed on my captivate seems to have improved things dramatically today. Still have 70% charge at almost 2pm. Typically I would be at around 40 by now.
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In the same category of "things I wish I could stream":
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Thanks Sam. I'm all about the hillbilly.
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Oh yes, unnamed python library. Please catch all exceptions and return a stringified version of the exception when I call your read() method!
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Clearly subscribing to the pokemon school of exception handling.
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Okay, much better profile. G+ seems pretty great so far.
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One thing is for sure: instead of the pejorative "literalist f***head", I will now use the more sarcastically endearing term "Amelia Bedelia".
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+Evan Prodromou is saving the internet by making sure that achewood has a strong presence on Google+
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"A BLOO BLOO BLOO! I broke the rules and I got caught and my brand account was deleted! Now I'm mad and it's Google's fault! BLA BLOO BLOO BLOO BLOO!"
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What does this refer to? Who's being angry? I love to read a misguided self-righteous rant! (also Roy Orbison in Clingfilm)
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Annoyed by things that I can't stream from rdio.com
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I forgot how awesome the waifs are:

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