THE LACK THEREOF

Skechiki

Goal

Ultimately the goal is to digitalize my long-time usage of a Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook. There are several things that can never be digitalized (battery life!), and several advantages that digitalization provides (backups!). I'll use the word "sketch" even though most of the time I'm actually taking notes... the point is that I'm doing handwriting not typing. Here is the gist of it:

And some things that my Moleskine couldn't do:

Code

I've gotten a huge head start on this by building on Gournal, a Perl/GTK application by Chris Debenham. Chris was targeting a much larger tablet, whereas my immediate target is the n900 (and originally the Openmoko), which has a 800x480 screen but is only a few inches in size. Gournal stores individual sketches as .svgz (gziped svg), which sounds good to me.

Things I've done so far:

Get the code:

  darcs get http://thelackthereof.org/projects/perl/skechiki/

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