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Linux on Apple Watch

Serious about crazy experiments

Feb. 16, 2017 -

Over the past years I have been no stranger to crazy experiments, but this time I really wanted to push it into the extreme: programming on an Apple Watch. Would it be possible to actually write code on such a tiny device? Why even bother? This post is about the case for crazy experiments, and why you should try too!

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Real programming code, real Apple Watch. No Photoshop.
Real programming code, real Apple Watch. No Photoshop.
The source of the Magic: my ThinkPad X1 connected to the local network.
The source of the Magic: my ThinkPad X1 connected to the local network.
Nokia 9300i, officially not a communicator but nonetheless a device with advanced mobile communication options for its day (2007). Running Putty on Symbian Series 80.
Nokia 9300i, officially not a communicator but nonetheless a device with advanced mobile communication options for its day (2007). Running Putty on Symbian Series 80.
And so I did! Programming on Apple Watch using VIM, SSH, a Bluetooth keyboard and coffee.
And so I did! Programming on Apple Watch using VIM, SSH, a Bluetooth keyboard and coffee.
Snake '97 - the original idea and stars of the game, the Nokia 5110 and 3310 - possible because of earlier experimentation with technology
Snake '97 - the original idea and stars of the game, the Nokia 5110 and 3310 - possible because of earlier experimentation with technology
Feeling mobile: this blog post was created using an iPhone, a keyboard and some coffee! No PC!
Feeling mobile: this blog post was created using an iPhone, a keyboard and some coffee! No PC!

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