Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ubuntu Snappy, a new era in containerized awesomeness?

Yesterday, Mark Shuttleworth announced the beta of Ubuntu "Snappy" Core.  At first, this is a confusing announcement, but I think that it shows insight into how developers are using linux to deliver solutions.
With the emergence of parameterized containerization tools like Docker, developers have the ability to control the creation of a linux machine with flexibility and specificity that was previously unimaginable.  Will it catch on?  Probably, but time will tell.

Here's the announcement:



Arcades in VR. This is awesome.

This is the beginning of something big.  New Retro Arcade is the tip of an iceburg in immersive VR.  Are you nostalgic for old arcades?  You can now bring them back.  We are getting close to replicating "The Basement" or the planet "Arcade" from Ernest Cline's Ready Player One.  I can't wait.



Multiplayer, archival of historical spaces, integration with physical items like arcade sticks and wheels, and real world mapping appear to be the next steps here, but it's already awesome enough to blow people's minds.

Disclaimer:  I am not involved with this project, but I'd love to participate.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Odroid Magazine and US sales

Odroid has a magazine!

Apparently, I'm late to the party, but check it out at http://magazine.odroid.com/ :
Here's a link to the current issue (November 2014)

They're apparently selling these things in the United States, instead of having to deal with shipping from Korea.  Check out Ameridroid if you're interested.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10th - The battle for the net

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Not sure what I'm talking about?  Check out John Oliver's description:




Do something about it.  Contact your representatives.  The Battle for the Net site has an excellent web app that makes it pretty easy to do.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Raspberry Pi B+ officially released!

Raspberry Pi users of the world rejoice! There's a new model on the block, called the Model B+.
 (Image courtesy of Raspberry Pi's website)

Here's a video of Eben Upton and James announcing the product:

Here's a nickel version of the changes:
  • Improved power management 
  • 4 USB ports (up from 2)
  • Extra GPIO ports
  • Composite video and audio combined into one jack
  • Micro SD card instead of 
  • Same CPU, GPU, and price.
More videos from the announcement are available on the launch announcement page.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Conquering Imposter Syndrome

This is an excellent talk on Imposter Syndrome. I'm astounded that there aren't more views. There should be.
Imposter Syndrome defined (courtesy of the Ada Initiative):
Impostor Syndrome is the feeling that you aren't actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud.

Check it out:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Leagify - join the Discourse!

Some of you may know that I recently created a company called Leagify.  It was one of the winners of StartupWeekend Green Bay 2014.

A short description of Leagify is that it turns data into games, and creates fantasy leagues for the rest of us.  To help people talk about Leagify, I've implemented a Leagify Discourse forum, which, as the name indicates, is based on Discourse.  Feel free to stop over and see what's going on!