BarCamp 2017

the unconference in Harrisburg, PA

This is random notes gathered while attending the Harrisburg BarCamp 2017.

Small Data, Big Results

http://noboundsdigital.com

Problems with big data, example of being marketed to a product/service even when the data is incorrect. (new baby marketing when family lost the child)

Big Data is often dumb data, . . .

October 14, 2017

Using Jekyll: Step 0

The very start of learning Jekyll along with a few struggles.

Over the past year I have been hearing about Jekyll as a simple solution for creating static content for a websites/blogs without having to worry about a database. I think today is the day I actually do something about this and get something up and running.

Step -1

As I do with most things I dive right in (sometimes reading . . .

March 27, 2016

Hello AngularJs 2

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I have been doing angular development for almost two years now building/maintaining an online banking application. We first started off with version 1 of angularjs and slowly upgraded to 1.2.8 which currently is considered legacy . We need to make the movement to push forward now that we "officially" dropped support of IE8 (people . . .

January 04, 2016

Drawing Scratchy

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Tonight it was time to draw again which I haven't done in quite a few days. Continuing with my Simpsons sketches I drew Scratchy.

January 02, 2016

Pi with RealVNC

bonus action shot of VsCode, C_LOG_30

I was always unsure about using tightvncserver, it worked but got a strange error when remotely connecting to my pi. I might have had it configured wrong but decided to try out another package. Before I can do any of this I need to disable and remove tightvnc from running on startup which brought me to this answer.

stop the service
. . .

December 31, 2015

Random Pi/Linux Learning

randr? C_LOG_29

Tonight I was feeling scatter brained on what to learn about and came up with a few random ideas which so far were unsuccessful.

• I tried building vscode on a raspberry pi inspired by Marc Gravell. I was able to clone the repository, install the dependencies and build it with the appropriate --arch= armhf flag.
• The gulp . . .

December 30, 2015

Homebridge -> pi-switch

Putting it all together, C_LOG_28

Tonight I put it all together to make a working homebridge setup on the pi to control the relay.

pi-switch-plugin
I took my led plugin and adjusted it so it behaves like a switch.

var request = require("request");
var Service, Characteristic;

module.exports = function(homebridge) {
Service =  . . .

December 29, 2015