Mark Coleman

BarCamp 2017

the unconference in Harrisburg, PA

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

Small Data, Big Results

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, do you have talent inhouse to crunch . . .

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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 docs first) and . . .

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March 27, 2016

Hello AngularJs 2


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 . . .

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January 03, 2016

Drawing Scratchy


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.

Silvrback blog image

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January 01, 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
sudo . . .

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December 30, 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 watch command . . .

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December 29, 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.

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 = homebridge.hap.Service; Characteristic = . . .

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December 28, 2015