Mark Coleman

CPOSC 2018

Random notes while attending the Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference on December 1, 2018

The end of last year I attended the first half of the Central Pennsylvania Open Source conference in Lancaster for the first time. I enjoy attending local conferences and I will be sure to attend this in the future as it was filled with interesting topics presented by a group of passionate presenters. I was quite impressed by the student . . .

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January 19, 2019

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, . . .

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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 . . .

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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
. . .

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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 . . .

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December 29, 2015