Weekly Review, September 20

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This week I attended the Google Cloud Platform @DLD event. The event was somewhat disappointing, with mediocre lectures that didn’t go deep enough. But the one-on-one sessions that followed were worth the time, at least for me. Were you there? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Not long ago, I got the Experimenting with Babies book, by Shaun Gallagher. A couple of days ago I got an approval to document and publish a couple of experiments from the book, so stay tuned for that!

I just got my first littleBits set – the cloud starter bundle. Hope I find the time soon to dive into it, and see what I can make it do 🙂 . Got one of their kits yourself? I’d love to hear what you came up with!

The Weekly Review is (hopefully) a recurring summary, reviewing highlights from the last week.

Blog posts from the last week

  1. Continuing the website project, I analyzed the requirements.

  2. Continuing the SCons series, I described a basic project example to use as baseline for the rest of the series.

  3. Starting a new series on Mac power user in training, I wrote about managing windows in OS X like a boss with Spectacle.

  4. The previous weekly review.

In the coming weeks, I plan to continue writing on the website side project, and the SCons series. Hopefully, I will be able to squeeze in some Mac training as well. The best way to keep up with new posts is to follow the feed.

Web selections

I love the Raspberry Pi. Not long ago, the Model B+ (available from Amazon and eBay) was released, with a couple of improvements, like extra USB ports and lower power consumption. I came across a cool simple DIY Model B+ case from a manila folder.

Another cool project is this MP3 player in a cassette, by instructables user BrittLiv.

As often is the case with technology, it can be used for good or for evil. A recent example is using an iPhone case with FLIR camera to steal PIN codes. A good tip mentioned in the linked Lifehacker article is simply to touch other buttons on the keypad, so they all look alike when viewed in infrared.

In software development, Google released Docker images for Dart. Can be interesting, if you’re interested in such kind of things 🙂 .

Side project updates

As you can imagine, I’m still elbow deep in the website project. As expected, a new site comes with new technical issues. Please, do report issues that cross your path.

This week I made some progress with my Evernote-to-WordPress publishing automation. Since I still haven’t written about this Evernote-WordPress integration, I can’t assume you have background and context. Lets just say I’m working on support for embedded images in posts written in Evernote. You can follow my GitHub repository if you’re interested.

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