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Saturday, July 18, 2015

daydreaming

Weekend, yay, don't have to work, however I still wake up before dawn today and it is nice and quiet at that time so I can think and play 16384 which has cured my addiction to 2048, by giving me a harder puzzle. It feels like you are very creative when you just wake up and perhaps I should setup the blog earlier and type rather than play, who knows maybe some ideas will be useful.

Today I was thinking about how to better do sustainability and use prison labor to feed itself, after all they got nothing bit time to work on farming. I guess that was the logic behind prison ships to Australia.  Maybe someday we will colonize the universe the same way. I am not sure why in this age of technology we still burn fossil fuels to move tractors and food to cities. I often wonder what life would be like in the countryside, if we were tech workers there. There is no reason we need to commute to our tech jobs. But farming isn't easy and we probably don't have the skills so back to my premise of farming prisoners, might be a good way to reform people by teaching them farming and tech out in the countryside.

Last night watched Shark Tank for a few min, than 20/20 had an interesting case, that they managed to work into the morning news, oh TV what a wasteland of commercials and factory built programs, but it is easy to turn on and you get so much content on an antenna these days.

Not quite sure anymore who I am writing for, I know the ads on a blog don't get you any money.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

IoT

I had a great followup session on IoT using the Electric Imp. Result is I can now do stuff like: https://agent.electricimp.com/cX92T3zQwb4l/set?state=off and a light turns off on my Imp. Or the next iteration was curl https://agent.electricimp.com/cX92T3zQwb4l/set?state=1 -H "x-api-key: somepassword" because we do need to have security built in :)

We even touched on the Rocky Framework.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

new body

Given that we get old and our bodies get worn out and broken, I would like to be able to upgrade my hardware.  However I guess the closest thing to this would be reproducing and programming the new firmware.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Burnout and Ops

I burned out at a start-up some 3 years ago before I got a stable good job with a large company.  Back than I was hoping to give the developers some more power and get them to define the kind of servers that we would need so that I can automate the starting of these servers on AWS.  The guy who hired me was talking to his next job he saw the writing on the wall.  This talk is very enlighting, wish I had listened to it before the job

Monday, December 8, 2014

Little Bits

These look like they would be fun and educational, however they aren't cheap.  I am thinking of getting one for my 6 year old, maybe in a year or now, haven't decided.

Friday, November 28, 2014

you can buy one plus one today

Funny that for black Friday the only concession One Plus One gives is that you can actually buy the phone.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Homeless in Silicon Valley

I wasn't aware how close to me the homeless bus is since I don't generally take the late bus or was even aware of the 24x7 nature of the 22 bus on El Camino, the main rode in these area.  Further more there is a whole area of homeless encampments right in my area.  I definitely understand how this can happen in this area of wealth.  Not everyone makes it in the tech industry and this area like Hollywood attracts more and more talent from around the world so the competition is tough to get jobs.

It makes sense that if you get on the 22 bus with nowhere to go, you might as well stay in it and keep out of the cold. Would be neat if the VTA could apply the fare to a cheap motel, but I guess they aren't in this business, even if by happenstance the buses are moving people to nowhere.  It is a sad reality, I get that the AOL intern was lucky enough to sleep at his old job as no one turned off his badge and was able to eat sleep and slower while working on his start up.