It’s probably some form of winter holiday break - what are you doing for work (if you are working this/were working on something before holidays) or play?
To seed: A small CamelCase wiki, written for Node.
Well I’ve just started my christmas break, so for the next two weeks I’ll be teaching various tourists how to ski.
On a programming side, I’m just waiting for the final text so I can finish the website I’ve been working on for my ski school. I’m also planning on going through “The c programming Language ” by k&r and trying out the linux from scratch project.
Going to spend some time looking at self hosted continuous integration solutions. I’m unhappy with jenkins and not very interested in moving to one of the hosted ones out there.
I’ve set up and used buildbot, it was a smooth experience.
I have the beginnings of a trivial CI server on github. The thing that annoys me with existing solutions is that configuration is usually outside your project.
Cloud solutions (eg. Circle) usually require configuration inside your repo. That’s how it should be.
Last night I released Fire★ (github) version 0.11 with many UI improvements. More security around hardware like the microphone. And better collaborative app editor where you can now see other people’s cursor and selections in real time. Basically all the stuff I said I would do here on lobsters.
This week I will do testing, fix any bugs I find. As the new year starts, my plan is to prototype using the GNUNet instead of my own protocol. If anyone wants to join me on such an endeavor, send me a message.
Going to work on ry this week (https://github.com/kiasaki/ry), a modal, vim-like text editor written in scheme. The owner of the repo gave me push access, so I’ll probable try to add syntax highlighting or undo support over the next few days (yay for Christmas break!).
It is launch week! Woohoo!
We are doing a soft launch of Puput, a service that lets you hear your emails (and more) for free when you have no internet, with a missed call. It’s free for personal use, and we have plans which allow business to automate making boring calls, and instead convert Slack messages or broadcast audio: http://puput.io
I’m hesitant of submitting a link to the Lobste.rs front page, but I wanted to share it with you guys and I think this is the right place, isn’t it?
Launching is super scary at first, but then you realize it’s not as brutal as HN makes you think. Some friends already signed up, and nothing has exploded yet.
We’d really, really love your feedback. It’s a service built by hackers, for hackers. We’ve been with this for almost two years, and it all started with a simple asterisk hack which sent data to a Postfix filter… and here we are today! You can create some email filters and listen to those emails when you have no internet, I think it’s pretty cool.
Again, we’re doing a soft launch, and I feel like Lobste.rs is the right community to make the first public launch. Please tell me what you think of it!
I’ll be checking this thread frequently and you can also write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m aiming to finish modelling an adapter for my front bike light to hang under the computer holder out front of the bars. Probably going to order it from Shapeways as an initial print, see how it turns out.
My other main aim is to get some cycling in, probably on the turbo trainer. Discovered last week that having a GPS cycling computer is a bad idea for turbo training as it can’t give you any speed feedback, due to me being stationary in the garage. Looking forward to doing another session now I’ve fitted a speed (& cadence!) sensor, so I have some rough idea of what I’ve achieved during sessions of pain.
Work: Finishing up a python tool and doing my out processing, last day is Wednesday!
Not Work: Packing and preparing for moving to Chicago next week!
Working on posters for our lab’s winter retreat. This is when we showcase the work we’ve done over the last semester to our government and industry sponsors so that they know their money is being put to good use.
Family health business all week (and next). Nothing technical on the docket, although solving the Advent of Code puzzles in the hospital waiting room is better than staring at the clock.
Technical: I have about 2 ½ weeks left of break, so I am planning on continuing work on a new website for my University’s Mirror that our CS Labs manage. I’m also going to try to complete the rest of Advent of Code.
Non-Technical: I am finally getting around to reading The Martian starting today.
I just finished my last exam of the semester, and I’ve got 2 weeks before my next couple of courses start (Algorithm Design Techniques and Advanced Databases). I’m going to work my way through as much of SICP as I can, maybe look at the Seasoned Schemer and Reasoned Schemer, and read a few papers on databases, starting with C-Store and H-Store. I’m also going to try and line up a work term for this summer.
Work: Published the async_cache gem we’re using at Everlane to always keep the site fast during the busy holiday season.
Non-Work: Fooling around with assemblies, intermediate languages, and VMs: hopefully with the end result of having a very generic, high-level, parallelizable, and live-code-reloadable virtual machine (we’ll see!). The repository is here and my design docs are here for anyone that is interested.
I’ve just finished two weeks in south America which was fantastic. Now back in Aus for the first time in two years.
Been making lots of progress on Peergos mainly on plane trips. Now gearing up for a big new release in the new year which fully utilises IPFS under the hood.
last time i mentioned i was looking at deploying a yesod with docker; i’ve since figured that out in a pretty nice way; but might revisit it in light of say - http://www.yesodweb.com/blog/2015/12/yesod-hosting-docker-kubernetes; but in any case, i learned some stuff that might be worth posting one day.
for now i’m still working on my secretive yesod project. i keep adding features, so i need to wrap those up and hopefully deploy it sometime next month.
Polishing two conference talk proposals and writing two more. Writing an intro to side effects, and playing Advent of Code if I have time.
Meanwhile, going back to work.
some Magento stuff and some Meteor stuff :)
I’ve finished up with my previous project (mushrooms logistics with SAP/HTML5) and just signed on for another couple of months to extend the solution to work for the Tomatoes BU as well. Mostly taking some summer days off with my family. Also I’ve got to write a presentation.for Linuxconf on FP in JS.