- 0.47: Python Scripts, Sesame Smart Lock, Gitter, Onvif cameras
Home Assistant now allows writing Python scripts that are exposed as services. Should be fun.
- Redditors design worst volume sliders possible
These are gold.
- CJ Cummings Defends Junior World Title in Tokyo
The future of American weightlifting is looking better than it has in a long time.
- Paul Ford: What Is Code?
I had this on my reading list when it came out, but it was so long (over 30,000 words) I never got around to it. Finally made the time. A wealth of info, but throughout the entire thing I couldn’t help but wonder how confused someone who doesn’t understand code would be.
As a class, programmers are easily bored, love novelty, and are obsessed with various forms of productivity enhancement. God help you if you’re ever caught in the middle of a conversation about nutrition; standing desks; the best keyboards; the optimal screen position and distance; whether to use a plain text editor or a large, complex development environment; chair placement; the best music to code to; the best headphones; whether headphone amplifiers actually enhance listening; whether open-plan offices are better than individual or shared offices; the best bug-tracking software; the best programming methodology; the right way to indent code and the proper placement of semicolons; or, of course, which language is better. And whatever you do, never, ever ask a developer about productivity software.
- You Know You’re a Maker When…
I can definitely relate to a lot of these.
- The Arduino Foundation: What’s Up?
There were questions when the WordPress Foundation was being created too and everything turned out fine.
- Big Brother Cast: Christmas Abbott
I used to watch BB but cut it from my watch list because 3 episodes of a show every week was too much.
- NBA Draft Positions
High draft picks matter.
- The incredibly intricate badges of Def Con
They really do have the “world’s coolest conference badges.”
- DED: Donut Email Dongle (part 1)
This is an awesome idea for a prank device. Sounds like something I’d do if I worked in an office. Maybe I’ll create a version that sends Slack messages to the announcements channel and use it at our company’s grand meetup.
- Girl Scouts to offer badge in cyber security skills
Awesome! We need to keep getting girls interested in tech, keep them interested, and hire them.
- Who Americans spend their time with
I guess I’m at that point in live where time spent alone will start to increase. Best news I’ve had in a long time. 🙂
- Arduino POV Fidget Spinner
This works off the same concepts as the multiplexing stuff I showed with 7 segment displays.
- IRS Phone Scammers Mess With the Wrong Guy and Regret It Immediately
This is brilliant. A programmer wrote a script to flood the phone lines of scammers.