Weird URL of the day: people.mozilla.org
@fraying woah, when did dotted backslashes replace hyphens? Musta missed the memo :/
Microduino looks pretty nifty: kickstarter.com/projects/microduino/microduino-arduino-in-your-pocket-small-stackable #bookmark #kickstarter
If you’re using a Humble Pi #raspberrypi breakout board and controlling the GPIOs via the
RPi.GPIO module, the labels on the board correspond to the BCM pin numbers, not the BOARD numbers. Your setup call should look like
GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM), then calling
GPIO.setup(4, GPIO.IN) GPIO.output(4, True)
will raise the level of the pin marked
G04 on the Humble Pi board.
If you’re working with undocumented lat/long coordinate data and, when plotted, everything’s coming out sort of in the right place but a little way off, check to see whether or not what looks like decimal lat long data is actually traditional DMS data.
For example, I recently had to parse and plot a bunch of coordinates which looked like this:
6359550-2154605. I initially thought it was decimal lat/long data missing decimal points for some reason, so I plotted it as
63.59550, -21.54605. All of the coordinates were in the right place relative to each other, but about 1/3rd of a degree off. Turns out the data actually needed to be plotted as
63˚ 59' 55.0", -21˚ 54' 60.5".
Here’s the python I wrote to clumsily convert the strange original form into decimal:
def dms_to_decimal(old): if old == '-': old = old[1:] multiplier = -1 else: multiplier = 1 return (int(old[0:2])+int(old[2:4])/60.0+int(old[4:6])/3600.0) * multiplier
Weird luggage on my KEF flight: overly decorative trophy in hand luggage, two tatty cardboard boxes held together with tape in hold luggage. Apparently this is a thing now. #travel
Packing for return to Reykjavik tomorrow I realise I’ve doubled my sock count. I believe that constitutes a good trip.
Supported sessions.mozillafestival.org/proposals/this-is-the-homepage-youre-looking-for, #indieweb MozFest session (although personal domains > github.io subdomains)
Posting a note from my Raspberry Pi.
Setting up my Raspberry Pi. Composite output didn’t work so bought a HDMI cable and now the process seems pretty seamless.
A hang drum, played by Jovian Salak:
#TIL Shakespearian Star Wars is a thing, and what a thing it is: randomhouse.com/book/226524/william-shakespeares-star-wars-by-ian-doescher
What’s the best way of exchanging realtime data between applications on the same machine? Specifically, I want one application to be able to publish and many subscribe.