Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Dat

“dat is an open source tool that enables the sharing of large datasets, the goal being a collaboration flow similar to what git offers for source code.”

Dat

getify/You-Dont-Know-JS

‘These books each take on specific core parts of the language which are most commonly misunderstood or under-understood, and dive very deep and exhaustively into them. You should come away from reading with a firm confidence in your understanding, not just of the theoretical, but the practical “what you need to know” bits.’

getify/You-Dont-Know-JS

My Electronics Kit

Since I rekindled my electronics hobby last year, I’ve accumulated a lot of new stuff. Arduino compatible boards and shields (Digispark, DigiX), a Raspberry Pi, lots of components and sensors, LED strips, power supplies, a new soldering iron, etc. Due to a lack of a real workspace (maybe one day I can clear out the garage workbench), a lot of this stuff was accumulating in boxes, bags, and padded shipping envelopes on our bedroom floor.

My wife, Susan, had suggested getting some sort of portable storage container, and one day we found this ArtBin cake decorating box (aff link) on clearance at the craft store. It’s actually designed for holding cake decorating supplies. But it works pretty well for my needs. It has a top compartment that’s about 4 inches deep, and three separate pull-out containers, with divided sections.

I probably need to get a couple more of these to hold the rest of my stuff, but at least this is a start. In the end, I’ll probably wind up shuffling things around a bit. I’ll probably try to group things together at least a little more logically, like putting microcontrollers together, sensors together, passives, support ICs, power modules, etc.

And I definitely need more stickers to go on here. Actually, there was a Dangerous Prototypes sticker, but it seems to have fallen off.

Call me Pawpaw

As of 7:50 a.m. this morning, My wife Susan and I are officially grandparents. We will henceforth be known as Mammaw and Pawpaw.

Welcome, Carson Alexander Buckner. 9lbs 10oz, 20 3/4 inches. And congrats to proud parents Mary and Shane!

Pictures to come. Lots and lots and lots of pictures, I’m sure. ;-)