- TV Mute Button
- WiFi/Bluetooth control for our garage door
- Motor push-assist for our son’s wheelchair
- Distributed temperature sensors tied to our thermostat
- A mailbox sensor to notify us when we have mail
- Some under-cabinet lighting using addressable RGB LED strips
- Phone push-notifications from our doorbell
- Tying into the security system panel and sensors in our house
- RGB reactive lighting for my car (audio spectrum, etc)
- Homebrew robot or quadcopter
I suppose the first thing should be to finish up the TV Mute Button I started to build for our son a while back. But as you can see, I have plenty of possible choices. I guess I’ll start small and work my way up. 🙂
chartd makes it easy to include charts (either png or svg) on your web site, by just passing parameters in the URL of an img tag. For simple charts, this will be easy-peasy to automate. Of course, the downside is the same as for any other time that you let a third-party service have responsibility for your content — what if they shut down the service?
chartd – responsive, retina-compatible charts with just an img tag
If you ever get confused about inner and outer joins in SQL, this is very useful.
Visual Representation of SQL Joins – CodeProject
ECMAScript 6 compatibility table
There are some pretty good pointers in this list of resources. Highlights for me are “Callback convention – with Promise Support” and “The Twelve-Factor Application”.
How to Become a Better Node.js Developer in 2016
“Components is a library of shareable, reusable patterns for WordPress themes. Instead of starting from scratch, mix and match from a collection of pre-made components to build your own custom starter theme.” Online tool from Automattic which can generate a variety of starter themes based on Underscores and Components, ready for you to customize.
Underscores Components – Custom starter themes for faster WordPress theme development
A coworker wanted to run two separate copies of Slack on the Mac, so that he could watch updates from two different Teams at the same time. Personally, I just use the native multi-Team support in the app, but I can see how this would be useful. One answer is to use this command from the Terminal:
open -n /Applications/Slack.app
Scottish mathematicians are cool. Also, this led me to look up Lattice Multiplication, which is being taught in Common Core. But I think the Genaille-Lucas rulers were probably the coolest bit. Pre-calculate smaller pieces of a multiplication/division problem, use a little modulus magic, and large problems become a breeze.
Bone Up on Your Multiplication Skills | Hackaday