Heads up, this is another nerdy one! ShareToRoku is available on the Google Play store. All of the client and server code is up on my github under MIT license; I hope folks find it useful and/or interesting. Algorithms are the cool kids of software engineering. We spend whole semesters learning to sort and find … Continue reading It’s Always a Normalization Problem
Let’s get this out of the way up front: if you’re here expecting more snarky piling on about how stupid Elon Musk is, you’re going to have to get your schadenfreude fix elsewhere. Frankly, I think he’s a genius. A singular individual of our time that most fairly should be compared with Thomas Edison. But … Continue reading The Elon / Twitter Bummer
My nephew (a pretty cool guy BTW) has started playing a lot of chess. I thought it’d be fun to make him a custom board using driftwood from the beach — it’s been too long since he’s been able to visit in person, but at least I can send a bit of Whidbey Island his … Continue reading A Driftwood and Glowforge Chess Set
“USCDI vs. USCDI+ vs. EHI vs. HL7 FHIR US Core vs. IPA. Definitions, similarities, and differences as you understand them. Go!” —Anonymous, Twitter I spent about a decade working in “Health Information Technology” — an industry that builds solutions for managing the flow of healthcare information. It’s a big tent that boasts one of the … Continue reading Health IT: More I, less T
I love reality TV about making stuff and solving problems. My family would say “to a fault.” Just a partial list of my favs: I could easily spin a tangent about experiential archeology and the absolutely amazing Ruth Goldman, but I’ll be restrained about that (nope): Secrets of the Castle, Tudor Monastery Farm, Tales from … Continue reading Form and Function
OK, let’s see if I can actually get this thing written. It’s a little hard to focus right now. We’re almost two weeks into life with Copper the shockingly cute cavapoo puppy. He’s a great little dude, and life is already better with him around. But holy crap, it’s like having a human baby again … Continue reading Focus
I’ve just started keeping a list of the (good) books I’m reading. Check out the full list! I grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts in the late 70s and 80s. Our schools did the whole shelter under your desk thing, but consensus amongst my friends was that we were close enough to a bunch of ICBM … Continue reading Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
TLDR: if you watch TV on a Roku and have an Android phone, please give my new Share To Roku app a try! It’s currently in open testing; install it with this link on the web or this link on your Android device. The app is free, has no ads, saves no data and only … Continue reading Share to Roku!
Those few regular readers of this stuff may remember What should we watch tonight, in which I used the Roku API to build a little web app to manage my TV watchlist. Since then I’ve found TV Time, which is waaay better and even tells me how many days until the next season of Cobrai … Continue reading Anyone out there? Service discovery with SSDP, WSD, other acronyms.
A few weeks ago “bentwood rings” started showing up on my Pinterest feed amongst the usual fare of woodturning and off-grid power systems (that recommendation engine knows its business). I’d been thinking vaguely about wooden rings for awhile, so went down the Internet rabbit hole to see what was up. There’s a ton of good … Continue reading Bentwood Ring v0.8
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