It’s now been a few years of using the Findster Duo pet tracker, and it’s time to share a couple of tips for making the most of it. They are: permanently attach the Findster to a collar; and start the app early in your walk.
I’m wrangling some job automation via email, again. I decided to do this in Rust, although part of me was wondering why bother?
I’ve been learning a little bit of biology during 2019, specifically genetics and epigenetics. This post lists out the resources I’ve been using.
Creative Scala and Essential Slick use mdoc, as will Scala with Cats in the next edition. mdoc helps us be sure the code we describe works, no matter how often we update the text. It does this by typechecking and running the Scala source in our text.
Before mdoc we used the mighty tut. We’ve learnt a few tricks as we switched from one to the other, and collected them together in this post.
TL;DR it works great; you should consider it.
The one where we lit up the Xmas LEDs for the first time.
Building on what we learned about RTFM last week, we converted our blinky code to use the RTFM scheduling facilities.
This week we learned about Real-time For the Masses (RTFM), which gives us tools for concurrent programming on our embedded hardware.
Following on from last week, this time we did “blinky”: making the LED flash on the hardware. Once again, Tim kindly led us through this and supplied some additional LEDs and resistors so we could get multiple LEDs flashing.
The Brighton Rust group has been learning how to run Rust programs “bare metal” on embedded hardware. That is, hardware without any operating system: an Arm chip, some memory, the odd button and a few LEDs.
Tim kindly lead us through “hello world”, and these are my notes on what we did, specifically on macOS. I’ve added in a few comments after ducking around after the event.
I like to avoid colds and other nasties, so inspired by Global Handwashing Day, I’ve gathered together links and notes on handwashing and related subjects.