Friday, March 11, 2016



A chemical cure for chemical dependence? This episode (audio) of Radiolab opens my eyes about treatments that seem to have been hidden. Well worth the listen:
http://kottke.org/16/02/a-chemical-cure-for-chemical-dependence

Thursday, March 03, 2016


This article turns what we've been previously thought - around. And for me, it makes a lot more sense. 

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time
interesting concept (Dapps = decentralized apps)
3 Dapps You HAVE to See 

http://www.lazooz.net/

https://openbazaar.org/
http://www.synereo.com/
and this... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11210590

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016


I just ran across this article:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/android-box-streaming-1.3455524
Here is the $215 box you can purchase in the US:


But of course you can do it for much cheaper (and yes, they are using the same system (XBMC/KODI)).

Ive been doing something similar to this for a couple years now. You can also use an Amazon TV stick instead (as well as other options).

Get KODI here: https://kodi.tv/kodi-16-0-jarvis-mark-xvi/



Tuesday, June 02, 2015

google polymer


I just found out about this last week, but it appears that this has been around for 3 years or more. But when I saw the video about it, I immediately understood that this could be a huge shift in the way we develop things in general. I am currently testing it myself, and learning more about it each day. If you have the time, you should definitely take a look.

browser based tool
https://polymer-designer.appspot.com/


pokemon speak tutorial (and more great info)
http://www.davevoyles.com/google-polymer-and-web-components-tutorial/

HN article
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5720945

catalog of projects
http://builtwithpolymer.org/


chrome browser plugin to show you polymer is being used and what elements
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/polymer-ready/aaifiopbmiecbpladpjaoemohhfjcbdk

host/work with a polymer project in google drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mckYn7kd4YA

salesforce ux prototype with polymer designer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67FjSemJ7uQ


forum
https://polymer.slack.com
https://plus.google.com/+PolymerProject/posts

download

https://github.com/polymerelements/polymer-starter-kit/releases
https://www.polymer-project.org/1.0/


PAPER (material design) elements - visual examples
https://elements.polymer-project.org/elements/paper-button?active=paper-button&view=demo:demo/index.html
IRON (core) elements - visual examples
https://elements.polymer-project.org/elements/iron-icons?view=demo:demo/index.html
GOLD (ecommerce) elements - visual examples
https://elements.polymer-project.org/elements/gold-cc-cvc-input?active=gold-cc-cvc-input&view=demo:demo/index.html
NEON (animation/sfx) elements - visual examples
https://elements.polymer-project.org/elements/neon-animation?active=fade-in-animation&view=demo:demo/index.html
PLATINUM (offline/push) elements - visual examples
https://elements.polymer-project.org/elements/platinum-sw?view=demo:demo/&active=platinum-sw-fetch
MOLECULES (wrappers for libraries)
https://elements.polymer-project.org/elements/marked-element?active=marked-element&view=demo:demo/index.html
polymer slack channel

build an app with the online tool (google maps)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djQh8XKRzRg
create a website
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FarTf5P8Wsg
create a drive client
http://itshackademic.com/static/codelabs/en/4-polymer-drive-client/#1

chrome dev editor
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-dev-editor-develop/pnoffddplpippgcfjdhbmhkofpnaalpg
Upgrading to Polymer.dart from Web UI
https://www.dartlang.org/polymer/upgrading-to-polymer-from-web-ui.html
installing - a first look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Vu2yIaTSM
fireball editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U9Ojc8Babc
from 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV0hgdMpH28
web component mashup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75EuHl6CSTo

IO 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD2As5RmM8Q
IO 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OJ7ih8EE7s
web components in action 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g0oOOT86NY

manually operated automobiles obsolete? how soon is now?



Google, UBER, Apple, and car manufacturers are rumored to be developing/testing driverless cars. I think that cars could be our future public transit system. The public could donate their car for a discount or a limited use of the transit system. The users of this system would ride in the automatic driving cars, to and from destinations by request via their smartphone app. The cars would routinely be refueled, cleaned, washed, checked, repaired and maintained at nearby hubs/stations. Why would anyone want to own a car if cars were easily and readily available at any time?

PROS
-safer? less accidents? saving more lives?
-more efficient in energy expenditure
-traffic lights/speed traps/police patrol/speed limits could become a thing of the past
-no more purchasing of cars by the general public (they will be owned by the service operator?)
-no need for personal car insurance? this will most likely be transitioned to something else
CONS
-loss of jobs. no need for truck drivers, bus drivers, forklift drivers and more
UBER DRIVERLESS CARS
http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0522/Why-Uber-s-driverless-car-has-been-spotted-all-over-Pittsburg