Evolving Software

I recently bought a fancy thermostat (more on that later) and I wanted to be able to have the thermostat automatically go into ‘away’ mode when I set the house alarm as AWAY. So I looked and I didn’t see any api available for my SimpliSafe security system. I did however stumble upon this article   Read More …

Was doing something with the android API last night and noticed a strange method when auto-completing with eclipse. 1 UserManager.isUserAGoat() A quick trip up the the git repo reveals that their goat detection algorithm, while unsophisticated, likely has a surprising high level of accuracy. 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 /** * Used   Read More …

This is a discussion that I have had frequently, mostly with programmers that are transitioning from C/C++ where they are forced to consider how they want to pass values in and out of methods. In Java since you have no choice in the matter it is best to just let it go and rededicate that   Read More …

So I build a lot of projects for fun at home, and I have for a long time wanted to stand up lots of little machines (jenkins, nexus, test machines, etc…) to help me with the development of those projects.  I am at home, and I am not interested in running an entire server farm   Read More …

It’s been away in the shop for two years, and most people would be confused because it is still a nasty old bucket of bolts.. but now it is not a rusty bucket of bolts.  It drives great, not I just have to get some seat belts in it and I can start taking it   Read More …