I learned about resin.io long time ago (thanks to my friend Shaun Mulligan from resin.io) but didn’t dare to try it out for a long time. Maybe, because most of the examples were in Node.js and targeted Raspberry Pi. At the time, I was doing a project in ad-hoc and wireless sensor networks and implemented it using the Beaglebone Black, Arduino, an LWIR camera (in my ...
May 31, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
Do you really need to pay $25 for an Arduino? Many of my friends have the original Arduino and they work great, but I wanted to see how cheap I can go. Initially, I purchased the SunFounder Starter Kit and it worked 100% as advertised. Today we’ll see if we can get a fully featured Arduino under $5.
Recently, I came across the dirt cheap Arduino Pro Mini clones ...
Mar 11, 2015
New guide from HBR doesn’t sell you on a new technique, but instead opens with a chapter titled “You can’t get it all done”. The book presents a reader with two main ideas that seem rather obvious. First idea suggests that to get more time for our tasks, we must stop doing things we’re not supposed to. and that unswerving commitment to daily “rituals” forms the foundation ...
Feb 19, 2015
cvBlob installation looked like an easy task but took me a little while to figure out.
First, there are no libcv4 libcvaux4 libraries in Debian (at least in Wheezy). I installed libopencv-dev instead.
Next, there was a very strange problem that persisted after cvBlob installation:
$ ./red_object_tracking ./red_object_tracking: error while loading shared libraries: libcvblob.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The solution was to run sudo ...
Add the following repository to the sources.list:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu precise main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu precise main
Now, run sudo apt-get update and get the following output:
W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A1715D88E1DF1F24
And fix it by running
sudo apt-key ...
Feb 16, 2015
In the morning I decided to try building the json11 library. I almost submitted a github issue but then understood that the error quite silly and was probably originating from my broken setup:
$ make test clang++ -O -std=c++11 -stdlib=libc++ json11.cpp test.cpp -o test -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions In file included from json11.cpp:22: ./json11.hpp:53:10: fatal error: 'string' file not found #include <string> ^ 1 ...
Feb 15, 2015
For the last couple of weeks I met quite a few people who were praising PHP and I had an idea to have a brief look at it once again after more than 4-year break.
I decided to push a sample application to Heroku by following their tutorial but that turned out to be nontrivial on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Below I’ll give a brief list of commands that ...
Aug 16, 2014
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Apr 23, 2014
I recently started to remotely log into several servers quite often so I felt a need to maintain reliable connections to them and I considered a few choices:
As the beginner, I decided to stick to the easiest option - screen. It comes preinstalled on many server and many administrators install them alongside vim, emacs and git.
I decided to use this blog post for two purposes ...