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Getting started with the esp8266 and Arduino

The esp8266 is a relatively new wifi module that plays well with any microcontroller. Until recently, the CC3000-based modules had dominated, but at $35/each, they just haven't been a viable option for a lot of use cases. In this post, I'll show you the easiest way to get started with the esp8266 and I'll show you how to update firmware as you go.

November 25, 2014 | bryan

Get out and see the world

Vacation policy has always bothered me. As an employee, I felt guilty for taking time, even if it was stored up and would expire if not taken. While working at a company with 'unlimited vacation' I felt like it was a trap. As a business owner, it's tough to come up with the kind of benefits that motivate appropriately and doesn't become a guilt trap. While exploring the extremes, we discovered a way to actually offer (and feel good about) six-week sabbaticals.

October 1, 2014 | bryan

Knockout JS Filtering

One thing you will do with Knockout JS is filtering select boxes. Filtering observableArrays([]) with Knockout JS. With the help of ajax and json, using Knockout JS to filter drop down selects based off of the value of another select is very simple.

August 14, 2014 | andy

Getting Started with nrf24L01+ and Arduino

After several months of learning and playing, I'm finally ready to share some of my notes about the nrf24L01+ modules and Arduino. As a newbie to arduino, I am hoping that my experience will be useful to others who are getting started.

July 20, 2014 | bryan

The Ruby Web Benchmark Report

I am a performance junkie and earlier this year after checking out the TechEmpower benchmarks, I became very curious about what the fastest and best framework choice is right now in Ruby. What this curiosity turned into is something else entirely.

July 11, 2014 | brian