I’ve been a debian/ubuntu user for years, but had always been intimidated by
the packaging process (because i tried to read the New Maintainer’s
I decided to give it a shot recently, because I was building experimental
software for the raspberry pi, and grew tired for
TL;DR - I made a vim compiler plugin for arduino that parses errors into the quickfix list, and learned a bunch about the quickfix list and compiler plugins.
I did not really need a thermal receipt printer, but i bought one anyway. Then i tried to make it useful.
The Internet can be a very distracting place sometimes. There are so many sites (particularly social media) that demand our attention, and let us mindlessly scroll through photos and status updates, when we really want to be doing something else.
Inspired by the Amazon Dash-style esp8266 IoT button, I built a button my distant family could use to request a refill of my home-made jam (though it could be used for anything). To keep with the theme, i built the whole thing to fit in a standard 8oz jam jar.
San Francisco’s Muni trains are not well known for their ability to be on time. Recent sfmta data shows a ~60% on-time rate (where “on-time” includes arriving anywhere between 1 minute before to 4 minutes after the intended time). Fortunately, they provide real-time arrival estimates with the Next Bus service. While the QuickMuni app does a great job of displaying this on my phone, I wanted to build a more “ambient” display, to help me decide when to leave in the morning.