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Dan Anderson
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Supreme Court Aereo transcript is here. Great read for copyright geeks. http://ow.ly/w6eE1

https://twitter.com/superwuster/status/459149090358820864


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First run since 6 April tonight...  Didn't feel too bad, two weeks of laying around being grumpy didn't fix my calf - maybe a few runs will.
 
2 slow miles.
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Via this week's Node Weekly I ran across +Patrick Catanzariti's intro to Johnny-Five at: http://www.sitepoint.com/controlling-arduino-nodejs-johnny-five/

Very nice intro!  (Thank you!)

If you decide to try it out (and you should - because it is a pretty neat way to interface with an Arduino from node.js(!) and he does a good job of explaining the various pieces) here are a couple things:

There's no BOM.  You'll need:
- an Arduino, :)
- a usb cable to connect the Arduino to the computer
- * a breadboard
- * 2 jumper wires
(he uses 3, but the red one in the video does nothing),
- * an LED,
- * and a resistor (220 ohm is a decent choice).
(* Although, less fun, but you don't NEED any of this.  The Arduino UNO helpfully has a built-in LED (and resistor) on pin 13)

LED's have a polarity.  The flat spot on the plastic/short leg is the ground side.  So, GPIO pin 13 to the long leg of the LED, the short leg of the LED to the resistor (no polarity), the resistor to GND.
Patrick Catanzariti shows you the basics on how to control an Arduino with NodeJS and Johnny-Five.
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Apparently the full list of Chrome/Chromium switches.
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Super bright color-cycling RGB LED on a DigiSpark.

These DigiSparks had been sitting, lonely and unassembled, in a bag since the KickStarter for them completed in 1/2013.  I finally got around to soldering them together tonight.

After failing to navigate Windows 8 driver hell (2 hours, 4 reboots and Windows losing my keyboard twice) - I flushed that plan and moved over the the rPi.  Even having to make a few source changes to build a couple tools in the chain - still a much better experience on Raspbian than Windows.
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One interesting thing to notice in that video I was talking about is just how empty the newer Arduinos look compared to my old one.
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I've been enjoying this book for the last week or so.  I've done SSL for 20 ish years...  But I'm learning something new almost every page.  Very nice.  I'm looking forward to more as the author finishes it up.

It's a bit expensive once you do the currency conversion (IMO), but I think it is worth it.  And it's great to know that the profit is going to the author.

While you are there, pick up the also very nice (and free) "Cookbook" and "Deployment Best Practices" guides.
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