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SparkFun Arduino Comparison Guide: https://youtu.be/hjRSwBcLcSU

Happy Arduino Day!
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Purdue Linux Users Group asked Purdue Perl Mongers  to give a talk on #Perl. No time and place yet, nor a slide written. 

What do you think are the crucial points to hit? Expected audience is CS and Engineering undergrads, who would've been in elementary school when Jon Orwant threw the coffee mug. I feel I have to mention Perl 5 and Perl 6 and how it got that way, and certainly how "before Christmas" has become "before Christmas 2015", but I'm not sure how much I care, and I'm sure I care more than the audience, and indulging yourself in a rant while a bored audience looks at their watch is a good use of nobody's time.

So, what should be in the talk? What should be left for later?
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I'd talk three minutes on Perl history (including CPAN, don't forget to stress the Westerman observation that it is sometimes hard to decide which of many CPAN modules to use) and spend the rest of the time demonstrating Perl 6—if they need to learn Perl 5 that would be easy (and disappointing) after knowing Perl 6.  Compare Perl 6 with language(s) they already know showing equivalent code in the different languages.
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Upgraded to Arduino 1.6.1 and lost a lot of my hardware support.
The bigger guys (sparkfun, adafruit, etc.) have released updates.
It took me a while to find this, if you have to fix stuff yourself:
https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/wiki/Arduino-Hardware-Cores-migration-guide-from-1.0-to-1.6
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My son Eric on WLFI again, which is wonderful, even if they mis-pronounced our last name. (jah-coh-bee)
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I actually forget how he pronounced it, as I haven't seen it since it was new.

Jah - as in Rastafari
Coe - as in David Allan Coe ("You Never Even Called Me By My Name")
Bee - like the honey-making insect
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Pedal steel and B3 organ don't often play together. Why not? This is great.
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Reminded again of this video, where Funkscribe breaks "Superstition" into constituent tracks to show how Stevie Wonder is so funky. Deserves FAR more than 300 views.
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I'm cancelling Arduino Day for us. I just can't get it together enough this week to make it work. It seemed like a fun idea, but no, not going to happen.
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Fair enough.  I was also struggling to get projects together for show-and-tell, especially network-connected things that wouldn't play nicely with MatchBOX's network sign-in process.  It was looking like I was going to have to resort to a wired Arduino connected to a DD-WRT router as wireless client tethered to my phone. Most. Convoluted. Network setup. Ever.

Anyway, if they're going to do something like this next year, we should keep that in mind and start preparing well in advance.  I can get an Arduino project done in a year, right? Right? :-)
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+Doug Couch has a THINK smart car. 

The THINK smart car is a giant battery on wheels with seats. It has a second battery, too, which power the lights and other things, without which, the vehicle won't move.

This battery is inaccessible without disassembling much of the car.

This battery currently has no charge.

He's been going on about it on Facebook, but as a geeky technical issue, it seems perfect for G+, so I don't know why he's not posting here. And I guess +Doug Couch is getting to work some other way today.
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I agree though...  why didn't I post here?
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The goal is to write code that interfaces with Bluetooth Low Energy in Ubuntu through VirtualBox, as Windows 7 cannot handle BLE.

This is simply doing normal Bluetooth scanning, not BLE, but it is using the dongle with the guest OS. So, win!
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"Metal makes a complicated sound"
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No melody rolls like this one.
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  • Purdue University
    Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
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"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." -- Lord Kelvin
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A big Geek, trying to become a smaller Geek.
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Went to 4 high schools, went to 3 high schools my senior year, father of three boys,
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Programmer, Musician
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Perl, R, Javascript, Arduino, Linux, Unix, Windows, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Driving standard-transmission automobiles
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  • Purdue University
    Genomics Core Programmer, 2008 - present
    Developed full-stack web applications (SQL to CSS) to handle sample metadata for the Purdue Genomics Core Lab. Developed several tools for the import, export and plotting of data to and from scientific instruments.
  • Allison Transmission
    Computer Lab Attendant, 2008 - 2008
    Maintain several workstations for high-end transmission control testing. Adapt several PCs to be used as transmission test rigs.
  • Purdue University
    Genomics Core Programmer, 2007 - 2008
    Developed full-stack web applications (SQL to CSS) to handle sample metadata for the Purdue Genomics Core Lab. Developed several tools for the import, export and plotting of data to and from scientific instruments.
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