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Gerwin Sturm
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ສະບາຍດີ / Hello!

Lao is definitely a very challenging language to learn, especially when it comes to saying the words in the right tones.

To help me (and others) with that I created a Polymer PWA (so I can use it offline while travelling Laos next year) that lets me enter words in Lao (possibly copied from an offline dictionary) and get them romanized with indication of the proper tone.

The romanization probably isn't totally correct yet, but I'll keep fixing the app (and maybe add some more features), while I continue to learn the language.

App: https://lao-helper.firebaseapp.com/
Source code: https://github.com/Scarygami/lao-helper

I've used a variety of sources to try to get the correct information into the app, mainly the book Lao Basics by Sam Brier and Phouphanomlack (Tee) Sangkhampone (https://www.amazon.com/lao-basics/dp/0804840997/) and the website http://www.thailao.net/

#gde   #polymer   #opensourcecode   #lao  
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Working woderful
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Lao is a fun language to learn.

The only consonants that don't come in a multitude of indistinguishable tones (at least for a western ear) are j, y and A(!!).
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+Tom Redhead they probably just made you say all the wrong words on purpose ;)
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Busy times ahead :)
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Wow! Jealous.
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No Man's Sky - Day 17

I have walked the world, beheld its wonders... °

Not finding any hints near the portal, I decided to leave my ship as a marker and go off in the direction indicated by the portal, which happened to be in the direction of the rising sun.

Following this direction always keeping the marker of my ship behind me, I travelled for several days, learning about the language and the history of the Vy'keen, finding abandoned buildings and weird rock structures.

I found some interesting monoliths that were different from the others, and seemed to be linked to the portal in some way, having a similar style, and teaching me some words of the Atlas language in addition of Vy'keen. I started to collect the gifts received from these and other monoliths, in the hope they will allow me to open the portal.

By then my navigator started to fail, with the displayed distance to my ship getting smaller, even though I was still walking away from it. Apparently it thought the quickest way to get back to my ship would be to drill a tunnel through the planet. Ignoring this problem for now, I continued roughly in the direction I originally intended to.

It must have been when I was about half-way around the world, that the navigator got completely unreliable, pretending I could be at my ship in just one hour and constantly changing the direction I should go to reach it. I really would have loved to have a proper compass then. Instead I waited for the morning sun to show me the right direction, and discovered a planet that I could follow easily during day and night.

After endless hours my path brought me back to my ship and the portal, having travelled once around the whole planet. But none of my efforts enabled me to open and use the portal.

I might just give up for now, leave this planet behind and try again another day on another planet...



° Extra points for knowing where this line was adapted from ;)
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Awesome journal entry. Love it. Keep them coming! ☺️👍
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No Man's Sky - Day 8

Came across a planet with caves filled with Vortex Cubes. I think I might stay here for a while, get rich, improve my Exosuit and buy a better ship. Maybe learn some Korvax along the way.

It get's a little bit hot during the day, but you can always jump into the nice reddish waters to cool down. And there are some huge dinosaurs roaming the lands, but nothing I couldn't run away or hide from.

Might have left my ship alone too long though, since it decided to leave without me... or have I left the keys in the ignition?
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+Rachel Wilson I imagine you left your moon by now. I got lucky and found a vortex moon that had mellow climate and low security sentinels. It's difficult to find these worlds so I'm grinding it out for awhile yet was able to purchase a 30 slot ship for 4 mill and am working towards the 48. Keep in mind I had to dismantle everything on my previous ship to purchase for that low of a price. The upgrades to the new ship that i installed drove the price up for other 38 slot ship I came across at trading post. Before I sell this new one I'll be dismantling yet at least it gives me more slots for cubes in the meantime. 
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There are giant Poké Balls in No Man's Sky!

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So I really need to show the pic of the Pokemon Go Stop I found in No Man's Sky. :D
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Our yearly IT conference brought us to Split this year, where we spent three days on a (crowded) ship and the islands Brač and Hvar for workshops, team building, and a jump into the sea before the end of summer.
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Beautiful photos.
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Last weekend's grill menu.
Grilled pumpkin was delicious.
The rest was delicious as well :)

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And should the pumpkin be peeled first or no???
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When I heard that Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman released a new album I was excited... until I actually listened to the album.

Switching through the album felt like switching through the soundtrack of the musical Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires), which is an awesome musical with awesome songs. That wouldn't be a problem since Steinman has already re-used lots of his previous works in Tanz der Vampire.

The real issue with the album is that Meat Loaf has totally lost his voice. It feels awful to listen to him... back to listening some of his old works to get the terrible voice out of my head...
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Oh my lord... this is bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX9gneSssh0
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Sneak peek - Polycasting

I'm currently working on a set of Polymer elements to make developing both Chrome Sender Apps and Custom Receivers for Google Cast as easy as possible.

The elements are very much pre-alpha at the moment, but my scary-cast-sender can already start and connect to a scary-cast-receiver running on Chromecast.

https://github.com/Scarygami/scary-cast-sender
https://github.com/Scarygami/scary-cast-receiver

After properly implementing all the details of session management (which can be quite a hassle with Google Cast...) I'll move on to some simple message passing and then work my way through the Google Cast API stack, trying to keep to Google Cast UI/UX Guidelines as good as possible.

Stay tuned for this to develop :)


#gde #opensourcecode #polymer #googlecast

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Hello Mr Gervin Sturm
I am Roqia Amiri from Kabul Afghanistan i fallow your page in Google +, you Know in here a lots of problem are exit for Afghan women specially in programming they have not any center for Afghan Girls and Afghan women also like programming i write a report for word Bank to solve this problem so How can contact with you and give some advice for Building this center in Learning part.
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No Man's Sky - Day 12

Found a Portal!

No idea where it leads or how to even open it, but it's sure different from anything I've seen so far on my long travels through the universe.

The planet has nothing much else, and the sentinels are a real pest here. But the waters are nice.

Left my ship near the portal to find my way back to it. Going to investigate on foot, to see if I can find any hints about the portal.


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Looks like a good game!
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I should definitely take care of error -41 more often :)
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That's a big error. Must be tended to frequently.
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Origami-loving computer geek
Introduction
Computers, Origami, Photography, Music, Android, Cooking, Rubik Cubes and variations, ...
Just to name a few of my interests :)

Very active in developing and playing around with several Google APIs including the Google+ APIs. For my activities, open source projects and support in this area I have been granted membership in the Google Developers Expert program as GDE for Google+ 2012-2015 and GDE for Web Technologies since 2015.

I have started a series of "About me"-posts which you might want to check out to learn more about me. Start here
Bragging rights
Author of a well-selling Origami book / one of the very first Austrians on Google+ / GDE for Web Technologies / wrote Glassware before the Mirror API actually launched (and without owning Glass)
Education
  • TU Wien
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2004
  • BG/BRG Knittelfeld
    1989 - 1997
  • VS Knittelfeld
    1987 - 1989
  • VS Grafenwörth
    1985 - 1987
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Software Developer
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Writing Code, Solving Rubik Cubes, Designing Origami
Employment
  • FoldedSoft e.U.
    Owner & Developer, 2010 - present
  • Bayer Austria
    Sysadmin, Software Developer, 1997 - 2009
  • Christophorus Verlag
    Author, 2007 - 2008
    "Origami - Kreative Falt-Ideen" published in 2008 which includes original and traditional Origami Models. / "Origami extra groß" a compilation published in 2013 including several of my models.
  • Halvotec
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2000
  • Bayer Austria
    Business Application Specialist, 2016 - present
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Vienna, Austria
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Knittelfeld, Austria - Grafenwörth, Austria - Spielberg, Austria - Växjö, Sweden
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The best (organic) ice cream you can get in Vienna. Also has a lot of vegan options. Make sure to try elderflower (Holunder) and pumpkin seed oil (Kürbiskernöl) which are my favourites. They also have a kiosk at the Schönbrunn zoo which is a nicer place to eat an ice cream in my opinion.
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My favourite place to have a final meal before leaving the area. The garlic fries are delicious :)
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