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Scott Jenson
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Working on making the Physical Web happen
Working on making the Physical Web happen

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Provisioning WiFi IoT devices using The Physical Web and Web Bluetooth.

How to configure WiFi IoT devices based on Raspberry Pi 3's or Pi Zeros & +RedBearlab IoT pHat using BLE
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Thinking Different
There is an almost mythic belief that macOS is far better than Windows. So much so that most Mac users feel it's not even worth trying. I've been on Macs for over 30 years, I'm part of this cult but it's time to test the theory. I'm going to make the switch to Windows. I've already had a few colleagues gasp in horror but some things give me hope.

First, I spend most of my time on the web (e.g. right now) so as long as I have a good browser, I should be fine..

Second, much of what I need is well covered on windows (Sublime, VLC, Google Drive, Dropbox, even bash!)

Third, the two hero applications I need, Sketch and Keynote, have alternatives I'm willing to try: Figma and PowerPoint. I'll admit, I'm most nervous here as I'm entrenched into these communities. This part will likely hurt.

I'm quite sure many will claim I'm overreacting but honestly, I don't see how I can loose. If things go well, I'm free of a company that no longer makes hardware that reflects my needs. If it's a disaster, I at least tried something new and will certainly gain some perspective in the process.

I'm "thinking different".

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This is stunning. This is the type of low level interaction technique that can solve many mobile issues. So many interesting directions unlocked here:
* scrolling vs selection
* better small targeting
* 2 vs 1 handed use
* simple "right click" options
* Revealing click targets

I'm giddy, this is amazing...
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I finally decided to open-source my Android BLE advertiser library used in the Beacon Toy app. Hopefully it will benefit anyone who wants to jump-start on creating virtual (Eddystone) beacons from their Android app, for a variety of purposes. Additionally, it adds experimental support for my concept of ephemeral dynamic URLs (anti-spoofing for the Physical Web). The library source code and the details are available on GitHub: https://github.com/adriancretu/uriio/tree/master/android
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A Bachelor student group working with Nordic Semiconductor have created an awesome Physical Web Car. Read more about the project and the use of Web Bluetooth on GitHub: https://github.com/web-bluetooth/rc-car-game
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+Ben Hardill got Web Bluetooth working properly last weekend to finish off his Physical Web Light Switch (aka Belkin WeMo lightbulbs).

Learn more about his experience at
http://www.hardill.me.uk/wordpress/2016/03/19/adding-web-bluetooth-to-the-lightswitch/ and check out his GitHub repository at https://github.com/hardillb/physical-web-lightswitch
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