Hi I'm Francis Gulotta 👋
I write about IoT, Robots, Education &
the Internet I Wish We Had

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A Product Team Righting Themselves

My Product Manager Skylar asked me today to recap how our product team righted themselves after a year of hardship and they’ve been so good for so long I had forgotten where we came from. It feels really good when...

Learning Rust

For the second year in a row, for my birthday, I took some time off work to learn some new things. This year it was Rust. (Last year it was the DHT Kademlia) I enjoyed spending two days with Rust....

The Serial Mouse Project

I spent a few weeks making an old Serial Mouse work. I’ve been tweeting a log of what I’ve done so far and I already wrote a piece on the serial mouse protocols.

😃 Vats

Love and pain and war, all things I missed. Since the vats became standard in all low income housing I haven’t needed any of them. We’re all fed, we’re all healthy and we’re all kept separated so there’s no war,...

Serialport States

Even after running node serialport for a few years, I find all the states that are possible on a standard RS-232 serialport confusing to reason about. I figured it was a good idea to write it all down. I have...

Serial Mice

I remembered there was such a thing as a serial mouse and I wondered how they worked. A bit of googling found me this link (which as of this posting has an SSL error). I’m going to reproduce it below...