Serialport Spring Update

Serialport turns 9 this year. Back when it started NodeJS was a different environment than it is now. JavaScript was a different programming language than it is today. Since then I’ve pushed some major changes over the years to keep...

Kademlia: A study

This week I’m at the Recurse Center as part of the “Mini 2 Batch”. I’ll be spending my time researching and implementing the Kademlia Distributed Hash Table. DHT’s are a building block of decentralized systems. They allow “efficient” storage and...

Async Generators

I started streaming-iterables a few months ago to learn how to use async-generators and it was hard. The concepts all sound very similar but there wasn't a great resource that spelled it all out, even MDN left me wanting more. In...

We live in Memory

Oh happy day! I'm getting read! My day had come! So many times the Redis had passed me by. I never knew why I wasn't chosen...

Node Serialport v2.1.0

A few weeks ago I started maintaining node serialport after a long hiatus. We hadn't had a release in about a year and we had some outstanding bugs that I wanted to tackle. I had also introduced some complexity around testing, years ago, that...

2014 Year End Review

In 2014 our plan was twofold; Help small business's dreams come true and to be a model for how we'd like our industry to operate. In 9 months we came close to achiving everything we wanted to. Close enough that...

Debugging Robots

I was recently helping Sara debug an issue with a project for an upcoming book she's writing a chapter in. She was using Johnny-Five and a Spark Core to remotely control a boat with JavaScript. The Setup The setup was...

Wizard Development StatusBot

Any sufficiently mature development team eventually has someone who makes a build status indicator. This one is ours. The WizardDev StatusBot shows us the current status of the latest build, the repo and branch names, and the commit message. We...

Multiple Domain Tracking with Segment.IO and Mixpanel

At One Month, we've chosen to operate our app across several domains depending on what course you're taking. (OneMonthRails.com, OneMonthHTML.com, or the primary domain OneMonth.com) As a result we broke a lot of our tracking that we do to figure...

Coming soon to a party near you

I got one of them Drink Shields and assembled it today. It uses a Alcohol Gas Sensor MQ-3 to take readings and displays them on a light bar that goes up to 11. No idea how to convert this to...