Raspberry Pi 4: 48 hours later — Raspberry Pi Blog – Raspberry Pi

“We’ve never felt more betrayed and excited at the same time,” admitted YouTubers 8 Bits and a Byte when I told them Raspberry Pi 4 would be out in June, going against rumours of the release happening at some point in 2020. Fortunately, everything worked in our favour, and we were able to get our…

A new Pi fresh out the oven, ahead of time.  Usually, Pi announcements happen later in the year but, the PI foundation couldn’t hold back.  New Raspberry PI has had about 200 new YouTube videos if you want comparisons, benchmarks and general opinions.

I think it’s a natural evolution of a system on a chip to one step closer to being a full-fledged personal computer.   Can’t buy one anywhere at any price.  I guess I will wait a bit.

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Build a Real-time Chat App with Pusher and Vue.js


Apps that communicate in real time are becoming more and more popular nowadays, as they make for a smoother, more natural user experience. In this tutorial, we’re going to build a real-time chat application using Vue.js powered by ChatKit, a service … more

This is an interesting real-time Vue project.  Using sockets for interaction sometimes proves difficult.  I wonder if this service would make the process easier.  I will see.

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10 Keys to Successful BI Implementation

Why is it so challenging to get Business Intelligence (BI) adopted, implemented, and leveraged in an organization? Unlike CRM and ERP tools, which are essentially data collectors, BI requires just as much thought to implement and sometimes even more resources than its transactional counterparts. Yet many organizations continue to struggle to ensure that it is…

The ones I like here that I can say I’ve experienced are Ownership, it’s best to have this at the highest levels possible.  A prototype, start with something small that you can do in a couple of months to such success.  Use the momentum of this to build on it and take another “Small” step.  Nothing beats being able to see the answers in a picture with data visualization.

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A Dozen Postbag items with CCTV H 264 USB CAM GMH 094

This is a video from the lost series of videos that I thought had been lost during a server move and now they are found. Sounds like a religious experience. There are a dozen items in this video including an H.264 1080p CCTV USB camera, tools, pumps and UV flashlights.


00:31 UV Flash Light
03:09 Submersible pump
04:17 Titanium high-speed drill bits
05:05 Countersink bits
06:42 Kreg “Like” pocket hole drill bit
08:24 “Diamond” Ceramic glass drills
09:33 Tweezers
11:12 Flush Cut diagonal cutters “Dikes”
12:01 Free bonus gaming mouse
13:50 Spray Can holders
14:40 “Waterproof” COB vehicle under lights
16:30 H264 1080p CCTV with 30mm Lens

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Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think


It’s not true that no one needs you anymore.”

These words came from an elderly woman sitting behind me on a late-night flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The plane was dark and quiet. A man I assumed to be her husband murmured almost inaudibly in response, something to the effect of “I wish I was dead.”

But I had started to wonder: Can I really keep this going? I work like a maniac. But even if I stayed at it 12 hours a day, seven days a week, at some point my career would slow and stop.

I often wonder the same thing about professional decline.   Unlike most folks when it comes time to retire I won’t be fishing, I’ll still be working but on things that I think are exciting and not as many hours.

via: The Atlantic




A Beginner’s Guide to Vue CLI

When building a new Vue app, the best way to get up and running quickly is to use Vue CLI. This is a command-line utility that allows you to choose from a range of build tools, which it will then install and configure for you. It will also scaffold out your project, providing you with…

Getting started using Vue or starting a new Vue project is where the VUE CLU is useful.  Answer a few questions and get a bare-bones folder structure and required files and setting done for you.  It may need to be modified slightly but, it’s better than starting from scratch or using some other project that doesn’t match the new one.

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The Secret of Good Electron Apps

tl;dr Check out https://github.com/jlongster/electron-with-server-example Some people really hate Electron apps. The idea that an app includes an entire copy of the Chrome web browser sounds ridiculous. This feeling is validated when looking at the apps … more

An Electron APP is a copy of the browser with code behind it.  The web browser serves as the windows interface rather than a Window form.  The key here is “BROWSER” which also means cross-platform.  While it may not be as nice as native applications we don’t have time to learn like 5 platforms, do we?

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12 Top Use Cases For eLearning Authoring Tools


Whether you’re switching from traditional training or simply need to create more effective content for your eLearning course, eLearning authoring tools are a viable investment. They expedite the eLearning development process and package your resources in a neatly formatted bundle, as well as allow you to deploy more interactive, immersive, and engaging online training resources for your team. But making a business case can be tricky if you’re already working with a tight budget. Here are 12 uses for eLearning authoring tools, along with the benefits they can offer.

The 12 uses for eLearning authoring tools is very good but it doesn’t address the 800-pound gorilla in the room.  eLearning tools are both expensive and have a steep learning curve.  I keep looking for a tool that is more intuitive than full of features I’ll never use.

via: eLearning Industry

How to Kill Your Procrastination and Absolutely Crush It With Your Ideas


I can’t even begin to count how many people (myself very much included) keep saying:

“Yeah, I’m going to start this JavaScript course!”

“I’m buying and reading this book!”

“I’ve started building this app to learn React and GraphQL!”

Shit, I am guilty of this so many times it hurts to think about it.  I’m really good the “prep” part but, the “Doing” part gets hung up.  This article provided me with some insight as to my “Habits”.

Via: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-kill-procrastination-and-crush-your-ideas/