No, Absolutely Not

via No, Absolutely Not — JSFeeds I think the difference between a junior and senior front-end developer isn’t in their understanding or familiarity with a particular tech stack, toolchain, or whether they can write flawless code. Instead, it all comes down to this: how they push back … more

The powerful developer knows how to say “no” and enforce it with some solid facts and evidence.  The developer must have enough experience to pull examples down to prove the point that “no’ is an acceptable answer.

How Do You Remove Unused CSS From a Site?

via Here’s what I’d like you to know upfront: this is a hard problem. If you’ve landed here because you’re hoping to be pointed at a tool you can run that tells you exactly what CSS you can delete from your project, well… there are tools out there, but … more

This is a hard problem and this approach using a specialize tool makes sense.  If the tool doesn’t exist that you need, make it.

How to start a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi

via How to start a script at start-up on a Raspberry Pi #Learnsomething #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #CatsofEngineering — Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! Quick informative video from Estefannie Explains it All on YouTube:Do you want your Raspberry Pi to automatically run your code when it is connected to power? Then you are in the right place. In this new #LEARNSOMETHING video I show you how to make you Raspberry Pi run your script automatically when it is connected…

This is very useful is the power situation is a little unstable.  The Raspberry PI starts up and runs a specific task.  This could come in very handy.

Emoji Scanner Displays Emojis on Passers-By


via Emoji Scanner Displays Emojis on Passers-By #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi — Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! From Vitar Drinkovic on vimeo:The wooden structure set in the shopping window with two raspberry pi cameras “scans” street space every two seconds . See moreEach Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry…

This looks like a very cool project.  I wished I had seen it to see what emoji my face would generate.  Face recognition is now commonplace.  This both cool and a little scary.

It’s Time to Start Making Your Web Apps Reactive

via It’s Time to Start Making Your Web Apps Reactive — SitePoint This article was created in partnership with Manning Publications. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You’ve heard of the principle of “survival of the fittest”, and you know that it’s especially true in web development. Your users expect split-second performance and bug-free interfaces — and if you can’t deliver them, you…

Reactivity is a hot topic in web applications.  Make your web application work on any device in any orientation.  But it’s gone further than single-page web applications and Bootstrap.  The Progressive Web Application (PWA) is based on user experience.  What can you do to make a web application look and feel like a phone application?  It is subtle things including quick initial page loads, familiar transitions and objects that look like phone app objects.

Data Visualization in R vs. Python


A decisive step in the data science process is communicating the results of your analysis. As a data scientist, you are often tasked with presenting these results to people with little or no statistical background, making it important to be able to present the content clearly and understandably.

It is often also useful to begin a data science project by creating simple graphs to explore the data, before the actual analysis.

Tools for visualization can be found in both R and Python, with some key differences between the two. If you’re looking to determine which language is right for you and your projects, this article might be interesting for you.

This article covers specific differences between R and Python in terms of data visualization.

Which is better for doing visualization R or Python?  Yes.  It’s up to what you know.  That is probably what you will use.  I learned R back in University and I forgot all of it.  I pick Python, because of the big sweep of Python across all platforms and the abundance of training materials available.

Raspberry Pi Zero Internet Radio

via Raspberry Pi Zero Internet Radio @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi — Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! Fun project + tutorial from hansiart on instructables.No programming or soldering skills needed. Just buy the components, connect some wires between them and thats it!. Oh, and burn an image of the radio operating system on an sd card.Read more.Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and…

This has been one of the projects I would like to do.  I’m looking for an old-style 1930’s-1940’s radio that I can retrofit an Internet radion into.  The list of stations would be read from a JSON file on a server that I can update as I find new radio gems.

Hospitals, vendors question FDA’s plan to oversee decision-support software


via:   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest plan for overseeing clinical decision-support software leaves too much room for interpretation over what types of software the agency intends to regulate, according to health systems and software vendors.

While stakeholders largely applauded the FDA’s vision of a risk-based regulatory approach in theory, a major point of contention involves confusion over the FDA’s definition of what software would be included under the FDA’s oversight.

FDA released an outline in September for how it plans to regulate clinical decision-support software, or software systems that analyze data to help clinicians and patients make treatment decisions. The draft guidance uses a risk-based approach, with the FDA focusing its oversight based on the risk to patients if software malfunctions.

The government and decision-support should probably not be used in the same sentence.  My experience with government and business intelligence and decision support tools shows the selection is more political than technical or business strategy centred.

Raspberry Pi 101: Cat selfie machine


Concordia university in Canada is holding a workshop to make a cat selfie machine on January 20th 2020 using Raspberry Pi! A Raspberry Pi is a very small computer; so what can you do with it? Lots of things, but once you experience the magic of your cat (or dog, or goldfish) sending you selfies…


Vendors to collaborate to bring AI to orthopedic planning

3d-ribs-printed.jpg A new agreement between two vendors aims to bring artificial intelligence to tools used to plan orthopedic surgeries.

The agreement between Zebra Medical Vision and DePuy Synthes aims to facilitate surgeries by giving doctors digital pre-operative surgical planning tools that are easily accessible and more affordable.

The companies formed a co-development and commercialization agreement to improve the use of two-dimensional images and data for pre-operative planning. The goal is to provide a cloud-based approach that can assist orthopedic surgeons worldwide.

Having computers assist in the planning of surgeries is not new, but, having them read imaging and then assisting with preoperative planning is unique.  This is another example of the Hybrid power of Humans and AI working together.