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05 Jun 2015
Jasmine.js, jquery and :visibility
Jasmine.js testing :visibility with a clean room
06 Jan 2015
Nao Robot Tells Encounter at Farpoint
Experimenting with Nao Robot's new dialog engine, wikipedia and star trek
11 Dec 2014
Rails Scaffold for a Model in a Module
Need to create rails scaffold for a Model that is inside a Module?
20 Oct 2014
Rails Multiple Databases
There are a few tricks to integrating a rails app with a legacy database. Here is what I've learned...
20 Oct 2014
Cache Jquery Ajax
Here is a very simple approach to caching Jquery ajax calls
17 May 2014
FluentNao and Events
Next up is code to handle voice recognition with Fluent Nao
16 May 2014
I'll show you how to set up Fluent Nao code to interactively control Nao
06 May 2014
I got tired of knowing nothing about DNS settings so I asked Mike.
27 Mar 2014
Deploy middleman-loaded to Github Pages
Here I explain the different github pages offerings and how to deploy middleman to to them.
19 Mar 2014
Rails 3, Test:Unit, Spork & Guard
There are a lot tutorials (all different); here is how I got Rails 3 & TestUnit working with Spork and Guard
10 Feb 2014
12 Dec 2013
Import ovpn File on Ubuntu
The new network manager doesn't include openvpn and even after installing that it doesn't include an option to import your ovpn file. Here are the straight forward steps to getting set up.
27 Nov 2013
Generate a SSL Certificate and Using it
A task not done all that often and always difficult to have go smoothly. Here is the flow for generating an SSL Certificate and using it
25 Sep 2013
Jekyll the Amazing Static Site Generator
You're used to thinking cms or wordpress for building websites that require templating or ease of editing; but in my experience 90% of the time it ends up feeling like your "killing an ant with a sledgehammer".
23 Sep 2013
Dell, Windows 8, Ubuntu & Grub Challenges
Windows is "taking over" the boot process, you can fix the problem by using the Windows bcdedit command and by disabling secure boot
18 Jul 2013
Groovy on Grails & Ubuntu
Grails makes extensive use of groovy and even more interesting is the way they have wrapped some mature favorites (junit, ant and hybernate) with the groovy language.
10 Jul 2013
Ubuntu is fantastic, stable and you'll truly enjoy it. Here is a list of things to get a good developer machine up and running
29 Jun 2013
Control Nao Robot from Interactive Python Shell
See how to control the Nao Robot from the interactive python shell. Meaning you type the commands, press enter and Nao moves.
19 Jun 2013
Jenkins & Selenium
I have in the past used Atlassian Bamboo for build automation and to run automated tests. While I love that solution, it costs money and not everyone wants to buy it.
30 May 2013
Ruby for Monitoring & Testing
20 May 2013
Ubuntu & TMUX
First off from the tmux website... "tmux is a terminal multiplexer. What is a terminal multiplexer? It lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal..."
15 May 2013
Functional Ruby Fu!
For some strange reason I keep forgetting ruby folding functions. So to be kind to my my future self, here is how it works.
01 May 2013
Learn Ruby on Rails
List of my favorite resources for learning & teaching newbee programmers how to develop with Ruby on Rails.
21 Apr 2013
I have been programming Nao for some time and doing motion has been challenging. So like any good software developer would, I set my mind toward making it easier, faster and more intuitive.
15 Mar 2013
Ubuntu & .NET MVC
Mono.net and Mono Develop have come a long way; it's not only reasonable to run/develop .NET MVC on linux, it's damn near preferable.
10 Feb 2013
RBEnv, Ubuntu and Bundler
A howto for setting up ubuntu with rbenv and more; for ruby on rails development.
04 Jan 2013
Nao Colored Object Detection
The Colored Object Detection module was developed by Vincent Berenz and can be added to NAO
04 Jan 2013
Makey Makey Inventors Kit
Ruby script that uses the curses gem to capture commands from Makey Makey and use a case statement to tell me which fruit / vegetable I touched
20 Nov 2012
What Can Nao Do?
Nao recognizes my face, understands when I speak, talks back and recognizes programming books.
18 Nov 2012
Video for the Web
Here is a non-experts take on the most basic rules of the road for preparing video for the web.
15 Nov 2012
Ubuntu & H.264 Codec
Encode amazing looking video with the H.264 codec on ubuntu