Category Archives: #Hacking

Solution for Self Driving cars in the Caribbean

This is a good first step towards autonomous vehicles on the challenging road infrastructure in the Caribbean.

I build for me….

I build tools for my use.  Hardware, Software, and services.  I build not to sell, rent and/or give to others.  One cannot solve the problems of others, until she can solve her own.

While I am supporter of Free Software, both beer and freedom, I most importantly support the freedom to do what you want.  This is because I don’t want anyone telling me what to do with my life.

If I follow your instructions, know that it is because I deem it in my own best interest.  Our goals have been aligned.  Nothing more, nothing less.

ZFS Testing

Spent the day testing ZFS, via FreeNAS, as a VM storage medium.  Got it to do snapshots, rollbacks, clones and the most important, incremental backup to remote systems.

The goal is for this to allow my core data to be replicated to remote repos for security issues.  This is most imperative after Irmaria.

Resources that were most helpful.

https://www.headdesk.me/ZFS_incremental_replication

http://portrix-systems.de/blog/brost/zfs-migration-using-incremental-sendreceive/

Automata

Automata theory is the study of abstract machines and automata, as well as the computational problems that can be solved using them. It is a theory in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics (a subject of study in both mathematics and computer science). The word automata (the plural of automaton) comes from the Greek word αὐτόματα, which means “self-acting”.

wikipedia

Veranda to dish….

On June 20th, I took the step to self reliance and purchased an vertical aeroponics system from Al Henry [alhenry2@gmail.com] a local(USVI) hydroponics system maker and this weekend harvested the first of many produce.

Here is the system

Before

Currently:

Plants are :

Kale
Parsley
Thyme & Oregano
Basil
Spinach
Collard Greens
Lettuce
Arugula
Onions (Scallions)
Chives
Rosemary
Sweet Marjoram
Cilantro
Swiss Chard
Mustard (Greens)
Lemon Grass
Mint
Sage
Tarragon

 

This is a time lapse of the system(click on image to start animation):

And the resulting meal that used produce from the system.

How to Become Relevant when a Robot Takes Your Job | Pablos Holman | TEDxLA

The Future Doesn’t Need You – How to Become Relevant when a Robot Takes Your Job
In this talk, Pablos dares you to imagine the possibilities in what once seemed impossible: a harmonious co-existence of humans and robots: Robots taking over your jobs and why they should; how this can trigger fear in humans and why it shouldn’t; redefining happiness; solving world problems like eliminating disease; a personal narrative of parenting that will bring you to your knees; and the responsibility of humans in all of this.

Cassie – Next Gen bipedal robotics…

Since then, robots have fascinated the minds of sci-fi writers and engineers alike. Which brings us to Cassie – the next generation of bipedal robots devised by Oregon State University’s Agility Robotics. Cassie originates from its predecessor ATRIAS. The problem that researchers kept stumbling over when developing ATRIAS was that it contained motors which worked against each other. As a result, this left the robot in being completely inefficient. Cassie, on the other hand, contains steering, feet, and a sealed system, allowing it be both agile and robust.

[via serious wonder]

3D-Printed Embedded Electronics Make this Drone Ready to Fly Straight out of the Printer

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have created a 3D-printed drone that is almost completely flight-ready straight out of the 3D printer by using printed embedded electronics.


[via allaboutcircuits ]