We are building a seemingly simple and free to play game we call “Memory Match Cube”. Its like the card game Memory, where you turn over pairs of cards to find matches, but here we’ve put the cards on the sides of a cube! You can rotate the cube, click to reveal the symbol, then try to find the match! We hope to add more options and help soon, but you can try it now at https://www.woodsidelabs.com/games/mmcube/ (note, requires WebGL support in your browser. Should work in Chrome on desktop OS but not tested on other browsers or mobile yet!)
I posted a new project on GitHub to fetch and render NWS weather conditions and forecasts. It uses XSL to render XML data from the National Weather Service. The project also has a PHP array to convert ZIP code to latitude/longitude, which might be useful in itself for other projects. The code and PHP zipcode lookup array are posted at https://github.com/bryanherger/phpwx
We’re publishing a GitHub project to help manage services on AWS on-demand and spot instances. Our demo goals include spot instance launch on request or on schedule and managing uptime of on-demand instances using hibernate behavior to minimize compute costs. Instances would be launched or revived on demand, for example when a client tries to connect to the server’s inbound TCP port, or on schedule to avoid any latency.
I have a Masterkey USB MIDI keyboard, computer speakers, a Raspberry Pi 3, so I put them together to make a music machine for my toddler. Hardware is straightforward – keyboard to USB, speakers to round jack – and the following post is very helpful to configure ALSA and FluidSynth: http://andrewdotni.ch/blog/2015/02/28/midi-synth-with-raspberry-p/
I moved the antenna to a higher vantage point and updated the software a bit, so now you can see over 50M messages a day, and over 100 aircraft on the live map at peak times. Check it out at http://www.woodsidelabs.com/whatsup/
Nir Eyal’s last book, “Hooked,” taught Silicon Valley how to make addictive technology. In his new book, “Indistractable,” he gives you the tools to take back control of your attention and your life. Here’s a link to the Next Big Idea podcast about “Indistractable”, which convinced me to add both books to my reading list: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wondery/the-next-big-idea/e/64605608