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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – February 25, 2008 05:31PM Reply Quote
Don't mind the pit-stains, greasy hair and Dorito breath. They've been busy coding. Or, at least, thinking about coding.

El Jeffe – August 08, 2016 07:22PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
coincidentally, I was listening to 80s podcast, and Bette Davis Eyes song mention. Googling led me to GP's version. I had NO IDEA she (could) sing/s.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbQ_uj9lJxc

which led me to this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfQForTV_eA

Not TOO bad, really..

ddt – August 08, 2016 09:06PM Reply Quote
Anyone worked on geofencing an app?

ddt

porruka (Admin) – August 08, 2016 10:07PM Reply Quote
The cat has your pipe.
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ddt
Anyone worked on geofencing an app?

ddt

Yes.

ddt – August 08, 2016 10:44PM Reply Quote
Anything I should read on it as a non-technical layman, preferably with a design "what one can and can't do" perspective? Maybe also on what overhead (engineering, battery life) it might add to a mobile app?

ddt

porruka (Admin) – August 10, 2016 09:03AM Reply Quote
The cat has your pipe.
The overhead will vary depending on approach, platform, and specific technology.

You can start with Apple's Location and Maps Programming Guide and just skim/skip the code-specifics:

https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/LocationAwarenessPG/RegionMonitoring/RegionMonitoring.html

This talks about both the macro (location) and micro (beacon) approaches.

Terminology will vary as well but this will help you grasp the concepts of regions, how Apple restricts some of that info (and therefore what to look for on other platforms), and such.

From a higher level, you'll want to know answers to things like:

• how many distinct regions do you want/need to recognize at any one time (some platforms have limits)
• will your regions require overlap
• what sort of identification time delay can you handle (do you want to alert while someone is walking through a mall vs driving past a store)
• what do you want to do when a boundary crossing is identified?
• how granular do you need to be? 150m vs 1.5m?
• indoor or outdoor mapping/tracking?

(and these give more targeted insight into whatever sets of docs you peruse)

ddt – August 10, 2016 11:27AM Reply Quote
Cool, thanks. I have a few very specific use cases in mind, but this looks interesting and potentially inspiring for some more.

ddt

ddt – September 27, 2016 05:28PM Reply Quote
This looks like a really cool tool, and hearing good things: https://www.notion.so/product

ddt

porruka (Admin) – September 27, 2016 10:40PM Reply Quote
The cat has your pipe.
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ddt
This looks like a really cool tool, and hearing good things: https://www.notion.so/product

ddt

Ugh. FSM save us from more "organize your work a whole new way" tools.

ddt – September 28, 2016 10:42AM Reply Quote
Oh, come on -- you have to love the shade they throw at Google Docs.

ddt

porruka (Admin) – September 28, 2016 03:00PM Reply Quote
The cat has your pipe.
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ddt
Oh, come on -- you have to love the shade they throw at Google Docs.

ddt

There is that; slagging on Google Docs is never a bad thing. That doesn't make everything else a good thing, though.

ddt – September 28, 2016 03:41PM Reply Quote
True. I have heard good things about this tool, though. The best would be a tool that kind of vanishes, that nobody has to pay attention to _as a tool_, which this seems to focus on.

ddt

John Willoughby – September 28, 2016 04:55PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I've got a whole suite of tools that are invisible and nobody pays attention to. Every computer in the world ships with them. Sadly, the revenue stream is also invisible.

johnny k – September 28, 2016 10:52PM Reply Quote
Yeah, it's exhausting to learn to use a new tool the way they intend you to, to get the best out of it. And then it gets acquired/shut down and you're shopping around again. Not trusting cloud-based productivity software. There's a reason email and an old copy of Adobe CS endures. I did slowly get into Pixelmator and Affinity Designer, and it's paid off in squeezing the most out of an older computer alone.

ddt – October 02, 2016 01:43PM Reply Quote
Can't get enough of this talk about the role of making things in the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ucEt-La9w

ddt

John Willoughby – October 04, 2016 12:55PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

John Willoughby – October 06, 2016 11:57AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
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John Willoughby – October 06, 2016 12:00PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I love the detail in terms of equipment and mounts. And LISP.

porruka (Admin) – October 06, 2016 12:51PM Reply Quote
The cat has your pipe.
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John Willoughby – October 06, 2016 01:16PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
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ARL (Moderator) – October 06, 2016 09:31PM Reply Quote
The php cartoon panel is equally fitting for modula 2.

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