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Raspberry Pi: It Arrived!

Today was a good day. Not only did I get the Raspberry Pi I ordered from Adafruit, but I was able to set it up with Raspbian. I want to set up Android Things on the Raspberry Pi. It won't be too hard to flash it. Flashing Raspbian on the 8GB MicroSD card was easy. […]

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Horizontal RecyclerView in Android Studio

I just published a new video on how to create a horizontal RecycleView in Android Studio. Check it out here.

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MacBook Pro (Touch Bar/2016) Problems

I just had my first issue with my new MacBook Pro (with the Touch Bar). Here's the issue: I could move my mouse, but the screen was frozen. The clock didn't change. The battery indicator didn't change. I could open settings. I couldn't do anything. Thankfully I had AppleCare. After a quick call, they had […]

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Raspberry Pi Police Body-Worn Camera

My crazy idea is turning into something, and I couldn't be more excited! I just purchased $100+ worth of gadgets from Adafruit. I bought a Raspberry Pi 3 B, the Camera Module (V2) and accessories. Here's the plan: Use the Raspberry Pi to create a body-wearable/worn camera for police departments, maybe even the Austin Police […]

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Police Body Worn Camera using Raspberry Pi + Camera

I have this brilliant idea. Last night I could hardly get to sleep. Here it is: Use a Raspberry Pi 3 and a Camera Module (V2) to create a body wearable camera for police officers. Data could be stored in Google Cloud Storage Coldline for $0.007/mo. -- next to nothing! I think I will buy […]

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But tonight I'm alive ain't a dollar sign guaranteed I can blow your mind

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The Best Photos of 2016

I subscribe to The New York Times. Read it every day. A subscription is only $15/mo. Today: The Year 2016 In Photos.

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Music

I live for music. Seriously. I pay for Google Play Music ($10/mo. subscription) and I take advantage of the all-you-can-stream policy. Discovering new songs that I can fall in love with is the best. Currently? Bad Things by Machine Gun Kelly.

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Kubernetes: Up and Running

I finished Kubernetes: Up and Running a few days ago. Definitely a good read. Learned a lot about the YAML syntax, setting up Kubernetes and how to get started on Google Container Engine. When the book is released next month, I will read through it again just so I have a good foundation on what […]

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Google Compute Engine

I just set up a Google Compute Engine instance running Debian 8, Nginx and PHP. It didn't take very long, either. At this point I've set up servers on Rackspace AWS Google Cloud HP Digital Ocean I've installed PHP, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, and setup Google Cloud SQL, App Engine and various other Google Cloud services.