Saturday, July 8, 2017

Yep, tablet may replace computer in most of cases...

I'm thinking about buying iPad Pro, and because of this I'm using more my Pixel C.
And I'm starting to thing that I understand why many people thinks that tablets like iPad Pro may replace computer as a productivity tool.

I think most important part is this that tablets lets you focus more.

By nature tablets are more single tasked at given moment.
Of course iPad Pro (especially with iOS 11), and Pixel C let you to split screen and use more than one app, but usually in such cases you use those apps working on one thing at the time.

And lets be honest ;-) working on one task at the moment is something what is the biggest productivity tool for most of people*.

* - except those called supertaskers.

posted from Bloggeroid

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Waiting for visa...

Yep, I'm waiting for US visa.

I have planned business trip to US, where I will met some people (mainly architects and UX people) who will show us (me and my colleagues) how we may do our project better for customers.
We have also some tourist ideas ;-)

Among those visit in New York City.
They have there Concord and Space Shuttle Enterprise, and The Book of Mormon.

Sadly my previous visa expired in February and now I'm waiting for new one.
I hope that I will got it :-)

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Sunday, June 25, 2017


Sometime ago I build with Rasbperry Pi detector of this if I'm using my desk in sit or stand mode.

It uses 2 ultrasound detectors, one is looking on ceiling, second is looking from desk in direction where I should be.

And it works :-)
It even sends me e-mails each day with info how long I spend sitting and standing.

And everything would be perfect... but sometimes something cause whole detector to hang.
It seems that somehow code doesn't return from GPIO reading.
And my detector stops to work.

I was trying to identify problem, but its rare and difficult to catch.
So I used other solution ;-) tested multiple times in microcontrollers...

I added watchdog ;-) if main program of detector will not report longer than 60 seconds whole Raspberry Pi reboots :-)

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Math is stupid....

It is a chance that in July I will visit again Silicon Valley...
Important word is chance.

Still some decisions must be made. Budgetary decisions ;-)

So I tried to calculate how much it will cost to ship my team for 2 weeks there...

Answer is: a lot...

So I'm not so sure if I will visit my favorite part of US...

And everything because of math... and this that I can use it sometimes...

Meh.... Stupid math...

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

My way to (parital) vegetarianism

I always wanted to become vegetarian.
I will probably never become one on 100%, but I'm trying to go in this direction.

Only cause for me to want to be vegetarian is ethical.

I don't like idea of this that we need to kill animals to eat those, and lately I started also think about this how animals are kept.

Those are my causes. I think that other people may don't share my point of view. It is OK.
I may don't like it, but its theirs choice.
And too be honest I prefer those who prefer not to see problem, than those who try to rationalise bad things which are happening to animals.

But wanting to be vegetarian is one thing, going in this direction is different ;-)

So I started to practice kaizen vegetarianism ;-) I simply try to eat as much as possible dishes without meat :-)
Lastly I eat only pizza during our company Thirsty Thursdays, so usually during a week I eat meat once, or twice.
And it is working for me.

So if somebody want to try, this is quiet easy way.

And you always need to remember that soon, we will have cultured meat and problem of animals wellbeing will disappear ;-)

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Avoiding null's -> becoming better programmer ;-)

From some time all my IntelliJ's are showing usage of null as error.
I created inspection (if you want you may download it and add to your IntelliJ) which cause that my code which is using null looks like this:

This caused that I started to use Optional more often, and even started to read InputStreams different than earlier ;-)

Mainly because of this that when I'm on autopilot and put null into code, this is marked as error and I must start to think about better solution.

Of course, sometimes null is needed and helpful, but it is also very error prone.
Each usage of null means being closer to moment when you will return null, and this will lead to NullPointerException in less expected moment.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

From Nexus 6 to Pixel XL :-)

10 days or so ago I changed my Nexus 6 to Pixel XL.
And to be honest I'm really happy with this.

Only 2 things in Pixel XL which may change are size, and being slippery.
Both in comparison to Nexus 6.
Pixel XL is only 5.5 inch wide, Nexus 6 was almost 6 inches, also Nexus 6 has plastic back which is less slippery than metalic back of Pixel.

But Pixel XL is much more snappier than Nexus 6 ;-)
It has also much better camera.

So as I wrote, I'm happy with transition :-)

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