I'm not a fan of losing data, so I always have some sort of redundant storage at my disposable. Be it for backups, media storage, or even temp space, having a huge pool of "safe" storage is always a useful tool.
I use a Subsonic media streamer install to stream my music library on my mobile phone, media center, laptop etc. Recently, my web UI and other client apps stopped working and I noticed the subsonic server was spewing HSQLDB database engine errors.
I recently (Finally!) acquired a low-end 3d printer and after a few practice prints I decided to put my new skills to the test. I wanted to create a Raspberry Pi case, but I thought that would be a little boring. So the idea I settled on was creating something akin to a blade server - an enclosure that takes care of power and lan distribution, that houses several Pis. Overkill? Absolutely!
I bought some USB to TTL adapters on the cheap from China. The OS X driver was a little difficult to track down, but this thread cracked it: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=261375.0:
Okay, drivers for mac do exist.
I always see www.wch-ic.com for the driver, but now I searched for "ch341ser_mac.zip" and found www.wch.cn
The mac driver is here : http://www.wch.cn/downloads.php?name=pro&proid=178
The version is from wch.cn is a newer, you should try that one.
As mentioned in my last post, I've been learning up electronics with the Arduino. I found a few 5 by 7 LED matrices at a local surplus store (pictured above), so I figured another fun beginner project would be creating a clone of pong using a few of these for the screen.
So, I haven't had time to post in a few months. Why? The fun of moving across the country and a career change! As of June I am now a resident of Santa Clara, California, and an employee of Hewlett Packard! Specifically, I work for Pronq - an HP-spawned "startup" where I'm a front-end engineer. In other words, I still take designs and turn them into living & breathing website pages or html prototypes.
I drove across the country to get my car here, and I took a ton of pictures on the way. I'll post these eventually.
Coda 2 (Previously, just Coda) has been my "daily driver" suite for web development for around 4 years now. It's an absolutely wonderful editor by Panic, and well worth the price tag in my opinion. It has an editor, (s)ftp client, git client, terminal, mysql database manager, and a whole lot more all in one package.
My workflow when developing a Drupal-based website is usually something like this: