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Arduino: reunited and it feels so good

I am cautiously optimistic about the recently announced resolution of conflict between Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl. Back when the issue flared up, I took sides based on the information I had available, but I then decided to refrain from … Continue reading

03. October 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Configuring Netbeans for Arduino Development

Since I had to install Arduino support in a new Netbeans installation, I decided it was a good time to document what’s needed. Check it on the wiki.

18. September 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Addressing some FUD on open vs. closed tech

It’s a little early and so I may regret posting this, but I will do so anyway. The Verge today is carrying a piece by Walt Mossberg that argues nothing is really open or really closed so, meh, don’t worry … Continue reading

16. March 2016 by Mithat Konar
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Arduino MKR1000

The Arduino team  have just released a new 32-bit board that targets IoT. Read about it here.

09. December 2015 by Mithat Konar
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My GPS Lifeplan

My occasional partner in crime Stephen Kelly and I recently finished work on the beta version of myGPS LifePlan—a mobile and desktop-friendly version of a vast educational resource for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. It went live a short … Continue reading

19. September 2015 by Mithat Konar
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Messaging candidates

I added a page to my wiki wherein I explore options for desktop and mobile text communication. Read it and weep.

15. July 2015 by Mithat Konar
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Net neutrality progress?

PresO seems to be asking the FCC to classify the Internet as a common carrier (ref. http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/). Yay! Now, dear Pres, please back this up with muscle! One potential loophole: He’s asking the FCC to, “Reclassify the Internet under Title … Continue reading

10. November 2014 by Mithat Konar
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Bandclamp

The glue-up was a little harder than I expected, but it turned out quite nicely.

22. September 2014 by Mithat Konar
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Google Talk alternatives

Google Talk has been my preferred instant messaging service for years because it federates with other XMPP services. In other words, if someone wants to IM with you, she doesn’t need to sign up with Google; she can sign up … Continue reading

23. May 2013 by Mithat Konar
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Thoughts on Free Communication redux

I’m doing some international traveling at the moment. Wanting to stay in touch with loved ones has me contemplating Thoughts on Free Communication once again. It seems that all the pieces are there … I wish I had the headroom … Continue reading

18. March 2013 by Mithat Konar
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