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The Make: Weekend Projects Thumbnail Guide To Soldering
man, I wish I had this 30 years ago. now I know what stuff I need to get to make my occasional solders less of a PITA
soldering  gadgets  tools  workbench  make  fixing  diy 
april 2016 by jm
SmartThings Presence Detection using DD-WRT Router Script
neat trick -- using DD-WRT's arp tables and a cron job to detect presence of wifi devices (e.g. phones) and take action based on that. By using https://ifttt.com/maker , it should be feasible to wire up any IFTTT action when a device connects to my home wifi...
wifi  make  hacking  home  ifttt  dd-wrt 
march 2016 by jm
Buck
A high-performance java build tool, from Facebook. Make-like
android  build  java  make  coding  facebook 
june 2015 by jm
Soda Bottle Rocket - Make:
you can use 2-liter carbonated drink bottles to build an inexpensive, reusable water rocket. The thrill factor is surprisingly high, and you can fly them all day long for the cost of a little air and water. It’s the perfect thing for those times when you just want to head down to the local soccer field and shoot off some rockets!
model-rocketry  toys  make  kids  water  building 
april 2015 by jm
littleBits Synth Kit
Wow, this looks cool. $159
littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music.
connects to speakers, computers and headphones.
can be used to make your own instruments.
fits into the littleBits modular system for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences
diy  hardware  music  littlebits  gadgets  make  analog  synths 
december 2014 by jm
Prototype
Prototype is a brand new festival of play and interaction. This is your chance to experience the world from a new perspective with removable camera eyes, to jostle and joust to a Bach soundtrack whilst trying to disarm an opponent, to throw shapes as you figure out who got an invite to the silent disco, to duel with foam pool noodles, and play chase in the dark with flashlights. A unique festival that incites new types of social interaction, involving technology and the city, Prototype is a series of performances, workshops, talks, and games that spill across the city, alongside an adult playground in the heart of Temple Bar.


Project Arts Centre, 17-18 October. looks nifty
prototype  festivals  dublin  technology  make  vr  gaming 
september 2014 by jm
Luigi
A really excellent-looking workflow/orchestration engine for Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Redshift and other ETL jobs, featuring inter-job dependencies, cron-like scheduling, and failure handling. Open source, from Spotify
workflow  orchestration  scheduling  cron  spotify  open-source  luigi  redshift  pig  hive  hadoop  emr  jobs  make  dependencies 
july 2014 by jm
Factual/drake
a simple-to-use, extensible, text-based data workflow tool that organizes command execution around data and its dependencies. Data processing steps are defined along with their inputs and outputs and Drake automatically resolves their dependencies. [...] Drake is similar to GNU Make, but designed especially for data workflow management. It has HDFS [and S3] support, allows multiple inputs and outputs, and includes a host of features designed to help you bring sanity to your otherwise chaotic data processing workflows.


Via Nelson. Looks interesting, although I'd like to see more features around retries, single-executor locking, parallelism, alerting/metrics, and unattended cron-like operation -- those are always the hard part when I wind up coding up a data pump.
make  data  data-pump  drake  via:nelson  pipelines  workflow 
november 2013 by jm
Why djb redo won't be the Git of build systems
A counter-argument: "so, redo, from a conceptual point of view, has a really good and simple approach (very djb-y), and I'm sure it's an excellent tool for new projects, but for existing projects that already use make in a non-recursive fashion, it would a maintenance PITA. And that's why I conclude that redo in its current conceptual state will never be the Git of build systems. make is still more flexible, and even though it has its flaws, it's still good enough for most people, and also a de-facto standard."
redo  build  djb  building  make  compilation  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
The things make got right (and how to make it better)
jgc provides a good demonstration of how a general-purpose programming language tends to make a crappy DSL -- specifically Rakefiles
dsl  build  make  coding  jgc  languages  configuration  makefiles  rake  ruby  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
good Hacker News thread on djb's "redo"
YA make-replacement build system. the thread is better than the linked article, btw
hacker-news  via:fanf  make  build  djb  redo  compilation  building  coding  open-source  from delicious
january 2011 by jm

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