I purchased the Forerunner 225 because of the wrist-based heart-rate monitor.
As a owner of a 410 (which I find often overkill, for my needs), I didn’t expect more.
I am surprised and delighted to learn that it includes an accelerometer as well. This means that you have, for free, cadence and stride length.
For a data geek, this means a lot of data to play with and, hopefully, some useful insights. More to come.
I have just published on github tiles.
When I was repairing home, I looked into different solutions for bathtub/floor tiles, choosing different colors. This led to a journey into graph coloring, looking for the best algorithm, and the above Maven project.
As of today, I have two tests:
- Random colors: the color of each tile is randomly chosen
- Welsh-Powell colored tiles: no adjacent tiles share the same color. Since this is a greedy algorithm, we end up with an unevenly distribution of tiles
Eventually, I will implement an in-between solution: no touching colors, but a better distribution.
Bugzilla is not my preferred choice when choosing a bug/issue/incident tracking system : I found Jira (way) more powerful and flexible, even a the price of an increased complexity and learning curve (for the administrator).
Some times ago I worked on a bugzilla installation used mainly to track software development for a large, enterprise-level ERP.
One requirement was to display the status of the database at a particular time in the past (for reporting purposes), but Bugzilla doesn’t have such tool (it has other nice reports btw). Continue reading
Lift web framework uses a sophisticated file-based strategy for application properties, based on modes/hosts and file naming conventions. While very handy, this could be unpractical on a CI environment where typically one doesn’t want to mess with the filesystem (think CloudBees), and doesn’t want to store sensitive properties (such as user credentials) into SCM.
The problem is well known, and a few strategies exists. Continue reading
If you happen to have a grails project to deploy on Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and your project depends on ws-client, you may experience a few issues, which I am documenting here.
Please note that there is nothing new here, as the information is already available on the Internet, and I am reposting here for ease of use. Continue reading