Monthly Archives: October 2014

Extra Life

Here’s my last minute appeal for donations for Extra Life. I’m going to be doing a 24 hour gaming marathon tomorrow (board games in my case) to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and specifically Cook Children’s Hospital. Cook Children’s is a non-profit hospital and money given will help purchase medicine, equipment, and provide treatment for the kids there.

I’ve made it past my original goal ($500), second goal ($750), and third goal ($1000), but that means nothing. Those are artificial numbers I used to encourage myself and others. If you can give, you should. I appreciate it and so do so many other people. Thank you!

http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=89859

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Ideas are like Legos

Want to learn about how I think? No. No, you don’t; but I’m going to tell you anyway. Every day that goes by I add to this long list of stuff which interests me. It is neat from a technical standpoint, or it allows me to do something I didn’t know how to do or didn’t want to figure out for myself, etc.

Then I let those pieces rattle around in my head until something occurs to me about how I could combine them with what I already know to make something interesting.

So here’s a brain dump of all the stuff rattling around up there right now:

Tools

  • Map/Reduce
    • pjs
  • Flow
    • NodeRed
    • NoFlo
    • dat

Browser Compatible Libraries

  • OAuth
    • hello.js
  • Encryption
    • TweetNaCl
  • QR Codes
    • qrcode.js
    • jquery.qrcode.js
  • Color
    • randomColor
  • Generate Files
    • FileSaver.js
  • Data
    • TingoDB
  • Markdown Editor
    • EpicEditor
  • Communications
    • WebRTC
    • Socket.IO
  • Genetic Algorithms
    • genetic-js
  • Game Development
    • Phaser.js

Server

  • Authentication
    • Passwordless
  • Framework
    • MEAN.IO/MEAN.JS

“That’s a mess of divergent crap you’ve got there John,” you might say; and you’d be right. But it’s kind of like looking at a huge pile of Legos. What do you see to build when you look?