Messaging with MQTT and Javascript

I do a lot with messaging architectures, and because I work on embedded systems so much lately, my main broker protocol has been MQTT, used with Javascript. I learned something that surprised me this morning, even though it really shouldn't have, given some thought. MQTT is a common protocol used in IoT. It stands for… Continue reading Messaging with MQTT and Javascript

Programming is also Teaching

Programming can be thought of as something that takes place as part of interacting with a culture - a culture with two very different audiences. One "audience" is the CPU, and the other audience is made of other programmers - and those other programmers are typically the ones who get ignored, or at least mistreated.… Continue reading Programming is also Teaching

Volt, considering moving away from WordPress

Ah, new things and directions.... Someone on IRC this morning mentioned Volt.ws, a messaging client available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It's really tiny. It's also missing a lot of functionality still, but it can connect to Slack... and it's tiny. It still doesn't support Slack private messages, but once it gets those (which should… Continue reading Volt, considering moving away from WordPress

Synergy 1.6.3 has been released, may fix focus problems

The Synergy Project, a program that allows cross-platform sharing of keyboard and mouse, has released version 1.6.3, which has a potentially really important fix in the changelog: 1.6.3 ===== Bug #4349 - Mouse click does not always bring window to front I've been having a lot of problems with Z-order on my desktops, and this… Continue reading Synergy 1.6.3 has been released, may fix focus problems