I am pleased to announce the DBPedia Places map. Since I wrote my master thesis about vague places I wanted to do something like this. The vague-places generator was one of the outputs of such work, but I felt the need to see DBpedia points on a map, changing every day.
The final result can be poked at the dbpediamap.tk, this post is an overview of how this small project works.
As a quick taste, here’s a screenshot showing a dataset presented on the website:
DBpedia viewer USA
Explain me a little bit more
Filed under code, gis, Maps
I was kind of bored while doing some work, and just past week we were discussing with a colleague about my vague-places project.
This project was forgotten in time, but today I’ve blown the dust away, recovered it, and updated the Europe DbPedia map.
Most of you won’t be interested in the full story. So here, see a set of results. If something picks your interest (like, why Portugal has almost no points) just keep reading 😀
Europe DBpedia 2017
Dbpedia Europe overview
Europe Shape Comparison.
DBpedia Europe Points 2012
Filed under curious, gis, Maps
Heya. This is a light post about a the search engine DuckDuckGo.
Day to day we (I) use Google to search stuff. There’s a lot of alternatives, but the most appealing one is DuckDuckGo. This search engine combines a good set of results, it does not track you (so they say), and has a set of special features. I want to highlight some of its features here. Unluckily nobody paid me to do so 😛
The Duck’s features
Still alive and kicking. And with another year in my back in Embedded Development.
My recent tamperings have been about creating a bootloader for a Cortex-M0 µ-processor that performs firmware update either from UART or SPI.
There was a interesting bit on how to set-up the system to have two Firmwares running (Boot Mode and application mode). And that is what I’ll explain in this post. How to set up a project to build a boot and successfully run your main application.
Boot me up
Filed under code, electronic
Unit testing is something that lots of developers are used to, and in environments like Python or Java can be even bundled in some awesome libraries. Easy to use, easy to implement, great results.
Then it comes C Embedded: The environment is different, even the people is different!!. Praising the benefits of unit testing is not that easy sometimes, even writing the unit test functions is not as straigtforward.
In this post, I’ll talk about Unity, a small unit test library for C.
See how we test
What to say about Hyperion.
It’s a Sci-Fi book about 7 pilgrims with 6 stories in it. (Yes, there’s a story missing there, that’s not a typo).
I have this book since 2014 but I did not dare to start it until recently. I excuse myself telling people that it is a long book about weird tales, but there’s no excuse, you should recommend this book to everyone, sci-fi lover or not.
The different narrations range from impressive to breath taking, I don’t think I’ll ever forget Father’s Duré notes, or Weintraub’s sad account of his family’s misery. All the other are also well told, but as it happens, everybody will remember their favourites. Sometimes seems that Simmons gets over the top, but those are minor flops easy to forget.
Be warned though, you may feel swindled when finishing it. Every pilgrim is set off to meet a mysterious god-like machine called the Shrike, but the book does not revolve around this adventure, but on the backgrounds of the pilgrims. So, at the end of the book, you know the same things that you knew back when you started sort of.
Don’t forget that there’s a second book “The fall of Hyperion” (I’m reading right now), that may solve some of the mysteries presented here.