Cocco Garden 

Over winter greens (spinach, kale, chard) waking up from under the snow!
I ordered seeds from the following and recommend:
Baker Creek
Territoral Seed Company
Franci - GrowItalian

Here are some of the colors of my 2012 harvest....

  |  [ 0 trackbacks ]   |  permalink  |  related link
The Bug Guy 

Shout out to Richard Younghanz "The Bug Guy" who took my brother in-law and I out for a day of fly fishing during our vacation in CO. Great guy, I learned a ton!
  |  [ 0 trackbacks ]   |  permalink  |  related link
Google Glass Side Effects, Opti-Grab v.2? 

Inventor Naven R. Johnson later version of Opti-grab

The "new' Google Glass

The moment of invention

Let's not forget the side effects!

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the Google Project Glass Explorer (Testing group) group and Steve Martin fan club. The opinions expressed in this post are not necessarily the views of anyone, including myself.
  |  [ 0 trackbacks ]   |  permalink  |  related link
Google Glass Glasses Specifications (Guessifications) 
Below are some notes from Google Hangouts today with Google "explorers" (alpha developers) group and Glass team. Now that I have a better idea of specs... so many cool optons to hack!:

Specs In the Glasses:
- Gyro & Accelerometer
- Bluetooth, WiFi, No cellular
- Can pair with Android device
- Microphone
- Audio yes, not in ear (by design, freedom of body)
- Track pad on side of glasses
- Camera w/ Video
- HUD simular to looking at TV across the room. (focal point is not 2 inch from face)

Two tracks of Development:
- Cloud Based API: Push message to glass and user can respond to cloud services.
- Flash Hardware: Low level programming. Glasses have simular hardware to say Samsung phone (minus cell)

Software that may be installed:
- Google maps, navigation
- Speech recognition
- Google Search
- Live stream video and photo have been demoed before

- Sergey is using the $1,500 Glass fee to actually fly all explorers to Mountain View for a Glass hackathon, rumor v2 with option to sky dive onto campus.
  |  [ 0 trackbacks ]   |  permalink  |  related link
Google I/O 2012 - Cloud Platform & Big Data 
Great experience at Google I/O 2012!
Google rolled out some hot new tools and talks regarding Cloud platform, here are some I enjoyed:

Google Compute Engine (IaaS):
Urs Hölzle live demo of 771k core cluster and genome map, wow!

Live build of Hadoop cluster on Compute Engine by Evan Anderson

ETL into Google BigQuery Building Data Pipelines at Google Scale by Michael Manoochehri

Good talk Big Data: Turning Your Data Problem Into a Competitive Advantage ...but no video? they demoed a couple of Bi tools built on Big Query ... Bime analytics looks nice.. but did not cover ETL?

Too many cool sessions not enough time, just starting to watch sessions I missed at conference....
  |  [ 0 trackbacks ]   |  permalink  |  related link


// Google Analytics