Open source software

From DMX-512 to ArtNet

Yesterday I posted about DMX-512 dimmer. DMX-512 is a lighting industry standard way of controlling lighting equipment.DMX-512 allows for one controller (like a lighting desk or computer) to control many lights from many manufacturers. DMX-512 fundamentally provides 512 channels of 8-bit resolution (0-255) level control(which constitue a DMX ‘universe’) using serial  RS-485 communications at 250

Let’s transform Raspberry Pi into a performing and inexpensive Media Center | Open Electronics I have successfully used Kodi/XBMC with Raspberry Pi to view online multimedia. This article also introduces interesting OSMC alternative that was new to me.

Open Source is losing, SaaS is leading, APIs will win… — Point Nine Land — Medium

Famously, “Software is eating the world”, and I would add: at a fast pace! In my opinion, there are two key reasons for that: a) Software development reached an unprecedented speed. b) Online marketing enables fast and scalable distribution of software. The increase in development speed is driven by the innovation of re-using existing blocks.

Celebrate Open Data Day

International Open Data Day: Go Hack on Some Government Data for common good or just for fun of it. Hundreds of different data-hacking events were held around the globe this weekend to celebrate International Open Data Day. It’s the fifth installment of an annual event promoting government data-sharing with a series of loosely joined hackathons.