Archive for September 2014

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty – Harvard Business Review Posted from WordPress for Android It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide,

Spam protection added to comments

I have added spam protection added to comments. Instead of various CAPTCHA based solutions I ended up using simpler and maybe even less annoying math based spam protection. Math Comment Spam Protection asks the visitor making the comment to answer a simple math question. This is intended to prove that the visitor is a human

Intel Edison IoT board

Intel has been active in Internet of Things product releases. As part of  IDF 2014 keynote, Intel has announced that their Edison development platform is now shipping. First announced back at CES, Edison is a development platform for Intel’s burgeoning Internet of Things development initiative. Intel is upping their bid for a place at the

e-mail feed support added

Every now and then I get request that people want updates on new posting on their e-mail box (I am wondering who wants that nowadays, but if someone likes that delivery method, then by not offer it). While looking for options to do that, I decided that best route for all is to use Blogtrottr

Sound level measuring with Android phone

Sound pressure level (SPL) or sound level is a logarithmic measure of the effective sound pressure of a sound relative to a reference value. It is measured in decibels (dB) above a standard reference level (20 µPa, which is usually considered the threshold of human hearing at 1 kHz). I have earlier used several different decibel

bttn for IoT

Consider the Internet-of-Things (or Internet-of-Everything as some like to call it): everything – yes, literally everything – will be connected. And the IoT sales people have high promises: Cars will be safer. TV will be better. Homes will be smarter. The promise is that different things can talk to each other if you want. Nowadays