30 May

Shaw’s Coding Standards Rant

In both my professional life, and through using open source projects I’ve come across what I think are some really simple code quality practices that anyone can follow. I wrote these down one day in a moment of frustration after previously fixing a build at work so that...
29 Apr

Open StreetMap and pgRouting on OS X

Add APIDB Schema Support to your database (osm) {% codeblock lang:bash %} /usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql –user osm -d osm -f script/contrib/apidb_0.6.sql {% endcodeblock %} Download the .osm file from cloudmade or openstreetmap.org Finally, import the file into postgres using the osmosis tool {% codeblock lang:bash %} bin/osmosis –read-xml file=../australia.osm \ –write-apidb...
11 Nov

Arduino Cellular Shield + Netduino Support

I encountered a couple of minor issues (aka learning curve) with this shield. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9607 The documentation doesn’t clearly state the poewr requirements (not that I could see anyway) so I hit a small snag due to low power. However, once I resolved that issue everything started working...