Passion Driven Development

Passion Driven Development

Revive the blog!

After multiple years of total neglectance I now found the time to revive my blog. Over the last years I hadn’t written anything and due to some transfers of between different servers the page broke completely. Getting it up and running again turned out to be way more effort than I expected, understanding the new Apache configuration for PHP FPM, solving issues with rewrite rules, fixing database permissions and baning my head on the desk for chasing problems with the DNS in my webserver config. Overall it …

Build instructions for a LED Arcade table

This instructable shows you how to build an LED table with some retro arcade games. All material together is about 300-350 Euros with the most expensive parts being the LEDs and the laser cut parts. The LED Arcade table has the following programs: Pong Tetris Snake Rainbow animation Stars animation The original design and code of this table was done by Klass De Craemer. His project can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/klaasdc/led-table Usually you can finish this table within a weekend if you have all the required tools …

Added High striker and LED Table projects

Today I added a short description of the High striker and my LED Arcade table projects. Right now there isn’t much content about these projects, but I’m working on some more information. Expect build instructions for the LED table within the next week. Additionally some more pictures for both projects will follow. Maybe I’ll find some time next week, to write a little post about the Maker Faire Hannover. It definitely deserves a post.    

Heute habe ich eine kurze Beschreibung der beiden Projekte High striker und LED Arcade Tisch hinzugefügt. Bisher ist auf den Seiten noch nicht viel Inhalt, aber ich arbeite im Moment daran, demnächst zusätzliche Informationen hinzuzufügen. So sollte innerhalb der nächsten Woche eine Bauanleitung für den LED Tisch verfügbar sein. Zusätzlich werden noch mehr Bilder für beide Projekte folgen. Vielleicht finde ich in der nächsten Woche auch etwas Zeit, einen kleinen Artikel über die Maker Faire Hannover zu schreiben, verdient hat es das Event auf jeden Fall.

Jenkins slave building android maven project

Today I tried to add an android project to our Jenkins continuous integration system. Since it is build by maven, I didn’t expect any trouble. In order to build android apps, maven needs a manual installed android SDK, so I logged into the dedicated jenkins slave (a minimal amd64 linux system with no X11) and downloaded the SDK for linux, using wget. Since no direct internet traffic is allowed in our company, I had to use the proxy server. The first problem arose when I tried to …

Impressions CeBIT

Last week I visited the CeBIT exhibition in Hannover. I was there for the last 2 days, friday and saturday, luckily I had tickets for “free”. The first event I attended was a speech on ways and services to use facebook for commerce. It was held by a company dot.Source and it was quite interesting. During the 20 minutes the lecturer gave a summary about ways to connect something like an online shop with facebook and harness the power of the social graphs of the individual user. …

The first App arrives App Store

The GigCrasher made it. It is available in the App Store under http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/gigcrasher/id420294176?mt=8. You could think, this would be the end of a story, but it seems the story had just begun. Unfortunately it started other than planned with some trouble, so I had to create a new version with a bugfix, which is right now waiting for the review by apple. As a bonus there are also new features included, namely facebook and twitter integration. The danger lies in devastating reviews in the app store, which …

GigCrasher project description online

While I’ll have to wait for Apple to review my GigCrasher iPhone app I found some time to describe this app here in the projects section. So if somebody is interested in the technologies used in the iPhone client or the JEE server, this is the place where he can find some information about them. If you have further questions or ideas for this, feel free and use the comments section to let me know. Right now the site doesn’t contain much information, but I’m working hard …