KatPadi's Point

Category: misc. projs

Random collection of weekend or miscellaneous coding projects

Ruby Gem That Makes Your Model Activatable

Aktibibo is a simple Ruby gem that makes your model activatable. It allows an ActiveRecord model to be declared as “activatable” thus providing scopes for querying and filtering objects. Of course, the module adds convenience methods for setting an instance as active, inactive or deactivated. As an additional feature, it also saves the activation and deactivation dates because it uses datetime DB…

Time-Lapse Video Generator Using Raspberry Pi

So, I’ve been tinkering with my Raspberry Pi for the past couple of days. This weekend, I started with my time-lapse video generator using Raspberry Pi and its camera module. Taking snapshots is easy because RPi has a built-in raspistill command: raspistill -hf -vf -x -o melody.jpg There are many options which you can find here. When I connected the camera…

Meet Ernie

Note: This blog post is 2 weeks late. We (as usual, I was with Mark Steve) joined this event called Textify and we were given a month or so to think of an SMS-based project and build it. It was hosted by Chikka with the help of Smart DevNet to promote the use of the recently launched Chikka SMS API platform. At…

Hello DigitalOcean!

Creating A Droplet Screenshot

It’s not uncommon for people to start from a shared hosting. I did! I used 1freehosting for quite a while until it couldn’t handle my stuff anymore. I mean, not the traffic, just the overall things that I want to do (and deploy). This week, I officially said goodbye to 1freehosting. (Please don’t judge me). Thnks…