KatPadi's Point

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…

Service Object Adventures

I have read a lot of Rails articles and most of them always tell you to keep your Rails controllers skinny. It sounds so easy but it’s really not. As the cliche goes, “it is easier said than done.” In real life, requirements get complicated. Controllers and models get longer and longer and you need to do something about…

Yet Another Rails Adventure

I’ve been playing with storing and setting dynamic stuff in Rails because I’ve been repeating similar codes over and over and it’s becoming annoying. Luckily, I found a pattern and started to experiment from there. In a nutshell, this is what I’m trying to achieve: Create dynamic re-usable sessions from a param[:filter] if it exists. For…

Change is inevitable

I’m getting used to it. In web development, it’s important to accept that everything you know right now will be replaced, altered, improved, updated or removed pretty soon. You can’t be too attached to your codes. Change is inevitable. In our industry, things are fast-paced. The best thing to do to keep up to speed…

STI

As I dive into more Rails-y stuff, I was told about the concept of Single Table Inheritance. (s/o to MJ for introducing me to this!) This Rails design pattern is characterized by using a single table that stores data from multiple models that inherit from a base model (the parent class of STI) which inherits from ActiveRecord::Base. (Whew!) OK,…

My 2015 Share-able Goals

In no particular order of priority, here are my 2015 share-able goals: join and participate in a hobby group i.e. drone group or R-Pi group drink grown-up coffee (no more sweet coffee *le sigh*) continue my special “secret” project join 1-2 hackathons (and win at least 1) improve as a Rails dev blog at least once…