The future is here, and it’s not beta anymore

Trimble has released SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens, and it’s amazing. This is the sort of tech that will take humanity into a totally new wave of productivity. Immersion into the world that AR gives us, raises our level of empathy beyond the paper sketches. It will, I am sure, ultimately lead people to design much more thoughtful products and environments.

OpenStack Buzzword Analysis

Moving forward on the topic of the recent OpenStack Barcelona Summit, I decided to take a quick view on the content of the event and see if I can find anything interesting there.

I used YouTube Data API to pull all the recordings of the event, and extracted the snippet info – specifically the title of the talk and the description.

I then ran it through a quick analysis here: http://voyant-tools.org/

Let’s look at the results.

Titles

Throwing in the titles for analysis, we see the following picture

titles

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The week that was: OpenStack Summit Barcelona

OpenStack Summit Barcelona is now history, and here are a couple of takeaways.

The Summit

The Interop Challenge was a fantastic exercise and a great showcase of the strong community around OpenStack.

When it comes to the hot topics at the Summit – containers were all the rage. There was literally no conversation out there that wouldn’t touch containers in a way or another – both as a way to handle the deployment complexity of OpenStack (underlay), or as a way to leverage OpenStacks IaaS capabilities and serve containers easily at scale (overlay).

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Get Spotify up and running properly on openSUSE 13.2

I’ll try to summarize here both the installation and how to fix the annoying interruptions caused by Skype or system sound notifications.

Install

First, the easiest way to get Spotify running on openSUSE 13.2 is by using the spotify-installer. It’s prepackaged in the packman repository.

Select the one that is right for you here: https://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories#Packman

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UDP IPv4/IPv6 Delay Measurements

The blog hasn’t seen a true technical post for some time. But, bad weather, a cup of morning coffee and the expectation of all the great things I will do with my Raspberry Pi when it comes, got me moving.

The number one idea I have in mind is to make a portable, tiny network test device. But will talk about that later…

For now – a simple Python app that sends, reflects and receives UDP packets. It is not a TWAMP implementation of course, but not that bad either. The whole fun in the end is the creation process.

In my tests, host processing delays were ~100 microseconds – which seems pretty accurate. Based on some simple socket programming. Of course, both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported :))

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