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Vintage C64 computing, OpenCBM and Raspberry Pi

Get your C64 online with the help of the Raspberry Pi, OpenCBM and the ZoomFloppy.

Getting your C64 online and the OpenCBM working with Raspberry Pi is fairly straightforward, but there is a lot outdated info out there that might make it a bit confusing. This guide rolls up the basics in one place.

Implement a RESTful interface with Android Things and Raspberry Pi

Android Things (formerly “Brillo”) is a streamlined version of Android designed for small form-factor and IoT devices. Here is a simple example of a Things app that provides a RESTful web interface to control the state of an LED on a Raspberry Pi GPIO port.

Lazy-loading content with angular-cli

A quick example of creating a lazy-loaded module with angular-cli.

Create reusable chart components with Angular 2 and D3.js version 4


Integrate D3.js (version 4) with the Angular 2 component life cycle to create reusable charts and other visualizations that support animation and dynamic data.

Using Auth0 with Angular 2 and angular-cli

angular2Auth0‘s standard Angular 2 quick-start uses SystemJS and loads the Auth0 Javascript files globally from index.html. That’s fine for demo purposes, but not ideal for production. I’ve created a github repo (and some additional notes in this gist) that demonstrates using Auth0 with an Angular 2 app generated with angular-cli. This example loads Auth0 as modules and lets Webpack bundle it with the rest of your Javascript.

A “shrink-wrap” Python project template and development pattern

Javascript development certainly has its ups and downs, but one of the good things about its ecosystem is the ability to easily share projects and quickly get other developers up and running. With most projects, it is simply a matter of cloning the repo and running “npm install” and you are ready to go without needing anything else pre-installed on your system besides NodeJS/NPM. With python, it’s usually not quite that simple.

Python, LDAP and macOS

The Python LDAP packages (python-ldap and pyldap) mostly work on macOS, but if you try to use some options and APIs, you will run into trouble. For example:

JWT authentication with Flask and Angular 2: a simple end-to-end example


JSON Web Tokens are a standard method of securing exchanges between two parties (such as web server app and client) that has a number of advantages over other methods of securing exchanges such as cookie-based sessions – enhanced security, less overhead and statelessness to name a few.

In this post, well take a look at using JWT with Flask and Angular 2 and build a simple end-to-end example.

RESTful Flask application quick-start



With the rise of the single-page application (SPA) web front-ends and mobile apps, the backend of many web applications is a collection of RESTful interfaces that provide JSON data rather than generating HTML. The rendering is up to the client side. While there are some drawbacks to this approach (heavier client, slower initial page loads, etc.), there are also a number of advantages, not the least of which is better separation of concerns since the front-end and back-end code are completely independent of one another.… Read More...

Cmder tip: enable forward slash completion

Cmder includes better command-line tab completion – normally, paths will be completed using the default Windows path separator, the backslash (“\”). But Windows has recognized the forward slash (“/”) as an optional path separator for a while now and there are instances where this might be desirable, especially if you switch between Windows and Unix-like environments (macOS, Linux) often as I do.


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