Created on Tue May 10, 2016 5:54 pm with 15 blog posts
A simple post of day to day activities in harnessing my skills in python programming language. A compilation of links tutorials that may be found in the net which might be useful.
I just recently bought a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It has 32 Gb of internal storage, 3 Gb of Ram, equipped with
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Android 7.0 and MUI 8. I am quite a fan of Lenovo phones because they are always releasing budget phones. However I did experience some failure just right after its warranty ends. My home and back buttons started to fail. and you can see some distortion on the display. Due to that reason I tried switching to another brand which Xiaomi and hope this might be a good idea. Specs may not that be high end but good enough for me for everyday use.
I just recently started a programming project. I am using python, bottle web framework and sqlite3 for the database. It is still under construction but it has the basic function. I am planning on uploading it to github and share once I have done all the needed function. It may not be the best software but I have a lot of fun building it. I have added some screen shots.
I recently bought a 125 Dirhams (approximately 34 US Dollars) selfie drone. I saw it on facebook and I am encourage to buy one. The delivery was quite fast and the item was received just like I expected. Connecting it on my phone via wifi is very simple just by using a recommended software that can be downloaded through Google Play Store. With no experience of some sort, I tried to take the first flight of the drone in indoor with approximately 16 m2 of space and almost got the profeller broken due to it was bumping all over the place. So the next day I tried to use it outdoor but there is no way to control the drone due to excess winds that time. And I always find myself looking at the phone because the controller software seems to be not working sometimes. I guess this kind of drone maybe put on good use if the user itself know how to use it. But with my experience with it I am not capable on using it. I may have to break a dozen of it before I can properly use one. Anyway a post a link below for same drone I bought online. As for the drone, it was sleeping in my closet.
Just recently, I installed a lite version of Raspbian Jessie through Berryboot. I decided to install XFCE on it and see how things were going. When customizing the panel I see a plug-in called Generic Monitor.
The plugin looks like this:
But the good thing about this is that you can add some scripts to display for example time or wifi signal strength.
Save this code anywhere in your path, in my case I save it in /usr/local/bin and it can be run anywhere just make sure you make your script executable. Afterwards, select the generic monitor in the panel and right click on it and select properties. And then a configuration window will pop up and there you will place your script.
Last month I purchase a cheap laptop from a online shopping site. The unit is called ZedNote 2-1. It has an atom Z3735F processor which I believe it is the former Bay Trail. The funny thing though it was advertise that it has a Cherry Trail Atom processor. But nothing that ever matters to me with that price of approx 130 US$ what can you expect. But nevertheless, after using it for a month now, I am finding it a good choice for simple office suite, browsing, some lite gaming, listening to music and watching videos. Youtube can play 1080p video very smoothly. I did try to play it with 4k videos but the video became sluggish. Sound is quite nice as well and the best part of this is that you can fold it 360 degree to use it as a tablet mode. Touch is very responsive. The only downside was the track pad because it was not that responsive so might as well purchase a separate wireless mouse for it or just use the touch screen. I have used a Lenovo laptop with Intel celeron on it but i find ZedNote much faster to use with a very big margin. It has a 10,000 MAh battery which gets you going even if you don't have the charger along with you. It has an EMMC 32GB of storage so you may have to purchase an adiitional sd card up to 64 GB for additional storage. It has an 11.6 inch screen so it is not that small or big to carry anywhere. I tried Ubuntu Linux on it but a lot of features are not working like wireless network, touch screen, and even bluetooth. Overall experience is quite nice and I just hope this device last for quite sometime.