Mar 15, 2016

A d3 experiment on my Tinkerer blog

This blog uses Tinkerer, which is based on the Sphinx documentation framework, to create static html pages from rest (rst) markup. If you are familiar with the Python world you've probably created documentation using Sphinx, or at the very least, you have read documenation created in Sphinx. Because the setup is Python-focused, it is not straightforward to write posts that employ javascript libraries like d3. This post describes my method for doing javascript examples in Tinkerer blog posts or Sphinx docs, as well as how to do some d3.

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Mar 14, 2016

Install Meteor on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been spending a lot of time working with Meteor recently. This framework uses javascript and MongoDB to create a full stack solution that is pretty easy to use. The installation is simple and painless on Ubuntu 14.04, but I'll document my process here for reference and provide some links for learning more about Meteor.

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Mar 14, 2016

Installing node LTS version on Ubuntu 14.04

In a previous post I installed nodejs on Ubuntu 14.04 using what were current instructions at the time. Those notes are outdated at this point so I thought I'd document the current way to install the LTS version of node.

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Feb 18, 2016

Installing MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu 14.04

In this post I'll cover installing the Community Edition of MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04 in a way that lets me use more recent versions of MongoDB than are available using the standard sudo apt-get install. If that sounds interesting, follow along.

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Dec 8, 2015

Arduino on Ubuntu 14.04 without the Arduino IDE

In this post I will document my setup for working with an Arduino Uno on Ubuntu 14.04. However, be warned, I am not going to use the official Arudino IDE. Instead I'm going to setup the basic requirements for writing and pushing code, including libraries and make files, and use vim as my editor. So, if you're interested in this approach, follow along.

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