Monday, March 02, 2015

Bitcoin: the next "internet?"

podcast interview: More than a currency, bitcoin is an enabling technology - O'Reilly Radar:

"The promise of bitcoin and blockchain extends well beyond its potential disruption as a currency. In this Radar Podcast episode, Balaji Srinivasan, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, explains how bitcoin is an enabling technology and why it’s like the Internet, in that “bitcoin will do for value transfer what the Internet did for communication — make it programmable.”

(Andreessen is a co-counter of Netscape, instrumental for internet "revolution"; well informed...)

IoT: "The Raspberry Pi 2 is camera-shy"

Xenon Death Flash: a free physics lesson | Raspberry Pi:
"every time the flash on his camera went off, his Pi powered down.
The blip you’re seeing here is what happens when you point a xenon flash at a Pi 2."

"This component that’s causing the issue is in a WL-CSP package: a bare silicon die which has solder balls attached. This is a picture of the underside of a similar package (enormously magnified) – each circle is a minuscule ball of solder:"

SVG JavaScript tools

While D3.js - Data-Driven Documents is currently most popular tool for SVG,
it is interesting to compare with some other tools.

Snap.svg - Home

javascript - what is the difference between d3 and jquery? - Stack Overflow

jQuery SVG:
"A jQuery plugin that lets you interact with an SVG canvas."
jQuery SVG Reference

Replacing (most of) d3.js with pure SVG + AngularJS

svg.js - A lightweight JavaScript library for manipulating and animating svg
"A lightweight library for manipulating and animating SVG."

SVG Tutorial |