Monday, November 30, 2020

Material Design Icons Font

Icons - Material Design

Material Icons Guide - Google Design

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<i class="material-icons">face</i>

Vector Icons Roundup - Font Awesome vs Glyphicons vs Foundation Icon Fonts vs Material Design Icons vs Ionicons vs Elusive-Icons

google/material-design-lite: Material Design Components in HTML/CSS/JS

Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.

Material Design Lite

material-components/material-components-web: Modular and customizable Material Design UI components for the web

material-components-web - npm

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

microSD cards are computers, not just memory

 Industrial microSD Cards - Micron | Mouser

Micron Industrial microSD Cards are specifically designed for Internet Protocol (IP) video surveillance cameras. These microSD cards offer edge storage technology for surveillance cameras. The edge storage technology records video and stores data within the camera module which results in enhancing the system performance. These industrial microSD cards feature optimized firmware that provides balanced performance for 24x7 high-quality video recording with minimal frame drops.

  • 32GB to 1TB storage capacities
  • U1, A1, class 10 performance
  • 2.7V to 3.6V operating voltage range
  • 2 million hours MTTF

Block Diagram - Micron Industrial microSD Cards Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB 100MB/s (U1) MicroSDXC Memory Card with Adapter (MB-MJ128GA/AM): Computers & Accessories

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

web "variable fonts"

Introduction to variable fonts on the web

A typeface is the underlying visual design that can exist in many different typesetting technologies, and a font is one of these implementations, in a digital file format. In other words, a typeface is what you see, and the font is what you use.

A style is a single and specific typeface, such as Bold Italic, and a family is the complete set of styles.

Before variable fonts, each style was implemented as a separate font file.
With variable fonts, all styles can be contained in a single file.

A specimen composition and list of different styles of the Roboto family

Monday, November 16, 2020

EV: Hyundai S-A1 "flying taxi" + Uber

 The flying car is here – and it could change the world - BBC Future

The Hyundai S-A1, which has been designed for Uber Elevate’s urban air travel service, is displayed in January 2020 (Credit: Robyn Beck/Getty)

Hyundai S-A1 Air Taxi first look at CES 2020 - YouTube

Hyundai S-A1

Sunday, November 15, 2020

SpaceX Crew-1 Mission

 Crew-1 Mission - YouTube


Udemy: $2B

 Udemy - Wikipedia

In February 2020, Udemy raised $50 million from long-time partner in Japan, Benesse Holdings, Inc. and announced $2 billion valuation. [20]

Does udemy host all its videos? Does that not take up huge space and is that not expensive? - Quora

"Udemy uses Brightcove video encoding service, and AWS (Amazon Web Services) for actual storage.
Udemy uses the Zencoder encoding service in conjunction with and Amazon’s S3 storage service to rapidly scale encoding and storage, allowing them to effectively manage video processing loads as the company has grown."

also available from libraries

Thursday, November 12, 2020

EV: Ford E-Transit van (2022)

 Ford makes big EV push with new E-Transit van (NYSE:F) | Seeking Alpha

Ford (NYSE:F) officially introduces the 2022 E-Transit all-electric cargo van, which will list for under $45K.


 New – Application Load Balancer Support for End-to-End HTTP/2 and gRPC | AWS News Blog

gRPC is a popular choice for microservice integrations and client-server communications. gRPC is a high performance remote procedure call (RPC) framework using HTTP/2 for transport and Protocol Buffers to describe the interface.

To make it easier to use gRPC with your applications, Application Load Balancer (ALB) now supports HTTP/2 end-to-end, enabling you to publish gRPC services alongside non-gRPC services via a single load balancer. You can use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances or IP addresses (for example with AWS Fargate) as gRPC targets, with support for gRPC health checks for the target groups. In this way, you can use ALBs to terminate, route and load balance the gRPC traffic between your microservices or between gRPC-enabled clients and services.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

.NET Conf 2020

 .NET Conf 2020

November 10-12, free online

.NET 5 launch

.NET Conf 2020 Agenda/Schedule

 AWS Nitro Enclaves – Isolated EC2 Environments to Process Confidential Data | AWS News Blog

AWS Nitro Enclaves. You can use this to carve out an isolated environment on any EC2 instance that is powered by the Nitro System. The Nitro System already isolates multiple EC2 instances that are running on the same hardware. Nitro Enclaves provides additional isolation by partitioning the CPU and memory of a single “parent” EC2 instance, and protects highly sensitive data against other users or applications that are running on the same instance.

AWS Nitro System

Monday, November 09, 2020

Virgin Hyperloop live test

 Watch people travel in Virgin Hyperloop for the first time - YouTube

AWS Backup

AWS Backup | Centralized Cloud Backup

AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the backup of data across AWS services. Using AWS Backup, you can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Raspberry Pi 400: $70 PC

 Raspberry Pi 400: the $70 desktop PC - Raspberry Pi

Classic home computers – BBC Micros, ZX Spectrums, Commodore Amigas, and the rest – integrated the motherboard directly into the keyboard. No separate system unit and case; no keyboard cable. Just a computer, a power supply, a monitor cable, and (sometimes) a mouse.

A front view of the Raspberry Pi keyboard

Raspberry Pi 400: it’s a faster, cooler 4GB Raspberry Pi 4, integrated into a compact keyboard. Priced at just $70 for the computer on its own, or $100 for a ready-to-go kit,

Raspberry Pi 4, which we launched in June last year, is roughly forty times as powerful as the original Raspberry Pi, and offers an experience that is indistinguishable from a legacy PC for the majority of users.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Monday, November 02, 2020

SpaceX Starlink internet service

 Starlink testers will pay $99 per month for SpaceX's satellite internet | Engadget

SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite will cost early beta testers $99 a month, not including the $499 upfront cost for the hardware kit needed to access the network.

Speeds will vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several months, it warns, and there will even be brief periods with no connectivity at all. The apps will help users identify the best install location for the Starlink receiver dish and will help check for obstructions that can interfere with service. They will also have instructions on how to install Starlink hardware, can do speed tests and can connect subscribers with customer service.

SpaceX's Starlink to Supply Free Satellite Internet to Families in Texas School District | PCMag

Why Is Elon Musk Putting So Many Satellites Into Orbit?