Author Archives: Eelke

One Shoe Hackathon: Conny

Yours truly on Medium: 12 developers, two teams, 24 hours. The start of the first One Shoe Hackathon was friday, february 17 at noon. […] Our team implemented Conny, the next generation of people tracking. Based on camera images, Conny will keep track of where people are in the building. The Minimum Viable Product was […]

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Star Wars: Machete order

If there’s anything to know about Star Wars, it’s that the very first film released, way back in my birth year of 1977, was amended with a rather confusing label, shortly after its first release (when it became clear there were going to be sequels): “Episode IV”. Episodes V and VI followed only a few […]

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Merry

John Gruber, 5 years ago: A decade or so from now, when, say, I’m waiting for my son to come home from college for his winter break, and, when he does, he wants to spend his time going out with his friends — how much will I be willing to pay then to be able […]

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Running Drupal Javascript tests on Vagrant

The last three days, I was at the code sprint for the Drupal Camp Munich 2016, hosted at the Hubert Burda Media offices. It was a great experience. It was my first community code sprint, I’ve met some great people and I’ve learned a ton in three days. I have to thank the organizers of […]

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Debugging drush scripts with xdebug and PhpStorm on vagrant in 2016

This is a subject that seems to come up again and again. I figured this out once before, but back then I was using Eclipse, while I am now a PhpStorm devotee. Also, I’ve long since started using Vagrant, which means that every debugging scenario is now “remote”. Usually, this is not a huge issue, […]

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Cutting The Mustard: Future Friendly Browser Support

Was just linked to this from an issue that is highly likely to make a big impact on Drupal’s future (Select a new client-side framework for Drupal core, worth a read in itself if you’re interested in that sort of thing). Even though it’s from 2013, it’s still a very relevant (and entertaining) set of […]

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Apple TV: keeping the score

A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about my hopes and dreams for Apple TV. Then, finally, at the last Apple event on september 9 2015, Apple unveiled their plans for the next iteration of their smart TV platform. And, it has been on sale since late last month. I ordered […]

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Video: Building Lego Technic Service Truck

Last year, my employer gave me (and all of my colleagues) a gift certificate as a christmas present. After a little pondering, I decided what to do with it. Just endulged my inner child, ordered the Lego Technic Tow Truck with the gift card I got for christmas from @DOPnu http://t.co/B3weGN8dvq — Eelke Blok (@eelkeblok) […]

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Concept: My hopes and dreams for Apple TV

The illustrations on this article are from the excellent Apple TV UI Concept by Andrew Ambrosino. They have little to do with the ideas I put forward in this post, but they sure do look pretty. I have been an Apple TV owner on and off since the very first one from 2007. It wasn’t […]

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Comparison of bookmark services

I have been a Delicious user since 2006. Of course, some time ago, we had a long episode of uncertainty, but that has come and gone. Things have quieted down around Delicious. I’d almost say too quiet, and I’m wondering if we are going to suddenly be greeted to a “Sorry, Delicious is no more” […]

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