Reflecting on a tumultuous but ultimately successful year. Here’s what I’ve learned, re-learned, or cemented in my “2015 things (software engineering) leaders should know”: On Measurement Measure everything, as early as possible. Collecting data is cheap. You will not know you need it until after you need it. Do not build anything (teams, features, processes) without […]
Cleverloop have rolled out a firmware update to the base station which disables the dynamic DNS feature of the IP cameras. This was my main concern, and with the fix it means that the cameras are not so easily exposed to the outside world.
Cleverloop (launched as an Indiegogo campaign in 2014) tries to bridge across these three cateogries. Combining cheaper IP cameras with a smart hub to provide in-home storage and alerting. How does it measure up?
A little while back, I was contacted by reps from Orbitsound to ask whether I wanted to check out their SB60 Airsound Base. I’ve been looking for something with a bit more oomph than the plain old TV speakers, so I took them up on the offer. SB60 Airsound™ Base If I’m honest, I was pretty unimpressed […]
Overall, I’m impressed by the S6. Samsung have pulled back from their crapware-do-everythign focus, and turned their impressive heft toward hardware and system design. The results are obvious: gorgeous hardware with what looks to be the best near-stock Android platform available.