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Ready to order a Chat Bot?

So your business has been offered a chat bot; or perhaps your competitor is using one. The excitement behind these chat bots– they are supposedly powered by AI. A talking Artificially Intelligent agent seems futuristic and perception has been driven by the many Sci Fi films we have watched over the years. Marketing a chat

JavaScript Promises Unkept

With introduction of native Promise support and the async and await keywords promises have only gained popularity in JavaScript. But there are quirks they hide and the underlying asynchronous nature of JavaScript means you can sometimes end up with code that is harder to reason about. Here is a not so gentle introduction for those

For the love of… Javascript!!? (or nostalgic musings of a polyglot)

Javascript. I wouldn’t have thought that a language that pretty much threw out all of the rules of good language design would come to occupy a place in my heart, standing with the likes of my romances with C++. Let me take you on a journey…

Creating a Windows 10 Base Box for Vagrant with VirtualBox

I recently decided to create my own Windows 10 base box for Vagrant. VirtualBox is already allowing Windows 10 virtual machines as of version 5.0 (though Windows 10 is not officially supported). So I decided to go ahead and create a base box for Vagrant for Windows 10 Professional.

SOLID, Object Oriented Design and Unit Testing

SOLID principles of object-oriented design are an important consideration for anyone looking for good software design. The problem is they can be hard to understand and implement. In my personal experience unit-testing can actually help understanding these principles better and provide a genuine use case for implementing them.

Understanding Auto ISO on the Fuji X100

The Auto ISO setting on the Fuji X100 had me confused the first time I used it. Initially my reaction was, this can’t be right. Since, I have read many forum posts asking for a better explanation on how it works and why it does what it does, but I failed to locate a clear

Sound Transit, The Flickr for Sound

Sound Transit is a collaborative site where individuals upload high quality audio recordings of every day sounds, called field recordings, together with a short description of the main activity contributing to the recorded sound and their location, city and country.

Computing On The Road? Get Ready!

With the Intel Atom and the Core i series of processors, laptops featuring up to 7 hours of battery life are now available. Which means you can leave the power supply home and walk out with your laptop into the sun or go to a coffee shop. In fact I’m typing this article sitting in