Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sharing my magic

The title sounds tremendously awesome, but It's not real magic. I decided to version and make public my bash profile, git config as well as many other config files (Sublime, Xcode, Vagrant). Also, I created a basic script to install all this magic and to be able to remove it, just in case I need to use a computer temporary.

I don't expect people to learn form this. I just share it so maybe someone can clone the repo and create its own version.

Find it here: https://github.com/fabriph/scripts

Also, in my previous jobs we were in need of a personalized code styling for Objective C, so I created a basic parser using RegEx. It's not the happiest thing on earth to maintain, but it was easy to code and use given the situation.

If you are interested in Objective C development, give it a look to the Xcode folder. I personally believe that Alcatraz is an awesome plugin manager.

Best,
Fabricio PH

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What's on World August 2015

Hey! As always, I wanted to share some interesting stuff I've been finding this last weeks. This time is a short post I've been delaying for a while. Lately I been busy preparing my paperwork to join Google as a full-time in Switzerland. Later on I'll prepare a post about general tips for interviewing in big tech companies.

Project Soli by Google

Using a radar as an interface, for gesture detection.




Time-lapse Mining from Internet Photos

A cool paper about mining lots of pictures in the internet, normalizing them, and showing time-lapses.


Continue reading.

Chromecast update

Some good improvements came to Chromecast: autoplay, queuing, second screen and multiplayer gaming! Continue reading. Games are kind of basic for now, but lucky they will improve as long as the market grows.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

What's on World May 2015

It has been a while since my last post, lot's of things have changed. I came back to Argentina from my second internship at Google. This time I interned in the Ads Team @ Google LA, building a new product that is integrated with YouTube. Also I participated in a hackathon organized by CERN @ Switzerland, a really challenging and rewarding experience. Last but not least, I got graduated as a Software Engineering Master's Degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Well, that's me, now I'll share some interesting stuff I've been finding in the web.

ARM big.LITTLE: the idea behind a bunch of cores in Smartphones

Last generation Smartphones are coming with more and more cores lately, and that actually doesn't make sense from the point of view of battery performance. The key thing here is that all the cores doesn't have to be the same. We can have faster cores for games and demanding processes, and other slower cores for high latency stuff, like background internet requests and listening to music. That's how ARM bit.LITTLE works.

New Wolfram Alpha image recognition technology

Wolfram has recently published the new feature for image recognition. It's assumed to work pretty well. Unfortunately only the pro version can upload images, for the free trial only sample images can be used. I find a particular quote really interesting from the full article: "And to me what’s particularly fascinating is that when it does get something wrong, the mistakes it makes mostly seem remarkably human.". Continue reading here.

Stack Overflow stats

Stack Overflow has published interesting stats about question, answers, technologies, salaries and developers. See them here.

Google Fi

The new mobile phone service provider from the hand of Google has arrived. Pricing works with a base fare for talk+SMS and a variable fare for data. It uses WiFi networks when available. Read the full article.

TESLA

Tesla has had lots of improvements in this last months. I'm not going to point any in particular, but I just wanted to say that some of them are pretty interesting for the future of electric cars.

Jetpack flight over Dubai