Last year I bought one of those low cost tiny BeagleBone Black computers, and recently started to re-play with it. Re-playing is when you start to play with something but for what ever reason you don't get to finish playing with it to your satisfaction, so set it aside to re-play with later.
The thing that is really amazing to me is that this little credit card sized device is actually a computer. A pair of dimes illustrate its size. I guess you could say small devices are becoming the new paradigm.
This may end up being a post that will go over well or not so well. One of the hot topics all smashed into the current cloud hype of the day is how companies will chop off their bloated Information Technology departments to be replaced by lean efficient virtual abstractions. The idea actually makes sense but can they make it work? Or should they make it work?
Imagine being a human 100 years ago. Or a thousand, or even ten thousand years ago. Even though it is probably normal to dismiss the thoughts and concerns of by-gone generations I would dare say their life was just as important to them as ours is to us. Through letters, drawings and other miscellaneous graffiti they recorded their world. We have what has survived to decode and compare with our seemly important lives. And we too record. But in our time we not limited to the traditional mediums of the past but also to the digitally encoded work we do. I wonder if the software we write today will be around 100 years from now? Or a thousand?
The more I work with Python, the more really love the language. After over a year of this being a an inactive Drupal site, I taught myself (well I should say thanks to all the people who provided documentation across the Internet) Django. You are now looking at my efforts. If you are so inclined I even posted it on my github repository. Hopefully I am not opening myself up to evil hackers.
I am including for your viewing pleasure a fine winter home for those seeking a rustic rust bucket complete with all the Florida nature you can use.