These are chat archives for jsoxford/jsoxford.github.com

28th
Jul 2015
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 04:15
Well, it's a good gist
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 04:52
Noooo! My battery has run out on my robot! No more world domination for me! :(
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 07:23
Hey @AverageMarcus, I’ve got a few batteries you could borrow ;)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 07:23
It's ok. I ordered a charger from Amazon yesterday, should come today.
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 07:31
awesomes
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 07:32
plus a charging circuit from ebay that I'm gonna wire in
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 11:29
I'm using a nice high capacity li-poly from a dead Android tablet, and one of those li-poly charger boards (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KLBTYVY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00)
but £14 is pricey... :D
Need to unpack my toys still though, so it's not getting much use these days
Nice and compact :)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:23
Anyone got any ideas for the JSOxHack day?
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 13:24
GitHub snapshots - a record of how things were at a point in time
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:26
isn't that just git? :/
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 13:27
for issues
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:28
ah
would that mean keeping a watch on all issues for changes?
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 13:29
Initially it would be cool to just generate a report. My main use-case is to record agreed sprint contents (and the contents at the end of the sprint, to diff)
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 13:29
JIRA can do that ;p
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 13:29
The other day I accidentally swapped a load of issues out of the sprint into our support milestone. Finding them and putting them back was a pain
Yeah, I REALLY want them to move to JIRA.
That’s the big downside to contracting/consulting @omgmog, you have to use whatever they do :)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:30
Anyone keen to do some hardware hacking?
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 13:30
@spikeheap you using Zenhub or anything?
if I wasn't away camping that weekend I'd be up for some hardware stuff :P
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:32
I kinda wanna get an old furby and hack it to dance everytime someone visited the JS Oxford website
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 13:32
That would be cool
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 13:32
you ever played with a Nabaztag @AverageMarcus ?
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:32
no
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 13:32
worth seeing if you can get hold of one of them ;)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:34
I'm not sure i quite understand what it is
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 13:34
like a furby, but wifi connected
and hackable
think IoT toy, but from like 2006~
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 13:36
@omgmog Zenhub looks interesting. We’ve used Waffle.io before – but everyone seems to bolt tag-based ‘agile’ bits on. Mostly I’m wanting to record issue history which isn’t retained already, or convince people to move to JIRA...
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:36
@omgmog fuby is cheaper
Max Glenister
@omgmog
Jul 28 2015 13:36
all the cool stuff in the furby is under a blob of black plastic though
all you'd be able to do is freak the motors/speakers with an external circuit
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:37
All i could do with a nabaztag is make its ears move end light up, no?
a creepy furby with an arduino shoved under it's fur would look kind of cool I guess :D
or a Pico in place of an ear
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 13:40
I was thinking of using my Spark so wifi built in
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 16:46
Does anyone have any uptime monitoring recommendations?
The network at work has been down since 3pm today taking all our sites with it :worried:
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 17:01
We use pingdom, alongside new relic and raygun, I'd recommend them all as being decent value
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 17:04
I used to use pingdom way back, didn't really like it
do you pay for it?
Oh, just looked and it looks like they no longer do the free level
Whats raygun exactly?
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 17:11
Raygun’s exception monitoring
If you’re serving your frontend assets from a CDN it could give you insight into API failures, but may not be what you’re after
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 17:12
I'm just watching a screencast now
Does it try to generate exceptions or monitor when users see an exception?
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 17:13
If you’re using the JS lib it’ll catch uncaught exceptions and send them to Raygun
But seeing as they should never(ish) happen, you end up manually sending events to Raygun
E.g. we’ve got an interceptor on the Angular $http service for failed requests and responses, so we automatically log any failed API request, but we also handle that gracefully in the UI
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 17:15
I'm looking at the ASP .Net functionality
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 17:15
I’d guess that would be similar, but never used it :)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 17:15
We have a few exceptions throughout our systems, would be nice to get some more info than what the users tell us
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 17:16
Yeah - if they need to tell you anything that’s already a bit of a fail
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 17:16
yeah
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Jul 28 2015 17:16
Raygun has a really nice user tracking feature in JS (again I’d hope you’d get that in the .net one) so you’d get user ID, browser, etc.
makes it easier to reconcile errors
Carwyn Edwards
@carwyn
Jul 28 2015 17:28
Any suggestions on where to start in terms of tools for building a single page application that mainly needs to interact with canvas, possibly webgl?
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Jul 28 2015 19:37
I don't have any experience but I know of three.js and Phaser for canvas/webgl stuff