These are chat archives for mhelmetag/snake-sweeper-cli

6th
Dec 2015
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:01
Yo
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:15
Howdy!
lightweight-python.pdf
Reading this book right now… you might be interest idk
It’s pretty cool
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:17
cool yeah. So my understanding of Django is nil
It’s a framework like rails, but with Python right?
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:17
Uses a pretty old js framework (Backbone) but it could be substituted for anything
yeah basically
it’s a fair bit different though
rails has a pretty preset skeleton but django is a lot more customizeable
this book is really awesome though
touches on so many parts of web development
caching with redis, making apis, js frameworks, etc etc
good for any stack
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:19
cool
yeah I need to learn up on some of that
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:39
hah I mean
if you want
you know those default github profile pictures?
like those space invader-y patterns?
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:39
yeah
like digital rorschachs
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:40
it’d be cool to make a placeholder picture api that made those
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:40
oh yeah
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:41
so like if you needed a profile picture you could just paste in a url where it tells you to put a picture url
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:41
yeah
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:41
but itd be to the api with the specific params you want
like sizing and blah
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:42
like this but with gravatars?
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:42
exactly!
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:43
that’d be cool
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:43
I’ve never done anything with computer generated graphics
there’s a section in that book about making a placeholder api
might be a good primer for this
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:43
cool
that’s a cool example
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:44
do you have any projects/ideas on your mind?
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:48
I was thinking about doing some stuff with image recognition
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:48
dang!
that’d be super cool
I bet python has some libraries for that
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:49
yeah, there’s SimpleCV
which is a wrapper for opennCV which is primarily written in C++ I believe
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:49
huh!
very cool!
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:50
yeah it’s got some cool functionality
My longterm goal was to basically hack a robot together out of a Raspberry Pi and an old android phone
at least the brains of it
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:51
why a phone and pi?
a pi is basically a phone
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:51
yeah, but the phone has all the sensors built in
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:52
oh for sure
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:52
and it’s like a reason not to throw out your old phone after you upgrade
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:52
so like salvage parts from it?
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:52
no, basically take a phone that’s older, but is still basically functional
write an app that’ll stream sensor data/video/whatever
to the pi
Max Helmetag
@mhelmetag
Dec 06 2015 04:53
ohhh
interesting
Cody Schindler
@quiksand
Dec 06 2015 04:53
which interfaces nicer with the hardware