My GoPro experiments

My mom got me a GoPro last year for my birthday, and as the weather has gotten a lot nicer, I’ve been using it for various projects.

About a month ago now, I picked up this really cheap accessory pack off amazon. Its been a lot of fun to play with the various attachments and components.

Yesterday on my bike ride to work, I decided it might be fun try out the chest harness. I put it on. Checked that it all worked. Everything seemed to work just fine. I didn’t really think about how on a bike you are at least slightly bent over. The results? 45 min of looking at my handle bars. Its kinda fun to try to figure out where I am from the various peices you can see.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMiFnC1yzmQ]

My next favourite experiement would be the suction cup mount. I stuck it to my outer window, and let it run for a little bit. Then timelapsed/sped up the 20 minute video down to 15 seconds.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL6vuF4aaRU]

I think it turned out pretty cool

Talk on Testing – Code and Coffee YVR

One of my personal goals for this year is to start getting more comfortable sharing knowledge and talking infront of large crowds. As such, I volunteered to give a quick talk on testing, as its always been something I love doing, and ion the new job I thought it would be pretty appropriate.

This is my second Code and Coffee talk ever, and I can see I’m still pretty nervious giving the talk, but I think other than a few technical glitches (which were thankfully edited out) it went really well.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPGSJVASCkc]

I have so much fun doing them. I love the fact that people come up to you afterwards and walk to talk about topics.

Totally open for more ideas on what to talk about. So far I’ve done Vagrant and now Testing in general. I’d love more suggestions.

Jenkins docker Image + prefix

I’m probably going to need this again sometime.

 

Upstart

# cat /etc/init/jenkins.conf
description "Jenkins"
author "Gavin Mogan"
start on filesystem and started docker
stop on runlevel [!2345]
respawn
script
   /usr/bin/docker stop jenkins || true
   /usr/bin/docker rm jenkins || true
   /usr/bin/docker run --rm --name="jenkins" -p 8080:8080 -p 50000:50000 -v /var/lib/jenkins:/var/jenkins_home jenkinsci/jenkins:2.0-rc-1 --prefix=/jenkins
end script

Systemd

$ cat /etc/systemd/system/jenkins-docker.service
[Unit]
Description=Jenkins
After=docker.service
Requires=docker.service

[Service]
TimeoutStartSec=0
Restart=always
ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/docker stop jenkins
ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/docker rm jenkins
ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker run --name="jenkins" -p 8080:8080 -p 50000:50000 -v /home/jenkins:/var/jenkins_home jenkinsci/jenkins:2.0-rc-1 --prefix=/jenkins

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I’ve been really enjoying the pizza experiements I’ve been doing lately. Last night’s pizza was left over bbq sauce, pulled chicken, mushrooms and onions. Also tried out throwing in garlic and italian herbs into the crust.

I think it turned out pretty well, except for the lack of roundness.

IMG_20160416_184815

 

I keep losing this tweet

I use the favorites/love feature on twitter to come back to things later.

Is one of my all time favourite tweets.

I have noticed when I directly go there through the website, it does not actually remember my initial tweet (Was very happy when I pasted it to wordpress it did give context).

With the deadpool movie now out to top off all the other marvel movie stuff, I’m sure these kinds of thoughts won’t leave my head any time soon.

Media I’m really enjoying

So I’ve had conversations with people recently about re-reading books and re-watching shows/movies. Now that its so easy to get new content through app stores, or e-book readers, the number of times I re-read has gone drastically down, but here are some of my lists of content I’ll rewatch many times, or re-read, etc.

Books

Looking through my lists, there’s a bunch I should go back and reread

Movies

TV Shows

Note: These are not necessarily my favs, just stuff I’ve watched over and over again.

Video Games

This is a lot harder list to mention, I don’t replay too many games.

PS, really need to stop starting posts with so.

Meatballs

So this year my mom decided I should have a KitchenAid Mix Master for christmas. So far I’m loving it.

Last weekend I totally experimented by making my first ever batch of meatballs. So Nigel and I go off to the store to figure out what we can find. We end up wanting a mixture of meats, so we go with ground turkey and ground sirloin beef.

Meatballs With Fork
One of the best photos I took.

[yumprint-recipe id=’1′] 

Look I have a cat!

I’ve been slowly trying out a couple random cat toys for the cat. So far mine has been mostly meh about them. These cat springs were highly recommended on amazon, so decided to check them out. The idea of cat playing with springs is very weird, but why not right?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYx_BgoMtKY&w=420&h=315]

Okay, I think that might have been a huge success.