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Have lots of git repositories? Teensy git-360 is really helpful

UBOS development involves lots of git repositories: our own UBOS code, code to build UBOS, code from various developers with various apps, code to package those apps for UBOS ... and most of it is stored in separate git repositories. The common question: did I check in everything? what did I miss? Anybody who works…

Tech Titans’ Next Targets: Telcos and Cars

Apple has over $200 billion in revenue, growing 25% a year. Where are the next $50 or $100 billion going to come from? Mobile phones: no, that market is close to saturation. Desktops and laptops? Stagnant. Watch? Certainly not. All of them have room to grow, but not by 10's of billions of dollars every…

A Diet for Java (diet4j)

When Java was introduced to an incredible reception in 1995 -- I had just come to California -- Sun was the king of the Unix systems manufacturers. While there were still others like HP, IBM and Silicon Graphics, Sun had the momentum: Sun pioneered "open systems", it open-sourced even its chip designs, and it had…

The UBOS Shepherd rules their #IoT Device Flock with a Staff

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about how to manage large numbers of intelligent devices in our homes, the #IndieIoT way. Let's say you pick up two dozen WiFi-enabled motion detectors or thermometers from the store and put them into your home: one or two for each room, hallway, window, attic, dog kennel,…

The Perfect Surveillance Architecture

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="320"] Credit: Mike Licht on Flickr[/caption] If you set out to design the perfect surveillance architecture, what would you come up with? Assume there are no "legacy" issues, and you get to design the entire system for the benefit of the entity that gets to do the surveillance (government, or private sector,…