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It’s been about 3 months since my last post. I’ve been quite busy those last 3 months. My family welcome a new addition on October 25th, Claire Elizabeth. So as you can imagine life with 2 year old twins and a new born baby can be hectic. And to top it off I still haven’t finished the nursery….

Other than that, things at work have been busy as usual. It’s hard to find free time to do some of the things I like. But even so I do manage to find time to do things every now an then.

Recently I joined Society6 (www.society6.com). It’s a cool website that allows artists to upload their work and have it printed on various mediums from iphone cases to t-shirts.

Being a younger Freemason I am constantly on the look out for items that display masonic symbols. Unfortunately these items are usually tacky and styled in a way that reminds me of the 70’s or much earlier.. Nothing against those designs but they are for older Brothers. Here is the link to the recent pic I posted to Society6.

http://society6.com/blckspder/Square—Compasses_iPhone-Case

I plan on creating similar images that reflect the work tools of Freemasonry. Hopefully they will catch on and some of the Brothers will like them.

Recently I posted about how I was trying out Trello and thinking about switching from Basecamp.

Well I pulled the trigger and made the move and I am glad I did. For starters I can add way more projects than 10 and for free.

Second I can organize my to do items in by their status by utilizing Trello’s system of lists and colored tags.

I felt organized with Basecamp but with Trello I feel like I am even more organized.

So far the only thing I miss is the ability to email my projects and attach those emails to individual to do items or to do lists. Trello does have the ability to email a project but it creates a new card when you do. You can’t attach an email to a card.

Speaking of cards. Trello is doesn’t use the terms projects and to do’s. Projects are called Boards and to do’s are Cards which can actually have to do lists with in them as well as file attachments and activity such as comments and actions that have happened on that card. So I guess the best way to describe cards is to say they are small projects with in a board.

If you are looking for project management software then I highly urge you to check it out.

www.trello.com

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So I am a Basecamp user and I love it. But I have another kid on the way and I need the ability to add more than 10 projects. Well as nice as Basecamp is, it can get costly. Enter in Trello.

I signed up for an account tonight to see how it works and to check things out. Well I must say, so far so good. I am really liking it so far. It has a nice interface and the workflow is easy and logical. It uses boards which are made up of cards. Cards can have discussions, files and to-do lists in them. The cards are organized in each board using lists. It’s actually a very logical setup.

I am going to use it a little bit more before I make the switch. But things look promising. The only part I’m not looking forward to is migrating all my projects and tasks over to Trello from Basecamp. There is quite a bit.

As I am diving more and more into the world of WebRTC I came across this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098597883X/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It has gotten good reviews and I have seen it mentioned several times around the community.

It should arrive on Friday, so once I get through it I will give an update and my thoughts.

My son had to have a procedure this past Thursday and while my wife and I were nervously and patiently waiting in the waiting room I started browsing the web on my phone to pass the time. I came across a tweet about Chromecast. After reading the associated article I thought that this was pretty cool but was hesitant to order one because it is so new and had limited features.

Well yesterday I decided to order one but was unfortunately too late. It is on back order. I can’t remember the last time a product like this went so fast. I am, to say the least, very excited for it to ship and arrive so I can start checking it out.

I recently started a project at work using WebRTC. I will be wrapping up the first part of the project this week but I am definitely hooked and want to learn more about it.

To start off I used Google’s public STUN server, we setup our own TURN server and we also used Firebaseio.com for the signaling server.

In addition I found a repository of some very thorough WebRTC experiments on GitHub.

https://github.com/muaz-khan/WebRTC-Experiment

A separate website was setup with demos and explanations as well.

https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/

These were a great help for the project I am working on.

Next I want to learn from the ground up and build my own libraries just as this gentleman did. I will keep updating as I move along.

"… I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature."
— Abraham Lincoln, closing of first inaugural address

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You and your viewers will hopefully enjoy it! :)

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