Myo keeps getting better! They’ve just added a Counter Strike connector to the Market.
I’ll have to give it a try soon. The available gestures are limited so far and I assume it will be less precise than using a mouse for a while, but it’s worth giving it a try.
Working from home is great. It can get lonely at times though, especially when the rest of your team lives 6 timezones away. It makes it a bit more difficult to get to know each other, coordinate, and work efficiently as a team. Luckily for me, I work for Automattic and get to meet my teammates in person a few times a year!
Continue reading A week in Hawaii
How You Use Alfred: Ryan Cowles, Automattic Happiness Engineer
My friend and colleague Ryan Cowles is featured on the Alfred blog today. If you use the Alfred app, you’ll definitely be interested in this post!
Last night, I gave a talk about Jetpack at our local #WPBudapest meetup. If you live in Budapest and like WordPress, you should join us next time!
And until next month, you can check my slides here:
Discover the Jetpack plugin, and why should you give it a try on your WordPress site.
If you have any questions about my presentation, let me know!
Plex is awesome. It’s an important part of our media centre at home. When I started playing with Myo apps, I figured Plex should be my first stop. I set to develop a small desktop app that would allow me to navigate in Plex and play/pause movies from my couch.
Continue reading Myo: Control Plex without leaving your couch
About 2 years ago, I stumbled across an interesting project: a team of developers from Ontario was developing an armband named Myo that would detect all muscle movements in your arm. It would then allow you to control all kinds of objects around you. Look at their demo video to find out more:
You’re sold, right? I was, too. I immediately pre-ordered one, and started imagining tons of potential uses for this thing.
Fast-forward 2 years, I finally received it! I’ve been playing with it for the past few weeks and it definitely has some potential. We’re still far from the demo video though: Thalmic (the company behind Myo) will need to get more developers involved to integrate Myo support for games, applications, and other gadgets. Still, it’s a nice little toy, and it could become very useful!
Details and first impressions