Month: March 2018

How To: Installing Node.js and npm on a Raspberry Pi 3

In this post we will review how to install Node.js and npm on a Rasbperry Pi 3 running a fresh installation of Raspbian Stretch Lite. The version of node I’ll be installing is 8, however if you need to install a different version you can still use these instructions. Let’s get started!

This is essentially a three part process. First we remove any installation or packages that may have come preinstalled with Raspbian. Next, we’ll run a bash script provided by NodeSource which updates our repository so we can do a simple apt install. And lastly we’ll use apt to install Node.js. [continue reading]

UX: Appreciating the simple things

While working on formulas in BakersCalc there have been a handful of times where I’ve finished a recipe only to realize I had forgotten an ingredient. No problem, I’ll just add it at the end! Except this is a problem, because my OCD won’t stop flicking the back of my head until I add it in the correct order. The way I use BakersCalc is pretty linear – the order of ingredients is the order I’m adding them to my mixer. Usually this meant either deleting items and adding the missing link, or adding one at the bottom and shifting everything around. Before the last update this issue was the definition of a bad user experience.

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BakersCalc v1.4.1 Released

I’m glad to announce that since most of the bugs in BakersCalc have been addressed I’m finally working on adding some useful features. Today’s update brings drag n drop sorting for all devices, in hindsight this should have been implemented from the beginning. There will be a small design update to make it obvious, but to sort you simply click/touch on the item’s weight and drag it to it’s new position.