WordPress Colombo

Ever since I started out with mtwoblog.wordpress.com I have been fascinated by the whole WordPress ecosystem. Among many factors like the platform, the themes, the plugins, it also largely includes the active, growing community behind WordPress. One such community is WordPress Colombo which is essentially a group of WP enthusiasts in Sri Lanka on meetup.com.

WordPress Colombo
WordPress Colombo

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Get SSD for a solid performance boost!

When buying a new computer, we look at a few specs such as the processor, memory, storage and sometimes graphics. However, many of us fail to realize that what is actually slowing down our computer is the good old Hard Drive. Let’s take a look at one solution for this.

Last week, I purchased a new laptop. After discussions with a good friend, I was convinced that the best way to increase performance is to get an SSD. (more…)

A quick look at the Onion Omega!

Those of you who have worked with or heard of the Raspberry Pi know how awesome the tiny device is. The power of a full blown computer was literally in the palm of your hand, allowing you to experiment with cool projects and get your ideas and experiments to shape.

Onion Omega package
Onion Omega package

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Android vs Pure Android – What’s the difference?

Android is not iOS. Of course, but the point I want to make here is that there is no single latest version or ‘flavour’ of Android. Being an Open Source project, anyone can create their own version of Android. This has so many advantages, but also some disadvantages as well. Let’s see.

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Galaxy S running a modded Android KitKat 4.4.4

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Arduino: a revamped tiny Sketch

Couple of days ago I wrote a post about how I got started with an Arduino UNO and wrote my first Sketch (a Sketch is an App written using Arduino IDE and and uploaded to the board via Serial). Click here to read it.

The Starter Kit had an LED attached to a a very small PCB with four pins. Picking it up I realized it was an RGB LED with three resistors printed on it. Neat!

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RGB LED board

I knew what I wanted to do with it.  (more…)

Arduino: a tiny Sketch

A friend of mine gifted me an Arduino UNO starter kit a while ago. I didn’t have the time and motivation back then to dabble in it.

Fast forwarding to this day, I watched Massimo Banzi’s TED Talk in the morning, one of the guys who helped invent the Arduino. It was inspiring.

So, what is it anyway? Arduino is a credit-card sized micro-controlled board that can be be used for a whole lot of purposes,  so much that one could dedicate his life on researching the everyday potential of it.

Arduino UNO
Arduino UNO

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Materialize your site!

I ended my last post saying how awesome the Material Design is, which was revealed along with Android Lollipop a year ago. After writing a few apps on Android Studio I wondered how amazing it would be if we can have this beautiful typography, subtle transitions and animations in more places than just droids…

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Materializecss.com homepage

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