It's been a while since I did a weekend project, but this weekend was one of these! I wanted to hack something together so I could view a live camera stream from anywhere in the world and control it (as in: rotate it left and right) with a simple web interface.
I'm not sure if you have seen the last season of Black Mirror, and to be more specific: episode 5, Metalhead. But after seeing this video earlier this week of Boston Dynamics their latest creation I think I almost pooped my pants!
Tomorrow SpaceX will do a test launch of it's much anticipated Falcon Heavy. The launch has been delayed for several months now. SpaceX expected it to be easier since it consists out of 3 strapped together Falcon 9's, but strapping 3 rockets together was not as easy as they thought it would be.
I think I'm still recovering from last season's mindfuck. But last night, during the Super Bowl, the first trailer of season 2 premiered! It's HBO's first commercial in 20 years for Super Bowl. And in about 2 months, on April 22nd, the new season of Westworld will start on HBO. Really looking forward!
Last week I visited my girlfriend, who just moved to London to join ustwo games, for a few days. I worked some days remote and took the weekend to explore London a bit. Besides the cold weather I really enjoyed the few days that I was there, can't wait to go back!
Late 2016 Elon Musk started a new company, called The Boring Company. The main objective of the company is (was?) to bring down costs of digging underground tunnels. But while they're working on that Musk tends to launch a little side project from time to time through the company as well.
It looks like DigitalOcean is stepping up their game with the increasing competition from companies like Linode & Amazon for easy and cheap VPS instances. They were one of the first to offer small VPS instances at such an affordable rate. The cheapest ones were already starting already at $5 for 512MB memory, 20GB SSD space & 1 vCPU.