Golang - how to write to a spreadsheet

Golang - how to connect to google spreadsheet? Credentials You need to set up Google Credentials for your app. This part is a tad annoying. Mostly due to the UX of the Google Cloud Plateform. Let’s hope this will once be fixed. Since it may be changing, I suggest you check the docs on Google. At the time of writing of this short tutorial, we need to: Go to Google Cloud Console Create Project if needed....

June 28, 2021 · 4 min · YS

Broken Femur, Mutual Care, ROI

Margaret Mead was a controversial anthropologist from the 60’s in america. One thing not controversial though, and maybe that has made more famous recently than any of her research or publications - is the story of a short annecdote, which has become viral all over the internet. The story goes like this: “A student once asked anthropologist Margaret Mead, “What is the earliest sign of civilization?” The student expected her to say a clay pot, a grinding stone, or maybe a weapon....

October 23, 2020 · 3 min · YS

Rethinking Education – 3 talks to watch

If you are not familiar with these 3 speakers and their thesis about education, time to catch up! Entertaining and well-articulated, they will help you understand where the current education system migh be falling short. Ken Robinson is more focused on the what, Seth on the why and Sugata Mitra is looking for an alternative approach (hint: it involves the Internet). Ken Robinson: School kills creativity I am not sure how much Ken Robinson still need an introduction by now, but his was a reknown thinker on creativity and innovation....

October 10, 2020 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Bullshit Jobs to Basic Income : Redesiging economic rewards

Bullshit Job : not what you think David Graeber has turned what would have happily stayed a colourful expression of our daily lives into an actual concept. In his book Bullshit Jobs - A Theory published fairly recently in 2018, he expands on the concept : A bullshit job is one that even the person doing it secretly believes need not, or should not, exist. That if the job, or even the whole industry, were to vanish, either it would make no difference to anyone, or the world might even be a slightly better place....

September 30, 2020 · 4 min · YS

Adapting Learning Systems To Today's World

Covid-19 has forced us into a reality where colocallity can only be virtual. While the press, inspired by the promises from some Silicon Valley giants, has tried to forecast how and when humanity would become a remote-first society, nobody came up with the creative scenario where a pandemic would be the trigger for global digital transformation. In this new reality, schools and universities need to adapat. Beyond the Zoom-Classroom experience....

September 29, 2020 · 4 min · YS

Sugata Mitra - The Hole in the Wall

The saying goes it takes a village to raise a kid. But what if you leave a computer in the village? That’s more or less what the idea Mitra has been developping for many years, as part of an experiment aiming at testing the principles that Mitra named Minimally invasive education. The project started in 1999 (20+ years ago). Kalkaji, New Delhi The story is best told by Mitra himself in one of his many TED talks, but the TLDR version is pretty simple:...

June 26, 2020 · 3 min · YS

Rethinking education – 3 unconventional approaches

Education is hard. Creating a learning process where you transfer experience to one person to an other is no trivial task. If it was, learning would be more like this  But, since it is not, we will have to find other ways to go about it. Here are some interesting approaches, I have stumbled upon, which are really worth having a look at: Mike Fairclough - the badass The guy is headmaster of the West Rise School....

April 14, 2020 · 3 min · Johann Savalle

Medium-like online Editors

We need a better online editing experience Blog writing should be about writing and not about trying to figure out how your web text editor is working. One of the reason why Medium was so successful was the user experience of the editor. Editor JS https://editorjs.io/ Simple, straight forward, very light Interesting features with close to 20 plugins extending base functionalities. Headings Paragraph Tables Images Code snippets Lists Audio quote etc....

April 1, 2020 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Content creation is key for growth

Content creation is key for growth To grow you need to create content. To grow as a business, as an individual, as a community. All is a function of how much content you manage to put out first. Writing is the first thing we learn in school - and somehow the cheapest way to create content. Yet it is also what look like the less approachable. Here is a few tips I hope you find useful to improve your content creation...

March 31, 2020 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Webcam Config - Logitech on Ubuntu - Change frequency to 50Hz

v4l-utils v4l-utils is a series tools on Linux to manage your media devices (webcam, IR devices, etc.) We are gonna need v4l2-ctl Install it first : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 #Install sudo apt-get install v4l-utils #List devices v4l2-ctl --list-devices #Check your device v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video2 --list-ctrls #Modifiy frequency # power_line_frequency=1 50Hz # power_line_frequency=2 60Hz v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video2 --set-ctrl=power_line_frequency=1

December 18, 2019 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

Reverse interview

Reverse interview Fond this online but cannot remember where… when I find I’ll add ref. here Expected usage Check which questions are interesting for you specifically Check which answers you can find yourself online Otherwise ask Definitely don’t try to ask everything from the list. Remember that things tend to be fluid, re-organizations happens often. Having a bug tracking system doesn’t make bug handling efficient and CI/CD doesn’t mean your time to deliver is necessarily short....

September 9, 2019 · 3 min · Johann Savalle

Git good practices

Do you git it? Learn Git Interactively GitHub resources Free Code Camp - Git Git in 20 min (Video) Git bless you How to Write a Git Commit Message A successful Git branching model Using git-flow to automate your git branching workflow One flow Pull it together Better Pull Requests Great Pull Requests Code Review BP Tooling git GUI clients Gitflow AVH Magit (emacs) tig git for windows (if you have too…) Git Ops General resources GitOps GitLab view on GitOps

September 3, 2019 · 1 min · YS

List of libraries to build cool NodeJS command lines apps

1. Chalk Chalk is styling for the command line - add cool color and stuff. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 const chalk = require('chalk'); const log = console.log; log(chalk.blue('Hello') + ' World' + chalk.red('!')); log(chalk.green( 'I am a green line ' + chalk.blue.underline.bold('with a blue substring') + ' that becomes green again!' )); 2. Clear Clear the terminal screen if possible...

July 30, 2019 · 3 min · YS

What happens when people sign up for your stuff

So you have this book that you wrote. This newsletter you so carefully crafted. This course you designed with attention and love. …. You are ready for launch. The world is waiting for you …. …. well …. NOPE. No one is waiting for you. Not even the people who registered for (tick the right answer): your newsletter your course your e-book. — > But they signed up, right?...

June 17, 2019 · 4 min · YS

Design like you care

Design is at the core of everything you do. The piece of hardware you are using to read this post has been designed. The website you read is the result of a design process.   Design is about creating the experience that will allow your audience to enjoy from what you want to give them.  As a kid you’ve designed carefully this present for your mum on mother’s day....

June 10, 2019 · 5 min · YS

Tools don’t matter

Can you design iOS with Microsoft Word? Well maybe you never thought it was possible, have a look at the video and then let’s talk… When you know what you want to create, when you have a clear vision of the result then tools are merely a way to get there and you will get to the result you want. In the video above, you can see a perfect execution of someone executing the iOS design into Microsoft Word....

May 22, 2019 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

How do you stay motivated

The short answer is : you don’t. There is no such thing as “staying” motivated. Instead you need to cultivate necessity. Necessity You know this feeling you get when you’re getting dangerously close to a deadline. Like you have to get that shit done. Now. Err.. actually yesterday, but yeah, now. And you get full power into your essay/project/report. That feel like motivation, right? So now the question is more how do I stay motivated all the time?...

May 11, 2019 · 2 min · YS

Do the work. What for?

You know it is true. You know it is right. Yet, you do not get to do it. Too busy? Too lazy? Maybe you are just unclear with your goals. Humans are goal-driven animals. We just cannot move our little finger if we do not have a reason for it. It may be a primal instinct that drive you toward action, and skip the rationalisation altogether, or it may be a cold rationalised series of strategic moves, or a mix of both....

May 9, 2019 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Germany – Industrial map

March 13, 2019 · 0 min · Johann Savalle

Evolutions of education

March 13, 2019 · 0 min · Johann Savalle