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Making the world a better place

What isn’t there to like about an elektroroller (motor scooter) that can be easily charged and easily afforded? In my opinion, there’s nothing not to like about it. UNU, based in Berlin, has made exactly that in a way that I’ve never seen another company do it. Basically, the 9 kilogram battery is extremely portable, and it’s not difficult to bring it inside and charge it with a wall charger. Like a cellphone, computer, or microwave. It’s amazing that this is how we can power vehicles now. Especially, if you consider that not all Municipal Power is coming from oil and gas, this solution brings us quite close to carbon neutrality. Which is something that I think most businesses should be striving for. Now, I know that a lot of businesses say that you don’t profit from making the world better place, but UNU seems to be changing that tune. They are profiting by creating something that is good for Humanity and the planet that we are fortunate enough to live on. That’s why I am so excited about this invention, and I hope that it makes its way across the sea and around the world. I think if more people could get around their cities without using oil and gas, and without creating so much exhaust, that this will be a major step of progress for our society. I’m looking forward to see what happens, and I trust UNU to grow and succeed..…. Wish I could elektroroller kaufen! (buy a scooter!)

 

 

I’m A Software Engineer

So, when I decided that I wanted to become a software engineer recently, I met a lot of skepticism. Nobody really expected it from me, and nobody believes that I’m actually going to go to school to get my degree in engineering. To be fair, I made the decision on a whim, but I do feel like this is the sort of opportunity that has made sense for me for a very long time. I’m very interested in programming and software, and I was surprised to learn that not very many of my peers were. I guess I just assumed that since we all use technology so often, we all had a sort of inherent interest and how it works. It turns out that I was wrong, it seems. Unless I wasn’t? Are you interested in becoming a software engineer? Or any sort of computer programming? Crickets. Happens. So I’ve learned. Anyway, it wasn’t until I heard about the large demand in the modern market for IT outsourcing that I realize that there might be a sort of way into this for me. You see, I never wanted to be on the software team of a large organisation, or to pull 9 to 5 shifts at an office somewhere, working on some sort of IT team. For some reason that always seems like a grim reality for me, and I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to be a jack-of-all-trades, so I thought I had to avoid software engineering in general. But, what I’ve learned is that you can really specialize in what you are directly interested in, and that is totally what I’m about. The specialized Market labor is huge, and I’ve been talking to a few people who actually work as freelance software Engineers, programmers, and developers, and it seems like they have a life that I would be very interested in living. Professionally, at least. Engineers get a bit of a weird stigma, and I understand that.

Benefits of Using Beacons with Eddystone-UID

When Google released Eddystone, there was a lot of excitement and buzz around the technology. It even went as far as some calling Google’s Eddystone the iBeacon killer. While it is not here to kill any other technology, it’s actually what every retailer needs.

Eddystone-UID supports Google’s version of a protocol, which is more or less the same to the iBeacon protocol. Well, this only means that the two are in direct competition. Please do not misquote me, because I haven’t said that EddystoneUID is better than iBeacon protocol. The main aim of this article is to highlight some of the main benefits that you’ll get if you choose to use Eddystone-UID. Eddystone-UID focuses mostly on an app-based discovery just like Apple’s iBeacon.

So, if you have been wondering whether beacons with Eddystone-UID have some benefits, then you should read on and find out. Here are some of them.

  • You can be able to register Eddystone- UID with Beacon Registry from Google. Actually, this is its main advantage over iBeacon. When registered, multiple apps will be able to reference this registry and thereby make use of the beacon.
  • Eddystone- UID beacons have a unique ID that is static with a 10-byte Namespace component along with a 6-byte Instance component.
  • Eddystone- UID requires the users to turn on Bluetooth on their mobile device. This is not actually unique to Google’s Eddystone because any other beacon requires the users to turn n their Bluetooth on their devices.
  • Just like iBeacons, Eddystone- UID transmits a long string of numbers that only their corresponding app can recognize.
  • For an app to ‘listen’ and recognize the Eddystone- UID signal, it must have permission from the user. Otherwise, the Eddystone- UID signal will not reach the app.
  • Eddystone- UID beacons can work effectively in conjunction with Google’s Beacon Registry in order to surface URLs and connections to users’ app instances into Google’s ‘Nearby’ application.
  • Eddystone- UID can also work together with an Eddystone- TLM frame and the Google’s Beacon Registry to keep beacon’s battery state in check.

Main Disadvantage of Eddystone- UID

While Edystone- UID might have other minor disadvantage, the key one is that it does not have the ability to communicate with an iOS device when the app is not loaded or is in a ‘killed’ state. Actually, this is one area where iBeacon beats it. iBeacon communicates with an iOS device even when the app is not loaded.

 

Why should you buy Aluminum camping chairs?

 

Camping chairs are pieces of outdoor furniture that can be used in different occasions. Camping chairs are not just for a night by the campfire, but they are the perfect chairs to relax by the beach, to roast marshmallow with your family, to listen to some guitar under the stars, to watch your favorite band live performance and many other occasions where standing for long hours or sitting on the ground could cause pain and discomfort.

For these reasons, camping chairs should be made from high quality material that is designed to last for a very long time. A lot of camping chairs have Aluminum frames. Aluminum is a silvery white nonmagnetic metal. It is also the most abundant metal on earth.

In this article we will explain why Aluminum is very popular in manufacturing camping chairs:

Aluminum is cheap:

Aluminum is the third most abundant element on earth after oxygen and silicon and the most abundant metal. This means that it is cheap. Although camping chairs are very important, nobody wants to spend a fortune on them. Using aluminum enables manufactures to produce high quality chairs that don’t cost a lot.

Aluminum is light:

Aluminum has low density. This means that although it is very durable it is relatively light. This is a great feature to have on camping chairs since they are dragged and carried around all the time. The lighter the chair, the easier it is to move. This will encourage you to take it wherever you go, knowing that it will be easy to handle.

Aluminum resists corrosion:

Aluminum doesn’t get affected by the elements and this makes it the perfect material to use in outdoor furniture. Aluminum resists corrosion caused by salt and water and this means that it can be perfectly used in camping chairs that you use on the beach. It doesn’t get affected by UV rays; in fact its shiny surface reflects most of them.

Aluminum is 100% recyclable:

Aluminum is well tolerated by the plants and animals. It doesn’t react with other elements in the environment to produce harmful compounds or gases that could be harmful. Old aluminum equipment can be fully recycled to produce new equipment and tools. You could buy a camping chair that is made from recycled aluminum because the metal can be easily shaped and handled. Recycled aluminum is as good as primary aluminum and maintains all of its qualities.

 

The manufacturers of camping chairs always try to produce the highest quality products with the lowest prices. This is exactly why we think that Aluminum camping chairs are so popular.