Hi, I'm Farai and welcome to my Code Lab. Here I discuss the purpose of my blog and the struggle it took to actually settle on WordPress.
This week I kept working on my senior project. I didn't accomplish a whole lot however. That's because I was writing towards the wrong thing. Instead of making something I could demo, I was stuck figuring out the exact details of my project. In general, I've been struggling to make the trade-off between doing a … Continue reading DevLog #6 Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick 2
Editor's Note: I really like this format. Instead of making a video every week, I'll write posts and make a monthly video summarizing what I did. Due to technical difficulties (laziness), I haven't made a DevLog in the past 3 weeks. This would have been on my blog but I got lazy so … Continue reading DevLog #4
As I was planning Farai’s Code Lab, I decided to make a weekly series called DevLogs1 in which I provide updates on my coding projects. The DevLogs were supposed to be published as videos along with a text post but I forgot to make them. So instead of writing the missing posts, I’ve decided to summarize … Continue reading My First Four DevLogs
For my senior project, I'm working on a voice-powered lab assistant for my college's CS department. Among the assistant's tasks is getting menu information from the college cafeteria (the Mensa). So basically, a user should be able to ask something like What's for dinner in the Mensa tommorow? or When does the Mensa next serve … Continue reading Mom, I Made My First Grep Command
Writers Note: I know that we're about 6 weeks into 2018 but I got lazy so I missed the whole 2017 reflection phase. In typical CYA fashion, I'm going to reflect on 2017 based on the lunar year. After all, it's around lunar (Chinese) new year! In 2017, I decided to read more books. Here's … Continue reading Books I Read In 2017
Slides | Handouts For my senior design project, I have to present on a technical aspect of my project. As I'm working on a lab assistant intended for the Google Home, this talk will be on Dialogflow and a bit of Node.js. https://youtu.be/rWfEoMINIGg
Authors Note: Okay fine. It wasn't exactly my first tech talk, let alone my first talk since I had to do many in college. My first tech talk was a presentation on How Pixar Models Hair, which went as you expected (poorly). Given the significance of this talk, I consider it my first tech talk, … Continue reading Things I Learned After Giving My First Tech Talk
After making the abrupt shift to Jekyll, I focused on hosting. Having run my blog on GitHub Pages, I decided to check out GitLab Pages.
In the first post of a new series, I explain how my seemingly simple website redesign got really complicated as I was burdened by tooling.
The Hardware Hacker by bunnie was such a fun book that I ended up writing the thoughts I had while reading the book instead of a review.