Life and Open Source

Just an update, since my various open source projects have all had a large delay in updates over the last two months. The community is still very heavily involved and we've been replying to issues as they come up.

So, on the life side of things, I bought a condo and moved in which turned out to be a massive time sink having not moved in almost 4 years.

Lot of contractors to call and electricians to schedule to do various updates on the place. Installed 14 Hue Lights and slowly making this a smart home.

Will gradually be getting back into open source shortly and updating the various projects I maintain.

For Material Design Icons you can track the progress on the project board.

That Conference 2016

Another year and another excellent That Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

That Conference

My list of favorite talks this year that I attended are below. A few of the ones below I missed myself, but they were awesome I am told.

... insert list here ...

Pokémon Slack Emojis

Playing with the new Pokémon Go game this week and realized not everyone knows each of the original 151 that are in the game. To make it easier while discussing the game in Slack I've made a yaml file to quickly install all the emojis into slack.

Slack Pokemon - Templarian/slack-emoji-pokemon

You can use the command line tool from lambtron/emojipacks to quickly install all emojis at the same time. Emojis can also be installed one-at-a-time from the emojis folder.

Let me know if you find any issues, this was one of those random 11am ideas that I had to code before passing out for the night.

Geeky Details about the Images

The images from the game are scaled by the size of physical Pokémon, which produces some odd widths and heights, so to normalize them I ran the ImageMagick command below. It basically resizes them down only when needed, but never scales them up in a 128 square.

magick convert *.png -background transparent \
                     -gravity center \
                     -resize "128x128>" \
                     -extent 128x128 \
                     -set filename:f "%t" "out\%[filename:f].png"


Obviously all these images are owned by Niantic, Inc. / The Pokemon Company. So with that said this GitHub repo could be deleted at any time.