It moves!

I’m building a RCPowers Extra 300S and a couple of days ago it moved by itself for the first time:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13656139&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

So exciting! There’s still a lot of work to do, I hope it’ll be flying this weekend (if the weather allows it).

RadioControlPedia

I’m tired that there are no canonical URLs for most products, materials, systems, etc. regarding to radio control. The vendors do a very poor job of having an online presence. Some seem not to have a web site at all and the ones that do have very poor URLs, very poor data (old articles get removed) or very poor websites (frames, javascript, no way to deep-link).

Sometimes the best information is provided by the retailers, which is already wrong, but the real issue is that when retailers are not selling something anymore, they remove the product from the public page, and the information gets lost.

I’ve decided to fix the problem so I’ve created the RadioControlPedia. A wiki for RadioControl were articles will always stay and stay at the same URL. Over time it’ll have more and more information.

.gitignore

I’m launching a new site:

gitignore.com

For now it’s just a blog, but the final goal is different:

Every time I start a new project I hesitate to make the first commit: what should I commit and what shouldn’t I? Essentially, what should I put on .gitignore.

The goal of this site is to collet snippet of .gitignore that one should use depending on what framework, software, libraries, etc. are being used. I’ll try to put the ones I’ll know, but please, if you know any, send me an email to pupeno@pupeno.com and I’ll publish (with attribution).

My final goal is to develop a small web application with a list of the frameworks (as checkboxes or something) from which you can pick and it’ll build the .gitignore. But I’ll only do it if this site gathers enough information.