After much research, I’ve found that Time Warner Cable is throttling downloads to my server. Downloading the same 200MB zip file directly from my site, or through a proxy shows 4x speed up using a proxy server.
I’ve contacted Bluehost(my datacenter) and Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable’s tier 3 support said they do not throttle but had no idea why my issues were happening.
More information on this at my thread on reddit.
I designed and 3d printed a mount for my Galaxy S3. Works great! Helps me ride around town a lot easier, play ingress, and be a Stravasshole.
I designed this in SolidWorks by subtracting a virtual Galaxy S3 from my design. It would be fairly easy to change it to any other phone.
Instructions on how to download and make your own is on my Thingiverse page.
I finished my first prototype of a shield for the Arduino and I think it looks sweet.
Click here for more information.
So here is the story of why I’m going to Japan. I entered a Google Developer Day contest back in July. They had 8 different locations around the world, and hundreds of entries. Somehow, I scored perfect on their round 1 questionnaire, then a week later, they accepted my entry for an idea I proposed using the Android and their new Arduino ADK. The idea is a wait time system using clipboards and RFIDs, I’m calling it www.escapethewait.com… more on that after I present it in Tokyo. Google sent me an Arduino ADK and are giving me a booth at the conference.
Here is my name as a finalist- Google ADK Finalist
I have a 5 minute presentation after the ADK talk, as well as a booth to show off the idea.
GDD Agenda Tokyo
To say the least, I am thrilled for the opportunity and a little nervous.
Wish me luck! I’ll be back November 8th.
I’m getting ready to leave for Japan tomorrow for the Google Developer Day I am presenting at. Should be some great fun!
I’ll keep this site updated with pictures and how things went.