Citizen First-Responders… There’s an App For That

This is incredible.San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District in California is launching an iPhone app that will dispatch trained citizens to help others in cardiac emergencies. Faster response. Greater likelihood of success.Read the whole article over at O'Reilly.In all seriousness, ignore, for the time being, any potential legal issues that may exist.If this type of… Continue reading Citizen First-Responders… There’s an App For That

Fibonacci

Not elegant, but effective:#!/bin/bashn1=0n2=1c=1while [ 0==0 ]do  s=`echo "$n1+$n2" | bc`  count=`echo "$c+1" | bc`  echo -e "$c\t$s"  n1=$n2  n2=$sdoneThrew it together to demonstrate to Boy Wonder how to devise the sequence. Actually, this is the one I started with in pseudocode on the side of the refrigerator then it morphed into the one above to make it work in… Continue reading Fibonacci

And Now, For Something Completely Different…

I love technology. Click through for more awesome quadrotor video from the U. Penn GRASP lab:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W18Z3UnnS_0Yes, quite cool. Here are a few ideas:More quadrotors!Adjust the flight pattern to combine rotation and all three directions of travel in one or two combined movements instead of many separate movements. This one might be a bit tricker to… Continue reading And Now, For Something Completely Different…