George McKinney Adventures in Software Development

September 26, 2020

Follow Linket

Filed under: Mobile — georgemck @ 9:26 am

Linket Cat

 

 

[ Jill Gamer ]

Your Guest can play at https://enteractv.com/test/tictactoe/?linket=[
Jill Gamer ]

September 12, 2020

Updating AWS CLI on Linux from Version 1 to Version 2

Filed under: Amazon — georgemck @ 3:32 am

Amazon Linux 1 and 2 AMI used for EC2 have AWS CLI pre-installed but if it is version 1 and you want to update to version 2, do this.

 

Step 1. First check which version you have currently installed:

aws –version

will output something like this:

aws-cli/1.14.39 Python/3.7.3 Linux/4.14.193-113.317.amzn1.x86_64 exe/x86_64.amzn.2018

 

Step 2. Optionally, you can review its configuration with:

aws configure

output:

AWS Access Key ID [****************AU4L]:
AWS Secret Access Key [****************cFa+]:
Default region name [us-east-1]:
Default output format [json]:

 

Step 3. Uninstalling depends on which version of Python you have associated with AWS CLI. Check the AWS version previously displayed to be sure. Here is a link to the documentation https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/install-linux-al2017.html

For Python 2, the command is:

pip uninstall awscli

For Python 3, the command is:

pip3 uninstall awscli

 

Step 4. Installing version 2 according to: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/install-cliv2-linux.html

   curl “https://awscli.amazonaws.com/awscli-exe-linux-x86_64.zip” -o “awscliv2.zip”
   unzip awscliv2.zip
   sudo ./aws/install

 

Step 5. Upon installation of the version 2, it will probably not be in the same place the operating system is expecting and it will be necessary to update the path according to the output of Step 4.

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/aws

 

Now check the version

aws –version

output:

aws-cli/2.0.48 Python/3.7.3 Linux/4.14.193-113.317.amzn1.x86_64 exe/x86_64.amzn.2018

 

Step 6. Optionally, rerun the configure option in order to make sure everything is still there and you will be good to go.

   aws configure

output:

AWS Access Key ID [****************AU4L]:
AWS Secret Access Key [****************cFa+]:
Default region name [us-east-1]:
Default output format [json]:

 

This shows how straightforward updating this valuable tool can be. As one of the three ways of managing Amazon Web Services resources (AWS Console, AWS SDKs and AWS CLI), you will be ready for the task at hand.

September 8, 2020

Using Chrome as a Local Web Server

Filed under: Chrome Browser — georgemck @ 2:52 am

Nifty trick from https://medium.com/@jmatix/using-chrome-as-a-local-web-server-af04baffd581

Chrome version 65+ can double as a local static web server

 

 

<html>
    <head>
       <style></style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>This is MyWeb.com</h1>
    </body>
</html>

August 16, 2020

Western Union and Bitcoin

Filed under: Bitcoin,Blockchain,Western Union — georgemck @ 2:15 pm

Wiley Post’s Mother Sent a Telegram Worth More Than Money

 

Cryptocurrency counter argument
BY CECILIA HENDRIX
DECEMBER 5, 2018
https://www.westernunion.com/blog/blockchain/
“..it wouldn’t be a big reach for WU to add a cryptocurrency to its customer options right now because we’ve already been transferring money digitally for two decades.”
“…cryptocurrencies have so far failed to achieve broad acceptance because they have yet to master three things: governance, compliance and volatility.”

Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency? Interview with David Thompson
BY STEFAN ZECHNER
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
https://www.westernunion.com/blog/what-is-cryptocurrency-interview/
“If you think about a society that wants to completely adopt cryptocurrency for its entire ecosystem—you could take a small country, controlled maybe by a central bank with a set price and a set exchange rate—there could be a real use for cryptocurrency because it would reduce the cost of printing, distribution, security, and many things.”

July 31, 2020

Dolby Atmos

Filed under: Dolby — georgemck @ 4:21 pm

Try simulated Dolby Atmos online
https://www.dolby.com/atmos-visualizer-movies/

Microsoft Dolby Access app
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/dolby-access/9n0866fs04w8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Dolby Atmos for Headphones
https://developer.dolby.com/blog/dolby-atmos-for-headphones/

Samsung Phones support Dolby Atmos
S9, S9+, Note9, Note 10 and Galaxy S10/S20
https://www.samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00080318/

Amazon Fire HD Tablets support Dolby Atmos
https://developer.amazon.com/apps-and-games/fire-tablets
https://www.dolby.com/experience/amazon-music-hd/
https://www.whathifi.com/us/news/dolby-atmos-music-arrives-on-amazon-music-hd
https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B08BRZW1QR

Remember when Macromedia Flash was the way to experience music and video on the Internet? With Dolby Atmos, you can now get immersive 360 spatial audio like at a movie theatre, but the manufacturer has to put it in your device speakers and sound bars (with Dolby Atmos label), streaming devices (Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV 4K, Samsung Galaxy S10 or S20) or you can buy software for $15 from Microsoft store that converts stereo for you.

Dolby On Recording App
https://youtu.be/LTd12GKF1cs
https://www.dolby.com/apps/dolby-on/

June 28, 2020

XReality Meetup Presentation on Creating and Sharing XR Experiences

Interactive Presentation with Videos on Google Slides



https://3dvu.co/xreality

Github Repo
https://github.com/georgemck/xreality

https://www.meetup.com/XReality-AR-VR-MR-and-Beyond/events/270672383/

WordPress in VR

Filed under: 360,Virtual Reality — georgemck @ 1:21 am

WP-VR-view How to add Photo Sphere and 360 Video


(this app needs an update)
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-vr-view/

WP VR

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpvr/
Freemium

Social VR

Filed under: Uncategorized — georgemck @ 12:29 am

Social VR
Group follow
One on One
Conference

June 23, 2020

Amazon Alexa Gaming

Filed under: Alexa,Amazon — georgemck @ 1:47 am

https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/de130c67-0703-4480-a2b3-c9f2977a7dd6/how-to-build-an-alexa-game-skill-from-scratch

AWS for WordPress

Filed under: Amazon — georgemck @ 1:40 am

AWS for WordPress
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/02/19/how-to-bring-your-wordpress-blog-posts-to-alexa-as-audio/

Create audio versions of your posts, translate them into other languages, and create podcasts. Integrate with Amazon Alexa to listen to your posts on Alexa-enabled devices. Use Amazon CloudFront to accelerate your website and provide a faster, more reliable viewing experience.

CONFIGURATION
For configuration instructions, see the documentation at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/WordPressPlugIn.html.

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