Debugging unresponsive Ruby Applications with gdb
Jun 22, 2018
Every once in a while, I encounter random freezing/hanging when developing Ruby applications and often find myself having to Google to find the correct gdb commands to use to debug these sorts of issues. To make life easier for myself (and hopefully for others out there), I’ve decided to document them here for future reference. I will (hopefully!) add to this page as I come across new strategies for debugging these sorts of issues.
Building affordable Self-service Kiosks with Raspberry Pi
Jun 19, 2018
Recently, I was tasked with designing and setting up a simple, cost-effective, touchscreen-based self-service Kiosk which users can intuitively use to navigate a predefined website (and nothing else).
After spending some time researching the options (and realising just how expensive commercial touchscreens are!), I settled on the Dell P2418HT 24” touchscreen monitor and a Raspberry Pi. At a total cost of under $600 per Kiosk, it was a bargain when compared to the other options I’d come across ($1,200+ for the display alone)!