September 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

nodejs, websockets, and controlling your railroad

We've been having great fun building a multi-client web-based control system for Silicon Valley Lines. Hacking with nodejs is quite fun, and is reminiscent of my days writing my first programs in BASIC. Using a dynamic language to build prototypes lets us move quickly to and stay focused on building a solution.  Still not sure I'd use this for my "real job", but it is fun to play with.

April 5, 2012

Getting Started in N Scale

A really neat snapshot of what is now possible to do in N Scale.