I built a Raspberry Pi based thermostat to control the HVAC unit in my home as well as a window A/C unit in my office. And it's all controllable via Siri.
I awake most days with the weight of an awareness on my shoulders; I must to attempt to evade my own kind of Langolier.
On discovering and learning to live with premature ventricular contraction.
I'm still playing catchup, but even after less than 10 episodes in I'm finding that it has firmly drawn my attention to words, explaining how various words came into English, and why even words with similar meanings sounds so different from one another...
As with everything else around my house, I like to build software that customizes my view into my home (or in this case, outside my home). To that end I've build an app I call *Argos* that lets me monitor all sorts of sensors on my property.
We recently hosted a backyard party, and we wanted some high top tables for people to be able to mingle around. We looked around online but nothing was as simple as we wanted (we were going to cover them with table clothes so they didn't need to be fancy), and the ones we were able to find at all were pricier than we wanted. So, we did what you do when you want something to exactly match your vision: we built them.
This article is from early 2012 and most of the information is now outdated. For an up-to-date look at this issue checkout the updated article I wrote for Sermons.io.
I really like a good map. A GPS + Laptop is great, but nothing works like a piece of paper when the batteries go dead or your laptop falls into the lake. Unfortunately, finding high quality topo maps for free is a chore.
(And how yours could too)
I was working on some code to process some GPS track logs and I wanted to be able to accurately calculate the distance between 2 points in the log.
The iPod Suffle is a really cool piece of hardware. One of the drawbacks, however, is that it has an internal battery that is recharged via USB power when it is plugged into your computer.