Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 Cluster

A very professional install (and video) of a Raspberry Pi cluster...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Die Hard Reloaded

La Plus Ca Change

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Sorry, I would post more, but I got a new keyboard and it has really slowed me down.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Peak PC

I'm a dinosaur... I use a PC (or two or three) everyday: Peak PC.

Friday, July 8, 2016

SSID Ideas

Via @amyengineer

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Honeywell Thermostat and Amazon Echo

I can adjust my thermostat from the app on my phone - which is nice, but the real advantage is being able to build the schedule without having to wade through the menus on the limited physical interface of the thermostat itself.

So, I'm not sure how much I would use the integration with the Amazon Echo, but it's cool to see it is an option:
"Amazon Echo can now control your Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Thermostat. Use Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, to set the perfect temperature in your home by voice command. Simply say "Alexa, set my temperature to 72 degrees" and enjoy your home's comfort without having to lift a finger."
Also, you can get a cheap refurbished Amazon Echo today from Woot.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ping "emoji"

I'm so short-sighted... I never thought about emojis for server names.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


"Amazon doesn't need to make money on the Echo itself, as long as it drives more commerce to its retail business. Same with Google: as long as the Chromecast gets more people to watch YouTube videos and download more stuff from Google Play, they don't have to make money from the gadget itself." 
"This trend isn't going to kill off the smartphone, or the PC, or the tablet. But it means lower-cost gadgetry that lasts a lot longer. We're only seeing the early stages of this shift now, but it has a lot of potential to shake up how we think about and how we buy our devices."

Saturday, June 4, 2016

No More Headphones?

Great, but I want this solved for when I'm running...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Count to 1023 on Your Fingers

Via @kfalconspb

Thursday, March 31, 2016

World Backup Day


Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tech Fatigue

People are getting tried of keeping up with all the changes or maybe most things are good enough.

In the last year, I went from an old 42 inch HDTV LCD to a new, thin Vizio 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. I upgraded to an iPhone 6. I've had an old iPad Mini for years that I rarely use. I don't have a smart watch. I've had my Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats for a while. I'm not really interested in a drone.
I might upgrade my Garmin GPS running watch or add a fitness band. I geek out over the data, so I'd like to have the heart rate and sleep information that something like the Garmin Vivosmart HR would provide.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Smart Mirror

This project looks like way too much work and buying a monitor for it makes it expensive, too - but I like the idea of a Smart Mirror.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Color Laser Printer

I don't print a lot, but I've been very happy with my Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer (Wireless and Wired) that I got for less than $100. It looks like they aren't making it anymore, but others recommend the Samsung SL-M2825DW/XAC Wireless Monochrome Printer. It was also around $100, but is about $150 now.

Which means when I'm in the market for a new laser printer, I will be able to consider something like the Xerox Phaser 6022/NI Wireless Color Photo Printer for around $150.

Toner cost will be an issue, but for as little as I print, it won't be a huge factor for me.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Library Internet Access

I'd like to check-out the internet, please. Libraries are going beyond providing internet access at their buildings by loaning hot-spots.