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  • Easy HTTPS with Cloudflare

    HTTPS everywhere! This is the trend of late, and for good reason. Phishing, connection snooping, man-in-the-middle attacks and hacking in general is pervasive today and security on the web is more important than ever. Read More

  • My Phone Setup with Project Fi

    I love non-standard cell service setups. Actually, I probably annoy my family and friends because I am constantly trying different things, talking about it, and sometimes asking them to bear with me during a transition time when they can’t get ahold of me. Read More

  • Opening Garage Doors with a Raspberry Pi

    About 5 years ago, I wrote about a solution I had for controlling my garage doors from my phone. It was a fun project and generally has been working well. However, the triggering mechanism relies upon X10 through my Honeywell Vista 20-P alarm panel and is therefore not very transferable to others wanting to do a similar project. When friends ask about it and the possibility of doin... Read More

  • Ansible Provisioning for my Raspberry Pi

    A few years back, I bought a Pogoplug and got Arch Linux ARM running on it. It was a lot of fun to work on and I eventually got it configured as a Samba file server, DLNA media server, and running my vistaicm-server project to control my Honeywell Alarm System. It was suprisingly stable and I learned to love Arch Linux while fiddling w... Read More

  • Alexa Skill Presentation

    About a year ago I started attending the Node.js Houston (@nodejshouston) Meetup to meet some other JavaScript developers here in Houston and to, of course, learn more about Node.js and JavaScript. It’s a great meetup with a good amount of participation and solid presentations. Awhile back Alan, one of the organizers of the group asked if ther... Read More

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