Scheduling lights with Phillips Hue revisited

When i last looked into automating the light control, i was using IFTTT, and decided to write my own implementation because IFTTT was not very precise, and rather limited for the finegrained control i wanted. A year has passed, and there's a new version of the Phillips Hue Bridge which supports Apple HomeKit, and has a new version of the Hue API, which supports things like sunrise/sunset triggers. My [Read More]

Editorial to Hugo workflow

In my previous post i described my new blog setup with Hugo, and mentioned that i loved the Editorial App for iOS for writing on the go. One of the reasons i'm in love with Editorial is the workflows, which combines a simple workflow engine (like Automator for Mac), with the powerfull scripting capabilities of Python. Editorial encourages it's users to create new workflows, and share them on the Workflow [Read More]

There and back again

A tale of switching blogging platforms Preface I started this blog when i got a "free" Raspberry Pi hosted by the nice people at PCExtreme. Originally this blog was using Octopress because of the limited power provided by the Raspberry Pi and while it was never meant to be a high volume blog, i felt that static pages were the least CPU intensive. As time went by, i [Read More]

Playing Around with Go

I've previously described my temperature monitoring solution, written in Python, and I've also described my various attempts at optimizing this solution, using NodeRED and Apache Camel, but all of these attempts have been focused on the server side, while the client has been mostly left to itself. The client runs on an old Raspberry Pi B+, with a total of 256MB RAM. The RPi also runs a surveillance camera, via [Read More]

Monitoring temperatures with Apache Camel

Intro I've been trying out various technologies for my temperature monitoring project, but all of them have been more or less unstable. The python solution is by far the most robust, but can lose connection to the MQTT broker, and stubbornly refuse to reconnect by itself. The Node-RED solution is, while fast to write, notoriously unstable regarding MQTT connections. Connections sit "idle" showing a connected state, while in [Read More]