Category Archives: New Toys

Rebuilding An Old Server

I finally got the parts to rebuild a server that is core to my network. Actually I need to do a few more pieces to get it in a state that is good. Tomorrow will so what it takes to … Continue reading

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Another BLE Power Test

Tried another time test to see how long the Pi would stay up This time it was a small small one 2200 mah It lasted 8 1/2 hours, but then I realized a process was not running so it probably … Continue reading

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Dog on the Mend

Official day 1 of our dogs recovery process. He will be crated for about 2 to 3 weeks. Hopefully like a Christmas gift, he will be out on the 25th. Can’t believe it is almost the end of the year, … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Kind of Up

We got our lights up and they can be turned on and off via ESP8266 with a 433Mhz transmitter. Also when it is on we can control some of the lights via bluetooth. Will try to see if I can … Continue reading

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New BLE iTags labeled

Got my new BLE tags logged, it does look good though. I would like to get more in to BLE. I convinced my wife to get some Christmas lights controlled by bluetooth. This is cool.

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Good Bye Old Stove, Hello New One

Our stove came in today. Our old one was long in the tooth, way before I started blogging, I think it is older than my youngest kid. Served us well for over a decade. We got a new LG stove, … Continue reading

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New Home Monitoring Server

I decided to take advantage of the Black Friday deals early and found a replacement for my home monitoring server. Not a laptop, but a Small Form Factor PC. It is the HP 260-P026 based on a I3 processor. It … Continue reading

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Our Honda CRV

Liking the car We got the car yesterday and took possesion late at night, too dark for any picutures. Here it is today. Purchased some accessories, like USB cables, a cover, but the most pricey was the floor mats. They … Continue reading

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Processing iTag Data

Data collection totally works, and in a manner I like. Each device writes to a file with a power and time stamp. Now I need to graph the results are at least parse the info some how to show when … Continue reading

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Amazing Seahawks Football Game

Wow, this is the first time a saw a Seahawks game go all the way down to the Overtime wire. Five periods of football, and the Seahawks winning fieldgoal in OT came as time expired. I had a headache prior … Continue reading

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