2015-08-31 23:54:31 +0000

Getting my AVR Dragon to talk to the Arduino IDE on OSX

I added the following to /Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Java/hardware/arduino/avr/programmers.txt and restarted the Arduino IDE and magically, this seemed to work for me.


2015-08-29 14:25:05 +0000

AVR Dragon and OSX (trying it out again)

I’ve been inspired by my 4yo son to get back into some electronics for a spooky Halloween display we’re planning on setting up this year. Who am I kidding, my son has nothing to do with it. Anyway, I want to make a few cheap, but hopefully terrifying, effects for the yard and inside.


2015-06-14 10:02:14 +0000

Controlling Vera home automation Z-Wave controller with Amazon Echo by running an emulator on a Raspberry Pi

This is all made possible by a nifty little Java app written by armzilla. Here’s a quick explanation of the setup:


2015-06-14 09:49:14 +0000

Starting somthing on Raspberry Pi boot...

This seems to be the easiest way to start something up on bootup of Rasperian…


2015-03-20 17:51:40 +0000

Tooling for a new project - choices, choices, choices...

Here’s the front-end development stack that I’m leaning towards for a new build that I’m contemplating (at this specific momement):


2015-03-18 16:09:23 +0000

Managing Jekyll with rake

Since jekyll is a ruby tool, I’m using rake to manage it. Here’s my Rakefile


2015-03-18 14:37:45 +0000

Trying out a bash Jekyll creation script

This seems to work- it opens up the markdown file in vi (which I suppose is what my bash editor is set to) so that will take some getting used to - or I could cheat and not learn vi - which I’ve been putting off for about 20 years now.


2015-03-16 14:38:08 +0000

Moving to Jekyll

Moving this site over to Jekyll


2015-02-03 00:00:00 +0000

Clever floating point rounding in JavaScript

This is clever


2015-02-02 00:00:00 +0000

npm: One tool to rule them all...

After trying to sort out what a toolset should be for standard JS / HTML / possibly Node development, I’m narrowing on just using npm. Here’s the reference material that got me to this place: