When you sleep for 8 hours but wish you could sleep for 80 more. 🛌
Tony Kirby: It takes courage. You know everybody’s afraid to live.You Can’t Take It With You – 1938
Alice Sycamore: You ought to hear Grandpa on that subject. You know he says most people nowadays are run by fear. Fear of what they eat, fear of what they drink, fear of their jobs, their future, fear of their health. They’re scared to save money, and they’re scared to spend it. You know what his pet aversion is? The people who commercialize on fear, you know they scare you to death so they can sell you something you don’t need.
Reviving my website (again) – but this time it’s different.
- After watching SOTW, I realized how much I miss WordPress (I fix WordPress sites all day for a living, but forgot about using it for myself)
- I need a creative platform (that isn’t closed wall popular social media, that stuffs poison) to document what I create, and to also push me to be more creative
- Blogging is a healthy hobby, healthy hobbies are good hobbies
- I’m doing this for me, posting whatever I currently find interesting or whatevers stuck in my head, no one topic and no genre’s trageting one group/type of audience
- I stumbled on the concept of micro blogging, and think it’s pretty cool direction for this site
Convert Alfred snippets (.json) to Espanso matches (.yaml) »
Moving to Linux this month (Pop_OS to be specific), the biggest change was leaving Alfred behind. While almost every other tool or app had a nearly exact replacement, I could not find any launchers on Linux that had the huge number of power user features Alfred has. However, I found lots of amazing small apps … continue reading »
Customizing My iPad Magic Keyboard Case w/ the WordPress Logo »
The over priced magic keyboard case is great in nearly every way. It’s a solid protective case, easy to take the iPad off of, always around the iPad for the times I do need to type, great keyboard to dock on.. it’s all the things. Except I find it hard to open. I fumble 9/10 … continue reading »
Building a Sleep Training Light with ESP8266, ESPHome, & Home Assistant »
My kids, specifically the eldest, loves to wake up before 7. My wife and I, do not like to wake up before 7. My kids can’t read the time yet or understand why every month the sun seems gets up at a different time. Our solution to help stop this was a sleep training clock: … continue reading »
Spotifys 2020 recap was kind of cool. I think this means I am, or almost am, their biggest fan?
That’s 229 hours. Harakiri for the Sky.
Text The Days Calendar Events with Apple Shortcuts »
My day is filled with adhoc and irregular meetings times that aren’t predictable. To coordinate my work life with my wife and family, I setup a Apple Shortcut automation that runs on it’s own every morning, grabbing my Google Calendar events for the day and texting/iMessage’ing the times. To accomplish this, I Created the shortcut: … continue reading »
Create Custom IR remote w/ Home Assistant & ESPHome »
I had several nagging reasons to create a single universal remote that was controllable from an app on our phones: I was looking for a cool Home Assistant project, plus a project to use up some of the extra ESP8266’s I had We had way too many IR remotes in our living room We only … continue reading »
ESP8266 NodeMCU LED Busy Server »
I built a Slack status light because it looked awesome and simple, and at that time I knew nothing about DIY electronics. As I learned more, I outlined how to build a cheaper one on a Raspberry Pi. Then my friend then informed me that you can do it even cheaper with an ESP32 NodeMCU … continue reading »
Learning To Count To 5 With a Raspberry Pi »
Prototyping a small counting game – pressing a button to count up to 5 with LEDs and on an OLED screen – then celebrating once reached. My daughter loves to help me build simple circuits, turning LED lights on and off on a breadboard. Not yet grasping her 1-2-3’s or A-B-C’s, I thought building a … continue reading »