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Latest Posts

  • Tunneling Plugwise Smile P1 Stats to Grafana
    Hi! It’s been a while. I’m going to (re)start sharing solutions to problems that I’m building things for. Expect posts mostly around coding and IoT. Starting with this post; a quick tutorial on how to get power statistics from a Plugwise Smile P1 gateway to Grafana, using Telegraf. I’ve got solar panels with Enphase inverters […]
  • Azure DevOps – Post-job Installing Apple Certificate failing
    For backwards compatibility purposes, I like to keep my continuous integration and deployment workers on the lowest version available. For macOS, this was 10.15 up until recently when Microsoft (rightfully) retired it and made macOS 11 the lowest version available. Here’s the reason for this post: there’s a change in the exit code behavior of […]
  • AdminPatron: The AI Assistant I wish I had years ago
    The amount of time I’ve spent googling commands, configuration templates, or steps to configure something is wild. As an infrastructure engineer, I have tons of cheat sheets for networking, security, PowerShell, Kubernetes, and more. Sometimes I forget what’s on these cheat sheets and resort to Google again. This is why I built AdminPatron. Introducing AdminPatron […]
  • Using Tailscale for Home Lab VPN Connectivity
    I’m always looking to simplify connectivity between my networks’ different connections. With a home lab, colocated servers, and a few clouds that host projects, it’s a web.  This was all connected with VPNs in the past, but everyone hates VPNs.  I moved to SD-WAN when VMware acquired VeloCloud, and I had the fortune to get […]
  • Slack Notifications for Incoming Chatwoot Messages
    I recently discovered Chatwoot, an open-source customer engagement platform that lets you manage conversations with customers via a website widget, email, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Before finding Chatwoot, I was using Reamaze – a similar service that adds a knowledge base and offers the same omnichannel chat service. I’ve not been too happy with the […]
  • Raspberry Pi + ePaper Display + SurePet Flap
    One of the reasons I got a SurePet SureFlap, was to be able to tell whether or not the cat is in the house. Another reason is to lock the flap remotely, but more on that later. I’ve also always wanted to play with an ePaper display. ePaper (or eInk) displays are awesome because they […]
  • Switching Tracks – Saying Goodbye to VMware
    After almost 6 years with VMware (1 month short!), it’s with a bittersweet feeling that I’m saying goodbye to my extended family this week. It’s been said before and I’ll say it again: the connections and friends I made at VMware, will last a lifetime. VMware I was first drawn to VMware by NSX. When […]
  • Introducing MuteDeck for Zoom (and..)
    After months of hard work and incorporating tons of feedback, I’m very happy to introduce the future of the Stream Deck plugin for Zoom; MuteDeck.  As you might know, the Stream Deck plugin for Zoom is an easy way to control a Zoom meeting via the Stream Deck. Knowing whether you’re on mute and being […]

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