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    Getting started with Nodemcu in Arduino IDE

    On this blog I will introduce and demonstrate how to use NodeMCU in Arduino IDE What is NodeMCU or ESP8266 ? The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and MCU (Micro Controller Unit) capability produced by Espressif Systems. Whereas NodeMCU is an open source firmware and development... [Read More]

    Sublime Text useful python snippets

    For the past few months, I have been trying to move from using Geany to using Sublime Text as my primary text editor. I find myself repeating some repetitive operations dozen times a day when coding in python, such as import IPython;IPython.embed() and etc. So here are some of my... [Read More]

    System V init script(start-stop-daemon)

    I've been looking for efficient ways to start at boot my NodeJS dependent applications, with inspiration from https://gist.github.com/alobato/1968852, I modified it to my own needs. Link might interest you as well: http://big-elephants.com/2013-01/writing-your-own-init-scripts/ https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-write-sys-v-init-script-to-start-stop-service.html Copy template to /etc/init.d and rename it to something meaningful. Then edit the script and enter that name... [Read More]

    Installing latest Node.js on Raspberry Pi B+

    So, I've been battling with updating my node.js via apt-get, for some apparent reason seems like they've discontinued updates or maybe I've been doing it wrong all along - who knows. But I found a way to bypass apt-get and go back to the basics. Note: This assumes that the... [Read More]

    Bachelor's project demo

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_VWrf_GRsBxr38XZuRrFHBBI3EpLQJ29 So after completing my diploma, and it becoming redundant in the working industry. I had to set my eyes on a Bachelor's degree. Trust me it was not easy, in the sense of being a part-time student, full-time employee, a father, a fiance and being stuck on some island... [Read More]

    Ubuntu media server WakeOnLan

    I have always been conservative when it comes to saving electricity in my household not because I want to but because 1 kWh costs me R1.87, hence I had to think of a better solution rather than running my server 24 hours per day with an average load wattage of 532W, if... [Read More]

    Move files by date into different directory using CLI

    A while back I was unfortunate in such a way that my HDD that I primarily use as photo archive started having mechanical issues, and before It died on my arms I had the opportunity to backup most of my pictures, however most of them were truncated and had to... [Read More]
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