Geeky Stuff

Posted by | September 11, 2022
Adding a PiHole Docker Container Container

If you're like me and you hate being spammed with advertisements in your browser than something like PiHole is for you.  If you've ever heard the commercials for DuckDuckGo you...

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Posted by | February 13, 2021
Now Friends: Power Automate and SmartThings

One of my favorite things to do is mix my work life with my personal life.  In the past I've connected my pool with Alexa or running my sump pump...

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Posted by | January 8, 2021
Inspiration Came! Building “That” App

1/28/2021 Status Prod, Staging, Dev and Test Environment Setup:  COMPLETE Automated build and deploy from github:  COMPLETE Backend Mongoose CRUID operations built with automated Mocha testing:  COMPLETE UI:  In progress. ...

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Posted by | December 28, 2020
Throwing Technology at the Sump Pump

So I have a problem at my house:  the float on the sump pump no longer works.  This means that as soon as the pump emptied the sump and the...

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Posted by | July 7, 2020
Writing to DynamoDb via API (in progress)

Just getting rolling on this one. Reference the "How to Read from a DynamoDb" (here) to see how my table is set up.  Create a new API Create a Lambda...

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Posted by | June 14, 2020
Reading from an an AWS Dynamo Db via API

This is a fun little side project that I've wanted to do for a while.  As discussed in my article on how to ask Alex for the pool temperature (here)...

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Posted by | April 28, 2020
Project: Angular Front-End (with demo)

Click here to jump to the project description. Git: 6/12/2020 The demo is working here!  The data pulled back my movie and tv show watch history from in...

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Posted by | April 27, 2020
Angular Weather App (with demo)

Update:   I made a demo of the Personal Weather Station page here.   Git: (same code base as the Media Watched app).  As mentioned in other posts I am always...

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Posted by | April 16, 2020
Alexa, What’s the Pool Temperature?

This is one of my favorite projects because it just seems so.... unnecessary.  But cool!  And cool counts for something around here. It seems that today there is a gadget...

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Posted by | April 15, 2020
Linking Smartthings Device Handlers with Github

A Smartthings device handler is a customer handler that allows you to extend the capabilities of a smartthome device beyond what you get out of a box. For example, I...

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