I often need to temporary create a file or folder when I am working on my computer. Often I forget to delete this work when I have finished using it. Last Century I devised a method to eliminate this clutter. It has saved me having to review thousands of useless files. This file or folder […]
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I watched a YouTube about copying App screens this week and I felt I could do myself a favor by knocking up a Windows App to achieve the same thing in a GUI interface. I didn’t realise how much I had forgotten about Delphi RAD Studio. The utility seems to work and is offered here […]
Last week I found a brilliant YouTube from Dabble Lab that explains how to use the CLI and how to get some Alexa templates to get started with your own skills development on Amazon. I have been battling with both the CLI and the IAM site for several months now. Today I have “User: arn:aws:iam::123456789123:user/debugUser […]
I often follow enlightening code install pages only to find that perfectly good instructions have since been corroded: by time, removed URLs, version updates etc. I have spent many DAYS following such installations only to get to a “Gotcha” halt point.
Wow I just installed Let’s Encrypt from my cPanel and magic! My site is HTTPS now. Three cheers for Open Source and it’s millions of programmers. I also contribute as a grain of sand to the Open Source beach from time to time. Now… if only I can do it for my Raspberry Pi mosquito […]
Amazon Alexa Dot What a wonderful device I purchased a couple of years ago, an Amazon Dot. But like a lot of women she can be quite frustrating to interface with! Veranda Control I recently purchased and erected a louvre roof from China which includes two controlled louvre areas and three curtains. All these are […]
I knocked up this quick & dirty solution just before leaving my cat for a weekend away. Ashly (cat) is quite happy with us going away for a few days AFAIK but is now geriatric and on thyroid medication so I decided to address this. I needed a wooden box with a lid I could […]
My wife recently bought a Colloidal Silver Generator from Health House here in NZ. It is simple to use but requires some attention. We make 1 litre a time in a “quart” preserving jar. Basically our brew needs a get-going period followed by several electrode reversals. The electrodes are wiped clean with a paper towel between cycles. […]
I am working on smart home projects for my house using ESP8266, nRF24L01, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc.! So far I have a working MQTT server and an ESP-01 attached to my panfan which gives me local weather stats and will start background audio/music/sea-sounds in adjacent rooms to eliminate embarrassment of the current bathroom user. I have […]