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Automated Testing for the Indie Web?

(This post is mostly for Indie Web geeks. Feel free to ignore) The problem We spend too much time debugging why things didn't work as expected Not so much Gen 1 people running their own, custom-developed software, but later-gen people who try to, say, make Wordpress work with a previously unseen combination of plugins and…

Reverse-engineering the ESPRESSObin’s GPIO pins

The ESPRESSObin is a nice single-board computer with, unusually, 3 Ethernet ports and a SATA port. We have some plans for it (which I'll talk about later) and which necessitated interacting with its GPIO pins. But unfortunately, Globalscale's documentation seems at odds with what the board actually does. So here are the results of some…

What’s interesting about Lunera’s smart lamp #IoT platform

As some of you know, I had been on contract as the senior systems architect for a company called Lunera from last year until this summer. Today they finally announced the vision and product that I helped create, starting with the very first git checkin of the code running on the lamps! We'll see how…

Scripting the colorful LEDs in my office

Finally, Wireshark to the rescue, I got my LimitlessLED home office RGB LEDs scripted. In plain English: I can now send commands from a computer to my lights via WiFi and their base station, and they will turn on or off or red or blue or bright-white or "party" or whatever. While I previously could…