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How to be Evil and Do Just Fine in the 21st Century

Being professionally evil used to be easier. In Al Capone's time, you could hide your evil deeds in places without snitches and live public life as a respected American patriot. Found a traitor who would give it away? Just threaten and maybe kill them. And if law enforcement got to too close to your secrets,…

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…