Domoticz vs sensors

Summary of my experience of adding sensors, and switches to Domoticz through MQTT, and RFLink.

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GPS tracking without a server

My pipeline of tracking where I’ve been using and Android phone, Backitude, python, and cron

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The three Facebooks

Facebook offers three different interfaces one can reach it at: desktop, mobile, and basic. One of them is a hellhole of torrential bloat.

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Lessons of running a (semi) static, Indieweb-friendly site for 2 years

It’s not possible to run fully static sites with dynamic features, such as webmention handling - you can get close to it, but you do need to embrace external services.

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Do websites want to force us to use Reader Mode?

The great unreadability of 2018 made Text secondary to Hyper in Hypertext Markup Language. Do publishers really want us to keep reading everything in the Reader Mode of the browsers?

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Using I²C sensors on a linux via a USB and IIO

A short story of getting a tiny, cheap USB I²C adapter for a home server, learning about the Industrial I/O linux subsystem, and connecting it to collectd.

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Stream of Cascada de Los Colores

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

On the Canary Island La Palma, unexpectedly, there is a lot of water. Some of this water ends up in the Cascada de Los Colores, a small waterfall of red, yellow, and green streams. Soon the stream becomes mostly red, stays like that for a while, slowly turns into yellow, as other, clear water connects to it, and in the end, it fades into ordinary water.

La Caldera de Taburiente

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/5.0
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

The very top of La Palma is the Roque de los Muchachos with it’s 2426m height. On cloudy days, this is the view - that pointy thing in the distance is the Teide on Tenerife, way above the clouds, with it’s 3718m.

Stargazers

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
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f/
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sec
Focal length (as set)
Sensitivity
ISO
Lens

The Roque de los Muchachos host a significant amount and rather important astronomy telescopes. Unfortunately visitors are not allowed up here during the night because even that tiny ligth pollution could distort measurements, but it’s certainly a unique view, even during daytime.

La Caldera de Taburiente panorama

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
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f/
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sec
Focal length (as set)
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ISO
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A panorama from Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma at 2426m.

Engawa of the dojo building at Dojo Stara Wieś

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
K or M Lens

This is the ourdoor veranda, the engawa of the dojo building itself at Dojo Stara Wieś1. The building hosts three beautiful areas to practice martial arts in a place, which resembles their origin quite well.


  1. http://www.dojostarawies.com/en.html

Dawn at Dojo Stara Wieś

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/80 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 100
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

I had the chance from Pakua UK1 to spend a weekend at Dojo Stara Wieś2 in Poland. Unexpected as it is, the Dojo is a small village, built for Japanese martial arts, in Japanese architectural style.

While it’s not the complete fairytale Japan one might expect, in the end, the only thing one could wish for is a small forest of giant bamboo, because everything else is tranquility here. The ponds were full of huge frogs and lovely newts, the air was filled with loud and happy birds - it’s a lovely place.

I took the picture not that early, sometimes just after sunrise.


  1. https://www.pakuauk.com/

  2. http://www.dojostarawies.com/en.html

Guide on how to make your website printable with CSS

CSS snippets to consider when you want to provide a printable version of your blog

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The internet that took over the Internet

If you look deep enough, beneath mountains of attention hoarding, illusion photography, trending trends, you’ll find the old Internet, the one with content, knowledge, individuality, but you need to look hard. Can it be saved?

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We are living in instant messenger hell

I had to install WhatsApp, because some friends are refusing to communicate in any other way, which made me realise how tired and disillusioned I am when I have to face yet another instant messenger network - at least, with some work, Pidgin can still connect to more or less everything and anything.

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How to install microG an odexed stock android ROM

The method of replacing Google Services Framework with microG suite on the stock, Android Marshmallow ROM of a Nomu S10

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Hol vasmű állott, most kőhalom

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/100 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 3200
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

Just another abandoned, decaying factory in Budapest.

Hol vasmű állott, most kőhalom 2

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 1600
Lens
K or M Lens

Empty windows, nature slowly taking over, rubble everywhere - a few decades of decay.

LinkedIn is ignoring user settings

Logged out users are prevented from reaching LinkedIn profiles set to complete public visibility

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Living with a rugged, cheap Chinese Android phone, the Nomu S10

The story of falling in love with a £120 Android phone, learning about the Triada malware, re-diving into Android ROM flashing, and keeping the phone despite the problems - because it’s brilliant.

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