i am replacing evernote with vim + markdown

Back at the beginning of March, I was discussing Vim with a couple of friends and realized I’d stopped pushing myself with it. I read around and apparently this is a known thing — people dabble in Vim, but get to a certain level and just sort of stop learning but still internally consider themselves […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 3

The good news: I have everything wired up outside and it works (mostly) well, even in rain! The bad news: Pi stopped detecting the doorbell button press, it’s been raining and I haven’t cleaned up the wiring yet. Luckily, today looks pretty clear so I feel pretty good about going outside to do some re-wiring […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 2

Success! As of last night, I officially got the doorbell detector working. I can’t tell you what a great feeling that is. Ah, to see your weird ideas come to life. If you haven’t read part 1 of the series on this project, I suggest you do that just to see where I’m coming from […]

raspberry pi door bell project: part 1

So, we recently fixed our front gate that had been getting steadily worse since we moved in. Better late than never, I always say. Installing the gate made it clear of two things: one, that the doorbell buttons in front of our door (which still don’t work) were made even more useless by a locking […]

thoughts on the upcoming robot revolution

Do you hear that buzzing noise at the edge of the horizon? It’s the sound of the machines plotting to steal our jobs (and even jobs from immigrants). Oh, that sounds silly does it? Well, think again. And again. And AGAIN. Joking aside, it’s really a question of when, not if. Large companies have been […]