Weather Station… Installed

Weather Station… Installed

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Tech | No Comments

This took a little longer than I expected, but there is a very good reason. While I was researching the next step in coding for this adventure, I stumbled upon a very interesting piece of software. The software is called Home Assistant. I’ll get into deeper detail about it and what I am doing with […]

Book Review – A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System

Book Review – A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Books | No Comments

A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System by Mark Thompson I first heard about this book reading Ars Technicia. It really piqued my interest and I immediately found it and downloaded it. The book is written as a travel guide with a section for each of the planets, and Pluto. I was happy you […]

Book Review – Intro

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Books | No Comments

I’ve decided to start writing about the books I have experienced. It is my hope that when talk about a book to a friend I can refer them to this place so they can get a little more info about the book I am talking about. I also hope that since I have to write […]

Pi Zero Weather Station

Pi Zero Weather Station

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Tech | No Comments

Ok, this is what has happened so far. I realized that I had soldered the 90 degree pins in backward. They worked, but the labeling on the connector to the breadboard would be wrong. I’m sure that little thing would slowly drive me insane, so I elected to fix it. I had a heck of […]

First Pi Zero W bought

First Pi Zero W bought

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Tech | No Comments

I was finally able to pick up a Raspberry Pi Zero W a little while ago. They have been in and out of stock ever since they have been released. But what can you expect when you are talking about a 1Ghz micro-computer with 512MB of memory, 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 for ten bucks? […]

Nitrox Sticker After Dives

Nitrox Sticker After Dives

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Design, Scuba | No Comments

I wanted to see how my new stickers would hold up against the rigors of getting banged around and dipped into salt water. I dove with this tank about a half dozen times and I made sure not to baby it. I would have to say I am pretty happy with it. These stickers are […]

Nitrox Sticker Part Deux

Nitrox Sticker Part Deux

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Design, Scuba | No Comments

I went on a night dive right after I finished the previous post. I was excited because I would be able to double check my work and get an idea what a geared up scuba tank would look like with my custom nitrox sticker. My original idea was that the sticker would be 6 inches […]

Nitrox Sticker Idea

Nitrox Sticker Idea

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Design, Scuba | No Comments

There has been a bit a drama in my local dive community. It appears as though someone at DEMA in Las Vegas actually read the rules and came to the conclusion that scuba tanks that have enriched air, or nitrox, be labeled with a sticker stating that fact. From my understanding, this rule goes in […]

First Useful GitHub Repo

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Development, IT | No Comments

I have been working on learning some different areas of tech. It is kind of a pairing with my study of the AWS environment. I have been seeing more and more development in the programming area in the areas that interest me. I don’t have much interest in sitting in front of a keyboard and […]

Three AWS tests, complete

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Website | No Comments

A couple of days ago, I completed the third of three AWS associate tests. So I figured this would be a great opportunity to dust off the ole’ website keyboard and put some words on this Spartan site. My original plan was to milk this out and to make a post for each test passed, […]