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Part 1: Getting Data from Ambient Weather WS-1000 Wireless Weather Station

Friday, August 15th, 2014

This is my second Ambient Weather station solution – the ws-1090 console still works but the remote sensors faded away after ~2 years… The web page for the Ambient Weather WS-1000 personal weather station (PWS) lists quite a number of features (see below.)  I either mis-read the information OR based on a lack of adequate Continue reading →

Arduino – using SerialIP networking with Linux (Fedora)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Using SerialIP with Arduino should be relatively simple – just don’t forget any of the required set-up steps. Why bother? Why not just add an ethernet/wireless component? cost & hardware complexity (not much, currently ~$45 with micro-SD support to store data, but more than the cost of the Uno, ~$30; if this works then I Continue reading →

Arduino – serial time with ‘screen’ and other tools

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Ever need/want to ‘listen’ to serial output from Arduino and not use the built-in serial monitor?   Or perhaps, you want to ‘talk’ directly via a serial stream to both send ‘commands’ and read ‘results’.  How? I am currently working with an Uno board (boards vary along with OS ‘flavours’ so results will vary as you Continue reading →

Securing WordPress 3.x Multi-Site

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

WordPress 3.x is a dual-use Internet Publishing solution – use it for a single domain, host multiple sub-domains (or sub-folders) or host multiple, unique domains. Start with the foundation before getting into WordPress specific solutions – are each of your server base components up-to-date and secure as needed/possible?: Apache security: base configuration using a best Continue reading →

NFL Jersey Web Link-SPAM via Romania for China?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Internet is great at creating anonymous opportunities to connect – you don’t really know ‘who you are talking to’ unless you dig for information. Using GeoIP data (geographical pin-pointing based in IP address) as a basis for network filtering has some ‘holes’ – it is possible for network activity to present ‘false’ (or at Continue reading →

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