Noel

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Jan 12, 2019

Ghost 2.0 and Sausage!

2019 is here.  That means it's time to update Ghost to 2.0.  Also, I put a new picture up as the cover for thenoel.org.  It's a picture of some hot sausage

Jul 21, 2018

Great Utility - ngrok

https://ngrok.com/ It lets you make a public, Internet accesible endpoint. It's great for doing quick tests.

Mar 9, 2018

1 Year with the Chevy Bolt

It has been about 1 year since I got the Chevy Bolt. It's time to reflect on this revolutionary EV. First, I have to say - this thing is still awesome. Instant torque,

Feb 13, 2018

ESP8266 DeepSleep Mode Button

ESP8266 DeepSleep Mode Button

I ran across this neat idea on Random Nerd Tutorials that is basically a way to make your own Amazon Dash button with a customizable action. While you can certainly get your own

Feb 11, 2018

HomeGenie - A Look at My Home Setup

HomeGenie - A Look at My Home Setup

HomeGenie is what I have been running for my Home Automation needs. It does a lot, but I mainly chose it for these features: Z-wave support. Multi-platform. It's an app coded in C#

Feb 4, 2018

DIY Digital Pool Pump Control

DIY Digital Pool Pump Control

Most of the motivation behind my projects comes from being cheap. There are usually easy solutions out there to problems I want to solve, but they are expensive. For this blog post, I

Jan 30, 2018

DIY August Smart Lock Wi-Fi Bridge

DIY August Smart Lock Wi-Fi Bridge

I briefly mentioned the Wi-Fi bridge used for my August Smart Lock in my Control Practically Anything with Alexa post. I'm writing this post now to describe it more in detail. The August

Jan 29, 2018

Control Practically Anything with Alexa

Control Practically Anything with Alexa

Alexa is great. I'm not talking about the silly stuff you see on TV or strange skills available from Amazon. I'm talking about it's simple ability to control things in your home. Physical