Projects

A 8-post collection

Clear a room with IFTTT + NEST

In a previous post I was writing on how integrations can make incredible things happen when the devices we use are open and use great integration points. The post described how I use Nest and Rachio to help protect my neighbors if my house were to ever catch on fire. »

Rachio + nest protect = Love thy neighbor

The National fire protection association estimates the average number of house fires in the U.S. from 1977-2013 to be roughly 1/2 million! While the numbers are dropping they are still pretty high. courtesy of NFPA Things used in this project Nest Protect smoke & carbon monoxide alarm, Wired »

raspberry-beacons

The intent of this is to provide a quick, simple, fun and inexpensive alerting beacon that can be connected to any type of service and be used as a visual notification that "something" is happening. The more concrete use for this is when you have a need for a visual »

ill-tempered-sea-bass

The intent of this project is to use the Pager Duty API to create a test alert and then follow up on the alert with a check to see if any team member has acknowledged the alert with in a given time frame so that teams can verify that the »

nuget-test

A PowerShell based testing framework that helps you test your nuget packages. Testing your nuget packages can be difficult especially if you're trying to write tests to be run on build server where Visual Studio might not be installed and if you have my custom things built into your packages »

Winfo

The intention of the project is to have some sort of configuration gathering that can gets the system info from one machine that can be used to generate a close to identical match on another machine or virtual. This is ideal for troubleshooting software in environments not owned by the »