BrewBench

BrewBench is an Arduino brew monitor, controller and alert system for the home brewer enthusiast. It uses the Arduino REST API to interface with thermistors connected to the analog ports. You can also connect a relay to the digital ports Read More …

FireWater and IBM Sparkathon

I submitted an app called Firewater to the IBM Sparkathon. Firewater is a perfect storm prediction application. http://devpost.com/software/firewater Try it out! firewater.mybluemix.net If you like it Vote and check out a walk through of the app in this video.

Fun with Yun

Monitoring kettle temps is key for any home brewer. The Arduino Yun model was essential since it has WiFi built in and includes a REST API to interface with it. Using Thermistors and a bit of Angular.js we were able Read More …

Mobilize and IBM Bluemixathon

I submitted an app called Mobilize to the IBM Bluemixathon rescue and recovery hackathon. Mobilize is a Disaster Relief and Recovery Notification System. http://devpost.com/software/mobilize-r3ezkn If you like it please Vote and check out a walk through of the app in Read More …

Van Cornhole

After a recent trip to Amsterdam I was inspired by oil paints. Thanks to the van Gogh and Rembrandt museums. A lot of work goes into painting with oil paints but I think oils are a very versatile medium, whether Read More …

Gluecon 2015

So, I just returned from #Gluecon in Broomfield, CO. ¬†What a great tech conference focused on Dev-ops, APIs, cloud, micro services and much more. I walked away with a lot of homework and a few new tools and APIs. One Read More …

Miles away with Apple Pay

I went for a bike ride the other day and excited for the nice spring weather and forgot my wallet. I didn’t realize this until I was a few miles away from the house. I was listening to tunes on Read More …

How to win a hackathon

Having participated in over a dozen hackathons and winning prizes in many of them I always walk away with a feeling of satisfaction. Whether it’s from meeting new people, discovering new development methods and apps, having an epiphany with that Read More …

Setup PHP and Apache on Mac OSX

PHP and apache are included on Mac OSX but there are a few things you need to set it up. This setup is also needed after upgrading to Yosemite, for some reason the update removed all these config settings. EDIT Read More …

MailHops API is Secure

MailHops API just got a little more secure with HTTPS! It’s a three step process but pretty simple. Heres how to update Thunderbird and Postbox. Download the root certificate from CACert. Install the root certificate to Thunderbird or Postbox Change Read More …