I am preparing for my IoT talk today and researching the popularity of common IoT protocols.
I discovered that MQTT as a Google search term has taken off!
This week I have been reminiscing about all of my Gen Con experiences. Last year, I got to spend some time with Tony DiTerlizzi, author and illustrator.
He was really awesome to talk to and inspired me to get writing about one of my characters, named “Dog”. Thanks for the bag of holding!
The final match of the first annual Strife tournament at Gen Con came down to me and a guy that was in full cosplay of one of the characters from the game.
I lost… But, I got some awesome runner-up gifts and got to play an intense battle with a great player.
Often when building IoT projects, you end up wondering what data is being sent to a cloud service like ThingSpeak. The IoT Debugger tool allows you to see the data inside a ThingSpeak channel in a table view. The ThingSpeak Logger shows you data as the channel gets updated. This is an easy way to see if you are sending bad data or null data. The project is open source and available on GitHub.
I am doing it. I have done it. I am switching back to WordPress.
“NotHans” started off as an address on Geocities in 1995. Soon after, I switched to a hand-built website hosted at Speedsoft. Over the past 20 years, I kept producing original content, but as different names: NotHans, Hans Bytes, I am Shadowlord, and Thinking About Things. I always had consistent themes: comedy, technology, projects, blogging, games, film, and sometimes photography.
Two years ago, I started blogging at Tumblr. I really loved Tumblr and even invested in a custom theme.
During the two years using Tumblr, I noticed WordPress adding features and becoming what I was looking for. Features like Format, Jetpack, and the rich ecosystem of Plugins, convinced me to switch back to WordPress.
I switched. I will switch to another platform again. In all cases, I hope to keep writing and sharing. Consider “NotHans” to be under construction.