Nov 072018
 
Nest

Nest App

I like data. I’ve always been a bit of a data junky.  In my personal life, I’ve found looking at the data is usually interesting but not terribly useful.  But at work, I identify issues all of the time just by keeping different data up on my dashboards.    This write up however, is for my home, and my new Nest thermostat.  I was so excited to get this thing, I was curious about a dozen different aspects of these smart thermostats.  However, I was terribly disappointed when I got it installed and working and realized that the Nest only stores the last 10 days worth of data.  My assumption is they keep all the data (doesn’t everybody?) but for speed purposes they only let the customer access the last 10 days.  Whatever, its frustrating, but its not like their going to change it for little old me.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered they have an API that the customer can access. I had been bitching about the fact that Nest doesn’t give the customer access to this data, like on the website or something.. somewhere at least.  About 3 weeks later my buddy Buddah sends me this link that I guess showed up on his FaceBalls.

… I may have gotten a lil chub from this.

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 Posted by at 6:04 pm
Sep 062017
 

something old
something new
something black
something blue
something different
somethign kew

I hate it when I get all pumped up like this.  Its 1:13am and I’ve been listening to fast paced EDM, techno, and electronic for the last 5 hrs trying to get through all the work thats in front of me.  I got about 3 hrs of sleep last night because I’m fighting off a head cold and if I wasn’t melting my ears consistently I’d be asleep in my chair, drooling on myself.  When I don’t have anywhere to be in the morning, I actually really enjoy these times. My productivity goes through the roof, I solve issues that I’ve had for months, and I can usually back off work for a couple of days afterwards.  However the next day is shit.

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 Posted by at 1:33 am
Jun 212017
 

Had the opportunity to attend the O’Reilly Velocity conference this week, it’s a conference centered around DevOps… it’s pretty seriously geeky. In the past this conference has served as inspiration to do some really interesting and innovative things in my professional life so I’ve really looked forward to attending this year. My experience this year has been very different than previous years in that my most valuable takeaways are less technical and more reflective/managerial.

It’s a little terrifying to admit that reflection on technology history and strategies for interacting with people to accomplish projects are my take aways. Not sure if this is a reflection of getting older… I’m going to assume it’s just because I know everything tech :-)

If you guys haven’t seen the gaming videos moose has been posting, you should take a gander and watch the last 45 seconds of all the PlayerUnknown’s Battleground clips, it’s hilarious to watch him die.

May 102017
 

I took my team to the Red Sky 2017 Security conference today.  Its local, fairly inexpensive, and gave my team some insight into what a disaster the current state of security really is.  You can do a lot, but a motivated individual will almost always find a way.  So the conference, decent swag, kinda limited, spose it was only a one day conference.  Continental breakfast, box lunch, free but limited sodas, and drinks (non-alcoholic of course).  Mitnick was entertaining, and most of the speakers in the separate talks were pretty good.  A few were a little dry, it may have just been a bit too warm.  My S4 camera is shit, so the pictures are mediocre at best, almost not better than nothing. They forgot to provide power (probably on purpose) but did provide tables, and wifi, including the required “this is a security conference, these are trained individuals, use the wifi at your own risk, we provide no security” (reminded me of defcon) but seemed like a cop-out to me.  I think I’ll go prepared next year to catch some packets and see if I can’t at least map the topology.

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 Posted by at 11:42 pm
May 082017
 

If I had a New Years resolution, it would have been to post to keeg.org more often.  Since I managed to post like 3 times last year, I suppose I’m rockin that.  But I did plan on multiple times a week… I haven’t managed that.

I’m currently house hunting.  Not sure I ever thought I’d own a house.  Sure, I dreamt a bit about it, but I also dreamt a bit about having 72 virgins, and a million dollars per virgin, but I guess not all dreams come true.  Or maybe they do and I’ll finally have the opportunity to see if I can stack 72 virgins into a giant statue of Sifl using jizzed up dollars to hold them all together.  Some day soon.  Anyway, house hunting.  Here I thought my needs and wants in a house would be much simpler and ideally draw me to less expensive housing than the average house buyer.  This doesn’t seem to be the case.  I also find it amazing how different yet the same all houses are.  I was originally hoping for something a bit unquie, and perferably not in the heart of subur

Everything I wrote above this line on Feb 9th, 2017.

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 Posted by at 10:18 pm
Mar 102017
 

What sort of record company holds up as their #1 cred a band that disbanded in 1997?

Evidently, Rotten Records.

http://www.rottenrecords.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_Bath

Even their merchandise banner on the home page is full of acid bath tee shirts… how long do intellectual property rights last? (TOO LONG)