Category: internets

+1 to responsive

Site went down a couple of days ago.  Since I had to get it up, I figured I’d update it.  OS update, package update, wp update, and theme update.   Fully responsive, and mobile friendly.  Fresh new free cert for SSL.

There were 6k+ spam comments, so I installed something to deal with those.

The syntax highlighter couldn’t be saved.  I found another one, so far I like it better.

If any of you can tell me what style is controlling the white around the ‘sessions’ on the graph (bottom right), I’d appreciate it.  

for reals right

Is it too much to ask during the goddamn work day for 2 separate sessions of 80 uninterrupted minutes each of quality dump time?


Raspberry Pi – Auto Dashboard (just notes)

Raspberry Pi


@lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE-pi
@xscreensaver -no-splash

@xset s noblank
@xset s off
@xset -dpms
@chromium-browser --noerrdialogs --incognito --login-profile --login-user --pro$

Bash Script

#!/usr/bin/env bash

export DISPLAY=:0

xdotool search --onlyvisible --class "chromium" windowfocus && xdotool key ctrl+Tab


* * * * * /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1
* * * * * sleep 30; /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1


xdotool search –onlyvisible –class “chromium” windowfocus && xdotool key ctrl+Tab

chmod u+x scriptname


* * * * * /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1
* * * * * sleep 15; /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1
* * * * * sleep 30; /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1
* * * * * sleep 45; /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1

* * * * * /home/pi/ >> /home/pi/tabrevolver.log 2>&1

Nest history > 10 days

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.