Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless

So that happened … Can’t say that I was looking forward to a replacement of the “old” Rapsberry Pi Zero, as it really was a neat device for what it cost, but hey, WiFi + Bluetooth will make it even a better IoT device! 

I’ve just placed an order for both, a(nother) old Pi Zero as well as the new version from https://www.kiwi-electronics.nl – as they seem to be the only place that  still has the old version in stock at a reasonable price. (go fast if you want one!)

My first projects with the “Pi Zero Wireless” will probably be home-automation related … maybe a little weather station or room-temperature regulation – something like that 🙂

If you’re interested in that area, my friend Martin has a great collection of sample projects and materials over at his site http://strohmayers.com – in addition to that, we’re going to do a workshop at Grazer Linuxtage where you can get hands-on RPi tinkering and programming!

my pre-holiday Schdraggel #1

I’ve just been looking on what to do and where to go this summer on the Azores … and it seems that 18 days on the islands won’t be enough to visit all the awesome places on this atlantic archipel! 🙁 

Automating Software Automation

Yet another Chocolatey/PowerShell post!
Sorry, I rarely have time to put my thoughts to words – so I take any chance – and lately I’ve been thinking about software automation on Windows a lot! The possibilities seem quite overwhelming, and I like this alot! 😉

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VisualStudioCode Is Awesome!

I often complained that Notepad++ was the only usable text editor on Windows.. until I came in touch with VisualStudioCode in summer last year. It rocks!

It comes with a ton of cool features and is easily extensible with plugins. Just take a look at how great git diffs are visualized. And its FREE.

 

Thanks Microsoft, you really did us a great favor with this awesome tool!

 

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It’s All About The Choco(latey?)

Things chocolate is good for:

  • eating chocolate – the darker the better
  • chocolate fondue
  • chocolate brownies
  • triple choco cookies
  • installing software

> installing software . . . (WAIT WHAT ?!?!?!)

The last one isn’ quite right – but, no matter how sweet chocolate is, chocolatey might be even more delicious!

Ok, clarification: Chocolatey (short: “choco”) is a package manger for Windows that actually works really well, has loads of packages in the public repo – and you can create packages yourself pretty easily!

– if you are not hyped right now – you may as well leave 🙂 –

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