Whenever you work in a local environment, you have to deal with a variety of problems. From setting fixed DHCP leases to creating special name ….
After having been working with voice controlled or .. voice activated “smart” environments for a while, here’s my take: This could get really great if ….
Some folks actually have a weird attitude towards PHP. I understand that it isn’t a “pure” language. It’s not truly “objective”. It’s inconsistent. Too many ….
So – you got this Amazon Alexa device at Cyber-Monday? And maybe a connected “smart” plug or light bulb? Before you start adding more “smart” ….
Yep – those little ESP chips are cute. And powerful. And easy to program. And much more. But if you are going to control more ….
Sometimes we have to send short command sequences and/or replies over unprotected networks. Especially when working with IoT environments. Though SSL/TLS is always preferred – ….
Cheap IoT devices like power plugs are mostly manufactured in China. They connect to “bridging” servers we don’t really have control over, they are usually ….
I remember my first “ping” to prep.ai.mit.edu. This must have been around 1993 . I worked with networks before that time, hacking X.25 networks and ….
The problem with geeks: We are never satisfied. But that’s not too much trouble for those of us who learned to code in the dark-ages ….
Alexa, Google Home, Siri – the new revolution of computing power is the spoken word. You just tell a device what you want and – ….