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I have been always wanting to add a Solar PV array to my house and recently, it made sense and I purchased a modest (7.5kw) system for my house. It has been as much of an IT journey of integration and extracting value from disparate systems has it been of reducing my carbon footprint. When … Read more
I have been on a journey to explore Azure IoT and push the thousands of events that flow through my local MQTT broker (Mosquitto) in to Azure IOT. From direct connection to Azure IOT-Hub (via MQTT and SAS tokens) through to Azure IOT-Edge running locally with MQTT. I have been able to achieve my goals … Read more
In a previous post, I spoke about using Mosquitto client tools to publish to Azure IOT Hub, that was the beginning and I am on a journey in my new role to explore Azure IoT and understand the art of the possible. What is possible, I guess we will find out. Who has the longest … Read more
It has been almost 5 years of automating our house and during that time most systems have been automated successfully. These days it is about fine tuning and this is what this post is about. Our house is on the largish side and contains three Cisco Aironet AP’s to provide a unified hidden SSID. We … Read more
Landscaping our house has always been something on the cards for our family but it was placed on the back burner due to differing priorities. It wasn’t until our body corporate put this on the agenda did we get pretty serious about it. Whilst technically I find I can learn grasp most things life, design … Read more
Whilst very busy I host a handful of websites for friends and family from my garage fibre connection. The thing is my ISP doesn’t provide me an a static IP address. This is obviously an issue when hosting websites. This can be solved in one of two ways 1. obtain a static IP address either … Read more