Mark Coleman

Using Jekyll: Step 0

The very start of learning Jekyll along with a few struggles.

Over the past year I have been hearing about Jekyll as a simple solution for creating static content for a websites/blogs without having to worry about a database. I think today is the day I actually do something about this and get something up and running.

Step -1

As I do with most things I dive right in (sometimes reading docs first) and . . .

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March 27, 2016

Hello AngularJs 2


I have been doing angular development for almost two years now building/maintaining an online banking application. We first started off with version 1 of angularjs and slowly upgraded to 1.2.8 which currently is considered legacy . We need to make the movement to push forward now that we "officially" dropped support of IE8 (people . . .

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January 03, 2016

Drawing Scratchy


Tonight it was time to draw again which I haven't done in quite a few days. Continuing with my Simpsons sketches I drew Scratchy.

Silvrback blog image

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January 01, 2016

Pi with RealVNC

bonus action shot of VsCode, C_LOG_30

I was always unsure about using tightvncserver, it worked but got a strange error when remotely connecting to my pi. I might have had it configured wrong but decided to try out another package. Before I can do any of this I need to disable and remove tightvnc from running on startup which brought me to this answer.

stop the service
sudo . . .

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December 30, 2015

Random Pi/Linux Learning

randr? C_LOG_29

Tonight I was feeling scatter brained on what to learn about and came up with a few random ideas which so far were unsuccessful.

  • I tried building vscode on a raspberry pi inspired by Marc Gravell. I was able to clone the repository, install the dependencies and build it with the appropriate --arch= armhf flag.
  • The gulp watch command . . .

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December 29, 2015

Homebridge -> pi-switch

Putting it all together, C_LOG_28

Tonight I put it all together to make a working homebridge setup on the pi to control the relay.

I took my led plugin and adjusted it so it behaves like a switch.

var request = require("request"); var Service, Characteristic; module.exports = function(homebridge) { Service = homebridge.hap.Service; Characteristic = . . .

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December 28, 2015

Homebridge -> Pi


I am getting closer to my goal of using the Pi to turn devices on and off, however before I finish up I need to get homebridge running fully on the Pi(that way it acts as a dedicated homebridge device). To get started I head over to the how to install on a raspberry pi guide

I already has jessie installed and didn't have to worry about . . .

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December 28, 2015