Mark Coleman

Merry Christmas

Long exposure Tree Edition, C_LOG_25

Good Morning, today is Christmas! Looking at our tree it was time to recreate something I saw online where you would perform a long exposure of the tree while adjusting the zoom ring.

First Attempt
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this was a bit dark so had to adjust aperture

With my first attempt I dialed in the camera to f22, a 6 second exposure, and iso 200. The results . . .

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December 25, 2015

Convert pdf->image


Pdf pdf, oh the pdf. Every now and again I have to deal with a pdf file and do something with it. Today was converting it to an image. Now usually I just fire up preview on the mac and export as an image. Today let's find another way a way that is on windows. After a quick google search stack overflow was to the rescue and pointed towards . . .

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Posted in: learning

December 21, 2015

hello dot net from OS X

Old news to some, but trying it out finally. C_LOG_17

Tonight I am going to install dot net core on os x. There is an official guide on the github page that looks promising so let's go through the steps and see where we end up.

The guide relies on homebrew which helps easily install packages for os x. If you need to install it simply run the command.

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL . . .

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December 16, 2015

Pump up the Pi

Migrating to a larger microSd Card, C_LOG_15

In my pi adventures I think it is time to swap out to a larger microSd card. I was able to pick up a class 10 32gb microSd card for about $12 dollars.


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about 3.6gb free on the stock sd card that was in my kit

Since I am late to this game off to google to find a suitable guide. This describes everything I would ever need to do so . . .

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December 14, 2015

Setting up HomeBridge


This week I read about homebridge. This immediately peaked my interest in my adventures with the Raspberry Pi. I wonder if I could ask siri to flash the led? I suppose the easiest way is to see if we can get homebridge setup based on the

sudo npm install -g homebridge 

After a few seconds I ran the command homebridge and just as . . .

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December 12, 2015

Trying out Wiring Pi

Write to that GPIO real good, C_LOG_12

Previously I tried out the pi-gpio package to get my led to flash, but wanted to explore other options. After a bit of searching around the internets I stumbled upon wiringPi and a corresponding node wrapper.

The documentation didn't have any apparent quick start examples but after reading a few examples. I clobbered together an example . . .

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December 11, 2015

Webstorm -> Raspberry

Deploy to Raspberry from WebStorm C_LOG_10

I have been using nano for my early development musing for the raspberry pi now it is time to find another way. I like WebStorm so let's see how I can deploy a small express app to the raspberry.

Create the app

from the guide on expressjs

var express = require('express'); var app = express(); app.get('/', function (req, . . .

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December 09, 2015