A SmartHome... NoT - Part II

Home monitoring and automation without compromising privacy nor security

And lo, with the sweet, sweet nut of privacy-friendly sensors laid before me, I raised the metaphorical hammer of code like an allegorical Thor about to deliver righteous justice to... and then I stopped. What was I trying to deliver righteous justice to. In fact, what the smeg did I actually want to do with all these things?

A SmartHome... NoT - Part I

Home monitoring and automation without compromising privacy nor security

I moved house a couple of months back to, what my partner likes to describe as, our "forever home". As such, I was keen to start looking into home monitoring / automation again as I knew things had progressed significantly since I last considered such things and I was keen to see what could be done. After lots of investigation I believe I have found the basis of a home automation solution which meets my current needs, should be extensible moving forward and which does not compromise the securty or privacy of my home.


Using NanoServer to create a Docker Swarm for Windows Containers

Jumping through all the hoops required to create new VMs to host windows containers can be arduous to say the least. In this post I discuss a powershell module I have written which provides the ability to quickly provision NanoServer VMs - that are immediately ready to host windows containers - in just a few steps.

Unicorn Pi Tweet Bot

An exhibit for International Women In Engineering Day

So, my partner and I - being STEM Ambassadors - were asked to prepare and present a talk about Raspberry Pis for a local university on International Women In Engineering Day. I decided to write a Twitter bot that listens for a specific hashtag and scrolls the text of the tweet across the Unicorn HAT leds.

A sentiment(al) analysis of why Red Dwarf is no longer funny

Part II - How can the same smeg happen to the same show twice?

I've recently been working on a project that required some natural language processing and came upon the Stanford CoreNLP suite of tools. Given that CoreNLP included a basic Sentiment annotator and, when writing part one of this post back in January, I had noted how much I'd like to some analysis on the transcripts of Red Dwarf, I decided the time was right for a major, and I mean major, sentiment analysis.

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