Amazon IoT Button + Pushover = Extra Laziness

I’ve four kids (and we’re done). My oldest is 9, and my youngest is 2. The oldest always wakes up around 5am, and the toddler wakes up around 6:30. I don’t like waking up at 6:30, and the oldest can now get her out of the crib.

Author's profile picture Terry Heath on scala, iot, ios, and lazy

Simply Study of Debt Reduction Strategies

A few weeks ago I started thinking about debt reduction strategies, where if someone has X debt across Y accounts, what’s the right way to address X?

Author's profile picture Terry Heath on ruby and money

Historical Nest Usage

The Nest app and website give you 10 days of usage information for your thermostat(s). Unfortunately, they offer no way to view data beyond that, which sucks if you want to compare usage month to month, or measure changes longer than 10 days (e.g., “did my solar screens make a difference?”).

Author's profile picture Terry Heath on nest, stats, and automation

Using Mina with Atlassian Stash

Internally I’m setting up Atlassian’s Stash, and one of the first projects I wanted to get going was my own projects that were previously hosted on Github.

Author's profile picture Terry Heath on rails and git

Setting up Ghost with Passenger

I wanted something simpler to blog with, so I’m trying out Ghost. I’ve not hosted any Node apps before, but I already had a server set up running Passenger and Apache (I’ve not jumped on the Nginx bandwagon yet), so I wanted it to work nicely with that.

Author's profile picture Terry Heath on passenger and node