Category Archives: Cloud

Getting Serial data from Arduion ot RPi to MySQL with CoAP

I have heard bits about CoAP in the past, never thought past that.  Looks like CoAP could be a good simple interface for IoT builds.  This one is getting sensor data out to the rest of the system https://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-Data-From-Arduino-to-Raspberry-Pi-to-MySQL-/

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Turn an RPi into a Google Assistant

Not as nice as the real thing, but it gets the job done.  Looks like you can even do this with the origianl RPi’s too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Google-Assistant-on-a-Raspberry-Pi/ Oh and go here for adding a button to it https://www.instructables.com/id/Button-Trigger-for-Google-Assistant-on-the-Raspber/

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Good intro into setting up Container Linux

I.E. Core Linux.  Its a nice write-up on how to set it up and create containers. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-container-linux/

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Dataplicity, a VPN/SSH connection for RPi

Interesting tool.  I don’t think its open source but it sounds like a nice way to remotely ssh into machines. Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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Google Home sounds pretty neat

The initial reviews of Google Home sound pretty good.  Only thing I don’t like is its tied to one account.  But still…tempting at $130…I may wait to see if a black friday sale on them goes on. Google Home brings … Continue reading

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Nice write-up on setting up Docker on RPi

Nice write up on how to get setup and running with Docker on a Raspberry Pi http://blog.alexellis.io/5-things-docker-rpi/

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Interesting cloud tools for linux

Mostly different ways to store stuff in the cloud.  Some you can run yourself at home. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-cloud-solutions-using-linux/ Oh the “plug” is here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1543247

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Clair, a tool to look for vulnerabilities in Docker Containers

Interesting tool from CoreOS.  I haven’t tried it out myself, but it looks promising. http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/18/coreos-takes-its-clair-container-security-tool-out-of-beta/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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Google opensources it load balancer seesaw

I am amazed how much software companies release these days.  Google has opensourced it load balancing software for VM’s (or real machines).  Its written in GO which is interested language too. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/01/google_seesaw_linux_load_balancer

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New cheaper and smaller AWS instance

I may have to review moving stuff back to AWS.  They intro’ed the nano instance class, which in theory will run under $5 a month to use. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/16/aws-t2-nano-00065/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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