Stuff & Nonsense

DIY security keypad

DIY security keypad

After my couple of hours of tinkering with python yesterday (see here) I started pondering how to expand on what I’d done. ¬†Some sort of keypad would be handy, so I could just tap in a code and disable my cameras…. and then I’d need something to run the code on and connect the keypad […]

Node framework: login authentication

Node framework: login authentication

My simple node framework now supports password protected areas, with a username / password authentication scheme based on passport.js. You can see this in action here Next on the to-do list is an automatically generated admin framework, to enable simple manipulation of the database backend based on the models your app defines. I’m also going […]

Pad project day 5: pushing through

Pad project day 5: pushing through

Today I finally got my work desktop set up how I want it, so I thought I’d share my experience. ¬†My main desktop PC is a great¬†hulking¬†beast of a machine, that was originally built to play games on. ¬†As such, it uses quite¬†a hefty¬†amount of power to run and sounds not unlike an aircraft¬†taxiing¬†for¬†take-off. ¬†Luckily, […]

Pad Project Day 4: Random brain dump

Pad Project Day 4: Random brain dump

Today, let’s talk about some good old random crap. ¬†Here’s what’s on my mind at the moment (excluding stuff that…well, isn’t suitable for a public venue). 1) Facebook. I disabled my facebook account a couple of days ago as part of my attempt to actually do something productive with my time. ¬†Before that I would […]