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Hi all!

I'm Tom (he/him), physicist/engineering/programmer currently working on instrumentation and data acquisition for marine energy projects.

Linux user (Fedora and Debian), programmer (Python, C and some C++), and electronics hacker/maker/breaker.

Based in Swansea on the slightly soggy south coast of Wales.

"Another message will be sent in 536870912 days if the problem persists."
Turns out that changing smartd's reminders to "diminishing" with existing errors calculates a rather large warning interval!

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Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!

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Day 8 -

First time putting a pre-recorded presentation together today. So far today I'm finding that OBS is quite easy to use, but getting audio right is much more faff than video.

One connector re-soldered the right way around and a few iterations of firmware later, I now have live current monitoring (and power estimates) for the house.

Design largely based on information from learn.openenergymonitor.org/el and software cobbled together from there and the PubSub MQTT example.

Note to self: Check orientation of components *before* soldering them in place


Hi all!

I'm Tom (he/him), physicist/engineering/programmer currently working on instrumentation and data acquisition for marine energy projects.

Linux user (Fedora and Debian), programmer (Python, C and some C++), and electronics hacker/maker/breaker.

Based in Swansea on the slightly soggy south coast of Wales.

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