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More 434MHz stuff to look at later

Acurite #0899 self emptying rain gauge – at Amazon Blog post on reversing the signal from Acurite temperature sensors; may be similar for the rain gauges.  Also mentions the RTL SDR.  Probably wouldn’t be bad to have. Another blog post regarding reading the Acurite 5n1 station.  Possible that part of this will already cover the rain […]

$10 Relay Board + Arduino (or Raspberry Pi) = Switch Anything… | DIY Tryin | Revision3


Recent mini-PC/router devices of interest

RockTek RT-A1, priced at $65 on NewEgg Flash on 1/5/15.  Quad core, HDMI output up to 2048 x 1536.  Appears to be only a 10/100 ethernet, but has a couple of USBs to which GigE adapters could be connected for up to 480Mbit theoretical throughput.   Also has a composite video out, which could theoretically be […]

Ringing in 2015 with 40 Linux-friendly hacker SBCs ·  LinuxGizmos.com

http://linuxgizmos.com/ringing-in-2015-with-40-linux-friendly-hacker-sbcs/ Pretty good board list, including a couple with dual ethernets, which is something I’ve been wanting to have.

4 things to do now to get ready for the Internet of Things – Computerworld

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247616/4_things_to_do_now_to_get_ready_for_the_Internet_of_Things This is one of the areas where I think the results will live up to, and even exceed, the hype and expectations.  This was a pretty good read, with a combination of real world examples and some forward looking expectations that seem to be more than pie in the sky.

Walmart taking the Chromebook mainstream – Computerworld

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240119/Walmart_taking_the_Chromebook_mainstream Having used one of the original CR48’s fairly extensively for a year or two, I found this interesting.  My Chromebook has been retired for the time being due to heavy use and abuse (in no small part at the hands of my kids) and largely replaced with a tablet and laptop.  However, I’m fairly […]

DNS Hosting Providers

GoDaddy – $2.99/mo, generally feature rich, does lack dynamic DNS support. ZoneEdit – quite possibly free for present needs, supports dynamic DNS. Dyn – $30/yr, easy/obvious client support, some (admittedly high) limitations on querys and the like. easyDNS – $20/yr, appears to support dynamic, (high) limits.