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Friday 7th December 2012
Over the last couple of weeks I have been writing a MQTT to COSM bridge. Unfortunately (I think because of COSM) it has only been staying up and running for a few hours at a time.
My original code is here:
Thanks for Mosquitto... more
Thursday 1st December 2011
I've just come across this great, updated, article Sarah Wilson on tinned tuna http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2010/04/which-tinned-tuna-should-i-buy/ . Interesting reading!
Also if you have any interest in sustainable seafood then you... more
Thursday 19th May 2011
I was about to un-plug the old Linux work-horse (being slowly replaced by sexy Mac Mini Server) and realised that I hadn't converted my Currentcost Envi to work on OSX.
I initially thought it would be pretty straight-forward but after a labourious and unusual CPAN update to my perl installation I hit a road block with talking to the Prolific... more
Friday 30th July 2010
The next step was to get the full message and then push up to a little ColdFusion XML consumer to put it all in a database structure.
Starting from the previous bash script I had to then grab the full message to POST up the ColdFusion website to process the data.
The bash script is something... more
Thursday 1st July 2010
The code below is the first attempt at getting my original CurrentCost Classic (or WattsClever) energy monitor connected to my only Fedora Core 5 box and updating the data to Pachube.
The Classic connected without any problems (although occasionaly would swap USB ports with my Davis Station connection(???).