Author Archives: Alexander Belikoff

Using Raspberry Pi to monitor and water plants

Introduction I’ve been growing hot peppers on my balcony and one of the things I constantly fail to keep on schedule is watering them. As it is with many chores, this is something simple yet not exciting enough to avoid … Continue reading

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Rotating between different fonts in Emacs

There are two types of people: those who set on one font/color theme for the rest of their life and those like me, who constantly tweak their setup. Not that it helps productivity, but hey – RMS created .emacs for … Continue reading

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Translit длѩ Яꙁꙑка Боꙗрскѧго

Первое практическое применение JavaScript на пользу человечеству (после динамических меню): транслит на Язык Боярский! Было:     Стало:     http://belikoff.net/boyar.html

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Creating reproducible ZIP archives

I am currently working on an app that loads data in relatively small incremental payloads from the server side for offline use. Payload files are in ZIP format and the way the app knows whether it has the correct file … Continue reading

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Remote monitoring with Arduino – part 4

This is the final part in the series of articles (parts 1, 2, 3) about building a remote home monitoring system based on Arduino. Lessons learned The monitoring task I’ve had was unusual enough to justify building my own system. For … Continue reading

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Remote monitoring with Arduino – part 3

Build time! In the previous two articles I’ve discussed the architecture of the remote monitoring solution based on Arduino. Now is the time to build it. Wiring Ideally, it would have been nice to use some kind of sockets to … Continue reading

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Remote monitoring with Arduino – part 2

In part 1 I have looked at the options available for the task of remote climate monitoring and settled on Arduino-based solution. In this we will discuss the design of the system. General architecture The high-level architecture is typical for … Continue reading

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Remote monitoring with Arduino – part 1

Being a paranoid person, I always wanted to monitor our summer house remotely. With all the advancement of technology, one would think such a task is easy these days but surprisingly it is not. Off-the-shelf systems look like they are … Continue reading

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Датские королевские гобелены

Дания. Королевский замок Кристиансборг. Большой зал. 17 гобеленов. Рисунок гобеленов создан художником Бьёрном Норгаардом под влиянием яда лягушек Южной Америки и клея “Момент”. Большой зал используется для официальных королевских приемов, так что высокие гости из других стран могут насладиться неповторимым вкусом … Continue reading

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