So the MAX9814 is the wrong choice for this as it has Automatic Gain Control. I guess a simpler mic would work? Will have to do some research.

Setting up a pair of ESP32-based room temperature, humidity, and noise level sensors.

ESPHome has classes for the DHT11 sensors, but I will have to write one for the MAX9814 noise sensor. I could calculate average dB levels and report that, or I could do an FFT and report different frequency levels. I'll have to write a blog post when I'm done.

That's all the photos, not much while I waited for the computer to set themselves up.

Remember laptop expansion cards? Always wondered what it would be like to own one, or a laptop that used them.

"Star Trek: New Worlds is a strategy game published in 2000 by Interplay in which the player can choose to command the forces of the United Federation of Planets, Klingons or Romulans. The player's goal is to build successful colonies on a series of newly discovered planets while battling off competing factions."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tre

** Thread of old stuff I found in a university server room **

I was setting up a RAID and ubuntu on a few servers so had some time to look around the room while I waited. (This was a few years ago now the room has since been cleaned out.)

Here are some FORTRAN punch cards or something. Probably older than me.

First thing to bloom in my yard this year is a viola. Tulips will be another week probably

Feel like taking a nap but its 9pm so maybe I should go for a walk and go to sleep afterwards like a functioning adult human

Sometimes mast has a bug that copies a toots image to another toot. Because I follow @Gargron I go from 60% cats to 80% cats, so it isnt a big deal

Posting a link to github on birdsite creates a giant cropped image of your gravatar in the tweet. creepy enough that I deleted the tweet.

my friend resent me the link to that sewing page where the text keeps getting bigger

this always makes me cry with laughter idek why

web.archive.org/web/2006032602

New blog post: Getting out of (the) Nest

Now that Google is dissolving the "Works with Nest" feature, what should you look for in a "smart" thermostat replacement?

jamesbadger.ca/2019/05/12/gett

I've got a labelling machine and I can't be stopped

Starting work on writing a huge-ass blog post comparing thermostats to replace Nest.

Aiming for API-compatible (preferably HomeKit), works with different heating/cooling systems, wiring requirements, sensor support, learning schedules, UI quality, MSRP/rebates and a few other things.

If there is anything you can think of that I missed let me know and I will try to include that in the review.

I think I can get this done by next week (famous last words)

Bet this "Google Nest" program is going to break my homebridge integration

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