Battery-Powered Outdoor Test

One of my goals for my Raspberry Pi sensor rig is to put it on something that flies and record telemetry data. While I work on the send-telemetry capability, I figured a quick test of the ability to record telemetry locally (that is, on the Pi) would be useful. I also introduced a switched power … Continue reading “Battery-Powered Outdoor Test”

Achievement Unlocked: Header Soldering

As part of my quest to build a fully-functional cloud-enabled weather station, I am going to need a custom HAT (Hardware Attached on Top). I also want to practice soldering something cheaply-replaced before starting some LoRA transceiver soldering. Hence, I decided to try the forty pins involved in attaching a header to an Adafruit perma-prototyping … Continue reading “Achievement Unlocked: Header Soldering”

Pi Progress

The past week has brought several positive developments in my effort to build a fully functional Pi-based weather station. The short version is that everything works…kind of. Let’s start with power. My goal is to have a self-powered weather station running off a solar battery rig. I’m happy to say that last week I got … Continue reading “Pi Progress”

Cross-Post: Convert Adv Ediscovery Exports to .pst

A couple of months ago a colleague of mine posted a piece on how to convert Advanced eDiscovery exports from their native format to .pst format. The issue had come up a couple of times when, in order to ingest content into a third-party tool, the .pst format was either required or preferred. Props to … Continue reading “Cross-Post: Convert Adv Ediscovery Exports to .pst”

Weather Pi in the Azure Sky (I)

One of my longer-term side projects is to build a weather station. For starters, I belong to a kayaking club, with a boathouse on the water, and one of the chief concerns of paddlers is the weather conditions, especially wind speed and direction. Additionally, as I’ve been studying Microsoft Azure for a while now, I’ve … Continue reading “Weather Pi in the Azure Sky (I)”

Corona Cleaner – an iOS Shortcut

This is easy-peasy, and also limited to a specific audience. However, we are all about automation here are Rancho Techlemode, so what the heck! With Coronavirus and COVID 19 rapidly escalating, the exhortation to “wash your hands” is often repeated. Social media posts recommend specific songs to sing along to, to make the minimum 20 … Continue reading “Corona Cleaner – an iOS Shortcut”

Communication Compliance

One of the new – err, improved – services announced for Microsoft 365 is Communication Compliance. Extending on its predecessor, Supervision, Communication Compliance supports organizations’ needs to monitor email and chats between employees, as well as with external parties, with new machine-learning (ML) capabilities for detecting threatening language or sensitive data. Communication Compliance is located … Continue reading “Communication Compliance”