Home Life with Siri

Last summer, along with some more traditional kitchen renovations, I added Apple’s HomeKit capabilities to my 500sf NYC apartment. Not a lot, just enough to play with, and to make some minor improvements in my 21st-century lifestyle. I went with HomeKit because, for now at least, I feel Apple has the best privacy story, and … Continue reading “Home Life with Siri”

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)”

Sometimes It Isn’t You

I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why one of my Azure VMs wasn’t letting me connect consistently. I looked over my NSGs, v-nets, the configuration of the VM itself. Finally, I resorted to Azure’s troubleshooting wizard and got this: Just redploy the virtual machine. Thankfully this was easy, as I’ve learned … Continue reading “Sometimes It Isn’t You”