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Raspberry Pi MagicMirror on a Touchscreen with Alexa and fauxmo

on January 10, 2017

Warning: what follows is a cascade of issues and lessons learned… but just plain fun!

The goal

This project is designed to provide a reliable MagicMirror2 on a Raspberry Pi fitted with a 5 inch touchscreen that doubles to provide browsing if needed. This comes from a desire to have a quick aide in the kitchen that reports standard information when needed or a browser for looking up and displaying recipes etc.

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Sorting IPs

on January 1, 2017

I scan my home network frequently. There are a good number of smarthome devices, raspberry pies, phones, laptops, PCs etc. Using nmap to quickly scan a network is too slow for me - and it is a challenge to parse the output for easy reading (of course I would use awk to do that). So I use arp-scan (available in most repositories). So output might look like this:

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Quick N Dirty Python Debug Function

on December 22, 2016

Pdb is a great debugger for python but I like to use my own simple debug functions. Here is a simple debug function for python which could definitely be improved:

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