With the many number of ways to develop on the ESP32 I wanted to find the clear choice for my needs. Below is my take on the situation, and my choice. Bare Bones ESP-IDF The ESP-IDF is the development kit provided by Exspressif itself. It works great, gives you access to all the features […]
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Recently I started racing RC cars as a hobby. Right next to the Local Hobby Shop where the races take place is an Ace Hardware. Paul’s Ace Hardware is a hardware store that has survived the birth of big chain home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc…). Paul’s Ace Hardware is a really cool store. Lots […]
I remember back to my childhood in SC and thinking how stupid people were. As I grew, I realized not all adults are stupid, however there are adults who lack balance, and quickly latch on to an idea just because the presenter made a good case (this is one way in which Hitler came to […]
I run two small businesses and my own personal life. I have 3 gmail accounts, 3 amazon.com accounts, 3 google calendars, 3 google drive accounts etc… Google handles multiple accounts ok (but not Google drive), but Amazon doesn’t handle multiple accounts at all. I need to log into all 3 Amazon accounts daily, finaly I […]
MSSQL Server on Linux can be a pain. I’ve spent the last few days trying to come up with a good, reliable, stable, upgrade able stack to deploy on our Novak Solutions servers, and then presented it to our team this morning as a training. Here is the graphic I used. If you have any […]
Two photos I snapped with my phone on the beach on Padre Island.
My wife’s family is pretty awesome. Here are a few photos of shenanigans that occurred prior to Christmas… Enjoy.
While in TX our dog Thermite developed this weird rash thing. We took him to a vet my in laws friends recommended. She used a scalpel blade to scraped a sample of tissue near the rash. Then she (get this) prepared a slide and put it under a microscope to look for parasites. Sure enough, […]
On our way back from TX yesterday I realized we had finally maxed our 4way 12v splitter. That includes GPS, inverter for soothing dog scent thing glade plugin type thing, iPhone 5 charger and original iPhone Charger… Oh, what I would give for 2 or thereof those plugs in other places like newer cars have. […]
Today, I finaly finished my SVG to Canvas Rider Track Code converter. I’m quite happy with it. While writing it, I became more framiliar with QueryPath, SVG Files, and learned how to render Cubic Bezier Curves (It’s not nearly as hard as you might think). The tool is here: http://canvas.novaksolutions.com/TrackMaker/index and a demo video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TjWoXK2cj4&feature=youtu.be Have […]