Tag: tech

From Kim Landwehr's blog, a spot-on take on Facebook:

Facebook is like an invasive weed that puts its roots everywhere and the only way to get rid of it is to kill it

Oh yes.

(I just found Kim's blog via dailywebthing.)

I've been using a small board called the Oak from digistump for deploying arduino home-automation devices around the house. The Oak is a great board with good wifi, but the Particle firmware has always been trouble: difficult to set up, random flaky behavior, etc.

At heart the Oak is an ESP8266 chip, and these days there's a lot of independent support for ESP8266. So when I found some notes in the Oak forum about removing the Particle firmware and using the ESP8266 core directly, I jumped at the chance to try it out.

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