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Wemos D1 Mini: power consumption on deep sleep

There are many different versions of the well known Wemos D1 Mini. Do all boards have the same power consumption during deep sleep? Let’s find out.

JMeter alternative: Load Testing with Locust

JMeter is probably the most popular and best known load testing tool out there, for good reasons. But it is not easy to use. Do you know Locust? Let me tell you why I think it is an awesome alternative!

SensorHub now supports atmospheric pressure sensors

I have made a few changes and added a new sensor type to SensorHub: atmospheric pressure.
But more importantly: adding new sensor types is now much easier and obvious.

SensorHub: a simple IoT dashboard

Recently I have been working on a way to visualize data from a couple temperature and humidity sensors I have at home. I didn’t want to go the Prometheus way cause it is too much for something this simple. And I wanted my Raspberry Pi 3B to host it, this means ARM support was mandatory…

Lesson learnt: never do this in Python!

If you know Python you probably also know that you can assign default values for method arguments but do you know why you should not assign mutable types to them?

Point a domain to a dynamic IP address

This is a noip or dyndns alternative to point a domain to an IP address that changes over time, in other words, a dynamic IP like your home address for example.
All you need is a bash script and a domain on DigitalOcean.

Disable tracking and advertising at home with Pi-hole

How to stop tracking and advertising at home with Pi-hole and a Raspberry Pi. Works on all devices on your network.

Install and configure Flutter on Ubuntu 20.04

Google and Canonical recently announced the availability of Flutter for Linux. The team behind Flutter is now working with Ubuntu developers to make Flutter for desktop a reality.

Apart from Android and iOS currently there is support for Linux and Mac. Windows is still under development.

So now if you want to give it a try and create a desktop application this is how to install and configure Flutter on Ubuntu.

WordPress: Apache vs NGINX benchmark

Here I have a quick comparison of how Wodpress performs depending on the server: Apache vs NGINX

Coding Game: Unleash the Geek – the end

After a long weekend of coding, Unleash The Geek has ended. I finished in Gold 252 after two days of struggle to be honest but after going up and down (waaay down) in the ranking all the weekend it feels like a victory haha.

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