Home Automation on a budget

Home Automation on a budget

In this article I will describe how to get the most bang for of your buck. I won't lie and tell you home automation is a cheap hobby. I spent quite a bunch of money before finally getting it right. The hardware The trick to saving money is to learn from my mistakes and buy the right hardware right off the bet. Most of the consumer level products in this space try to lock you into their ecosystem by using 'bridges' and 'hubs' that either only talk to their brand of products or a select group o…

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Strip metadata and resize using ImageMagick

Strip metadata and resize using ImageMagick

Ever had to put up some ad on Craigslist or Ebay only to be told your photo filesize is too large? Life is too short to manually resize and compress multiple files to the appropriate specs. Also you might want to remove your metadata as well before uploading. ImageMagick has you covered!

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Getting started with GPG

Getting started with GPG

Privacy and encryption go together like peanut butter and jelly. At the very heart of most encryption strategies is a set of keys and a key exchange. Most of you have probably already heard of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and are confused about GPG. Generate a strong 4096 bit key gpg --full-generate-key List generated keys gpg --list-secret-keys Upload key to default servers gpg --send-keys Specify a specific remote server gpg --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com --send

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