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MQTT topic tree structure improvements

I’ve been unhappy with my old MQTT topic tree structure for quite some time now and did some thinking/research on how to improve it. Google pointed me to Tinkerman’s article on similar subject, and I started planning on improvements. I will repeat a quote I used in my last post “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve…

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Duck DNS updater in Node-RED

Dyn and No-IP have been for long time my choice for dynamic DNS, but both have recently made steps towards commercializing their services and implementing monthly confirmation process. I think it is time for me to move away and look for alternative. DuckDNS seems to be exactly what I was looking for, easy to use, reliable…

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You watch too much TV

I have the feeling that my teenager son spends too much time in front of the TV. We have a house rule that he is allowed to watch TV only after all homework is done, room is tidied up and for no more than couple hours a day. Of course, this rule is hard to control unless time spent…

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Live streaming to USTREAM.TV using Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi nest camera project turned out interesting, but provides static images upon motion detection. I’d rather have a live view of the bird’s nest and decided to go for live ustream.tv streaming.  Setting up the software for it is pretty straight forward using these instructions, only I use a RaspiCam instead of USB…