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Nixie clock part 1-a So things have changed. I’ve taken out the Arudino and replaced it with an Adafruit Pro Trinket. Additionally I updated the PCB so show the Adafruit Bluefruit and took out the homebrew RTC circuit and just went with the Adafruit DS3231 breakout. still looks like shit The reason for these changes was mainly just for simplicity. The new parts are easier to source, come from a vendor who I know makes really good/cool stuff and it makes my life a bit easier.

posted by esells on Mar 24, 2016

Nixie clock part 1 I enjoy building things and for some reason, I tend to enjoy building more “classic” things. Awhile back I came across the Adafruit Ice Tube Clock Kit which I thought was one amazing looking clock. Unfortunately they discontinued it but since I enjoy making things harder on myself than they should be, I went to Google to try and find something similar. What I came across was a pretty popular project called a nixie clock.

posted by esells on Mar 19, 2016

If you have some extra cash maybe you would consider donating some of it to one of the various open source projects that you likely use almost every single day? I know it is easy to forgot about where many of the things we use on a daily basis come from, but odds are that if you are reading this you probably use some kind of open source app. Where would you be without OpenSSH to securely connect to your servers?

posted by esells on Feb 13, 2016

I recently needed an simple way to serve up debian packages via apt-get for our internal apps. Oddly enough finding something that fit our needs was a bit harder than I thought. We needed something that: Supported multiple versions of the same package Didn’t care about signing or “changes” files Allowed us to upload via an API or some type of incoming directory Could handle multiple packages coming in at once without corrupting the repo Was easy to setup/maintain There were a few services out there that fit our needs but they were not free so I took a shot at building an app to fit our use-case.

posted by esells on Feb 03, 2016