The Daily Peacehaven Timelapse Video

A couple of posts ago I wrote about the ‘WeatherPi’ Raspberry Pi that collects the latest weather readings every 10 minutes and make a decision whether or not to lower the storm shutters in front of our house. I also added that the service was publishing minute-by-minute photographs of the sea view. This post explores […]

Live weather data and images!

I wanted to take the peaceful few days between Christmas and New Year to really refresh the data collected from the local weather that helps our Raspberry Pi-powered Storm Shutters Controller (known as ‘WeatherPi’) make good decisions about when to lower and raise the protective barriers from our sea-facing windows. I wanted to share the […]

MySql 8 and PHP mysqli_connect login failure – fixed on OSX

If you develop on a Mac as I do, you’ll want to get up to date with the latest versions of the software! So I installed a fresh new copy of MySql database server – now version 8, and made sure I was using PHP 7.2 for use with my Jetbrains PHPStorm IDE. The trouble arrived […]

Time to smash your e-commerce platform. Literally!

Why the future of e-commerce should be built using micro-services. Listen to the podcast episode here: The story is often the same: I’ll be approached by a startup that has created a great feature for customers that a retailer can bolt onto their service. On this occasion, the product or service I am shown passes my […]