Well, started working on the forums in drupal.
Not sure what it is with godaddy, but their servers or db or something is seriously lacking. seems to run much better now and a big thanks for that, but configuration of drupal on is horrific.
Almost comically, tonight at dinner there was a GD commercial on how you can have a site set up in 30 minutes... heh.

QuickCPM Update

I have added upload capability to QuickCPM
This allows you to automatically upload both the QCPMbar.html and QCPMgauge.html files to a web server. (example in qcpm link)
Note that the index.html is now named QCPMBar.html!
I have included an iframe example in the link above which is running from my basement Pi.
Nothing fancy, it is simply doing ftp via ftplib which comes with Raspian.
It is also not secure so you will probably want to use something like SSH or sftp, this was just an experiment.

Lifted Werd

I have lifted Werd the module from the site for now.
I have also reset the default page to bounce to the forums via https.
No sense in having a landing page at this time since everything is in the forums anyway.

Hopefully this will help crawlers and analytics.
Not much going on right now in the coding department but I was able to get a fix in for
quickcpm. Turns out there was an indexing issue I did not trap on invalid values coming back
from the gmc-320.


Crystal Ballin'

Being on the front lines of IT there are a few concerning things.
First and formost is AI.
Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with making a machine do your dirty work, I embrace it.
But when you hear learders like Musk and Hawkings question it's validity it makes me start to wonder.

GDPR - European Union Privacy

I recently recieved an email from Google regarding GDPR due to using analytics and adsense on some of our sites.
It turns out that this is taking up some steam and I first heard about it from required training at my full time job this week, so I would imagine it will require some additional digging.

GDPR is the new data protection law coming into force on May 25, 2018.
The GDPR affects European and non-European businesses using online advertising and measurement solutions when their sites and apps are accessed by users in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Finishing up

A new site with some humorous, though shockingly true, tales of failure in the food industry.
We enjoyed building this site but also had some problems with installing Joomla on GoDaddy.
This prompted yet another forum on Joomla topics.
As we step through additional fixes, setup, features and configs we will post them in this forum (if time permits).

The site is up and live so why not go over and give them a visit at

Is it bad??

Is it bad of me to use my cell phone to watch my security cams to watch my roomba clean my house? :)
I have decided to name my roomba's from TV character house cleaners:
Upstairs roomba - Alice
Downstairs Roomba - Mr. French
Kitchen Roomba - Benson

New AWS Forum

I have created a new AWS forum. I will try to use this to put up helpful information as I work through the AWS processes.


I believe I have quickCPM the way I want it. I have published in both the Raspberry Pi forums and a link in the downloads section. I will be using this in my home automation software package that I will display on random Pi's around the casa here. Site Issues

So it turns out after a call to support today that there was another account that was causing the database port problems.
They said that they have suspended the offending account so I am hoping this fixes the db issues.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
I was fairly certain that it was not from our sites because I went through all of the logs and could not find anything out of the norm.

I will keep my fingers crossed that things stay a bit more stable now.


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