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.

Youtube Partnership

I have decided that I am going to keep the YT notice about losing monetization on my creator studio and will not close it until it goes away. It is a constant reminder of their generosity in cutting me off. :) The blue banner at the top is a reminder of the lack of concern and the drop on the estimated revenue graph is a reminder of the actual value of the partnership to me for my hard work on creating videos. :)

Working with AWS

Changing your methods of how you work after so many years is definitely a challenge. My latest learning curve is integration with AWS, Jenkins and Stash for git repos. I am currently working on a dev ops model for my existing code and the learning curve is tremendous. I was able to successfully get the builds working but now have to work on automating installation, config and testing. Due to current project workload I had to put it off for a few months but back into the swing again. I will hopefully be able to add some insite under my coding shortcuts book under the books section.


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