Saturday, December 28, 2013
20131225 - Lamoureux Family Christmas, a set on Flickr.Lamoureux Family Christmas, 2013
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20131225 - Lamoureux Family Christmas, a set on Flickr.

Lamoureux Family Christmas, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
#spoiled. Thanks honey!

#spoiled. Thanks honey!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve in upstate NY

Christmas Eve in upstate NY

Christmas Eve snow

Christmas Eve snow

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Home Automation network device recognition using Fing

Ever thought about how powerful it would be if your house was able to detect your arrival via your cellphone joining your wifi?  For do-it-yourself home automation enthusiasts, it’s the ultimate in power to know a person’s presence.

I’ve posted the start to a new project to write a wrapper to the popular Fing network utility.  Fing scans your network for devices and gives you helpful information about them.  The Fing service can alert you when things happen on your network.  My application uses Fing to do something similar (but for free).

The app can be used to notify via HTTP when a device arrives on your network.  It can be used to notify a Home Automation Server such as Indigo when your cellphone comes onto the network, thus implying you have arrived at home.  I also plan to add some logic to email you when a unrecognized device appears on your network.

Code is written in Javascript using the Node.js framework.  It can easily be run on a dedicated Raspberry Pi device.

Code is posted here: https://github.com/mlamoure/Fing-Device-Watch

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jeff playing the piano (at Children’s Inn)

Thursday, November 28, 2013
bestof_Honeymoon 014 on Flickr.
bestof_Honeymoon 030 on Flickr.
bestof_Honeymoon 062 on Flickr.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
packnship:

Our windows are decorated for the holiday season, courtesy of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the talented Ernest Gibbs.  

Looking good!!

packnship:

Our windows are decorated for the holiday season, courtesy of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the talented Ernest Gibbs.  

Looking good!!