23 May 2016

How to get a free Stripe t-shirt, AKA stop exposing your API keys

I’m probably preaching to the choir with this post, but it should be pretty obvious that if you ever commit one of your secret API keys to your git repository and push it, you should reset that key.

09 Jan 2016

Smart Mirror - The Frame

In September I spent a day building the frame for the mirror. I’m no good at woodworking, so it’s a bit rough around the edges (literally). Maybe someday I’ll have the skills to rebuild, but it’s pretty good for now.

24 Jul 2015

Smart Mirror - The Mirror

Finding a two-way mirror wasn’t particularly difficult, all I had to do was call up a few places, get estimates, get some samples, and then buy the one that looked the best. You can see in the picture below one of my samples as well as the mirror I went with.

23 Jul 2015

Smart Mirror - The Monitor

After I bought the Raspberry Pi, and the Hover, the next step was to get an appropriate monitor. The monitor I went with is the AOC E2476VWM6, which isn’t a great monitor for daily usage since the colour isn’t great, and only has HDMI and VGA ports.

01 Jul 2015

Smart Mirror - Intro

I’ve been working on making my own take on the Magic Mirror, which was originally done by Michael Teeuw. It’s been done many times by other people, but mine is going to be a little bit different and a little bit more complicated.