Category: Perl

Home Automation with Belkin Wemo, Twilio, and Siri

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ultimate Hack Mashup – Belkin Wemo + Twilio + Siri A quick note: For another home automation trick and those interested in finding out about the earlier Twillio callbox+TV popup/notification hack check out STEM (https://github.com/ericblue/STEM). ¬†Certain models of Samsung TVs allow popups for incoming phone calls for Samsung phones, but this can be extended to…
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Firefox Scrapbook Hacks – Viewing and Saving Webpages from Anywhere!

Reading Time: 4 minutes This weekend I decided to wrap up a couple cool knowledge management “hacks” and share some code on GitHub.  I primarily use the Firefox Scrapbook plugin to save all web pages of interest and use it as a general “digital snippet” repository. Since I started using Scrapbook in 2006 there have been a number of…
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Zeo Personal Sleep Coach – Hacking Your Way To A Better Night’s Sleep

Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s a better way to kick off the New Year than by giving tips on how to improve your overall quality of sleep? I decided to write this post as a mini-review of the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach and share some open source tools and APIs to help with saving your Zeo data for your…
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Fitbit – Unofficial Perl API and CSV Download

Reading Time: 1 minute The other week I received my Fitbit and have been in geek heaven ever since. Fitbit is a tiny magical device($99 USD) that automatically tracks your fitness and sleep statistics. Throughout the day it will track your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, your activity level, and even track your sleep patterns. All of this…
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MindMap Viewer: Share and Embed Mind Manager Maps Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes Background Earlier in the year, I posted about the need for a common mind map file format. With the proliferation of the next-generation mind mapping applications (e.g. MindMeister, Mindomo, etc.), the need to import/export in a standard way and to share mindmaps easily is becoming critical. As I discussed in my earlier post, I’m a…
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Speedlinks Using Del.icio.us and Yahoo Pipes

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Simple recursive search and replace with perl

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