Weather Extension

Thanks ProductHunt and LifeHacker  for sharing my extension! Weather(Chrome | Firefox | Opera) extension now has over 125,000 users. If you’re enjoying the extension, please consider donating.

Weather FAQ

Behind the App: Laravel News

Weather(Chrome | Firefox | Opera) extension is a quick and easy way to check the current weather and forecast without going to an external site. Here are some of the features.

  • Uses Dark Sky API
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Geolocation or custom location by address or zipcode
  • Choose Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Hourly forecast
  • 5 day forecast
  • 12h/24h time format
  • Weather Alerts
  • Open source
  • Chrome, Firefox, and Opera available

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Brother MFCJ450DW Printer Review

Recently I was in the market for a new color printer. My main requirement was for the printer to be reliable and the ink to be cheap.
I decided to purchase the Brother MFCJ450DW new model(MFC-J680DW) for $72.00. The main selling point is there are several companies that sell compatible ink cartridges for cheap. I purchased  a 10 pack for $18.99 which is the same price as  1 authentic Brother black cartridge. What a savings! (more…)

Retro Pi Arcade

Ever wanted to play old arcade games?  Remember the days of pacman, galaga, spy hunter and mortal kombat?  Well why not build your own arcade cabinet.

Complete List of Parts

There are many howtos on building a MAME arcade cabinet.  So what makes this one any different.  The only real answer I can give is it uses a keyboard controller to connect to buttons and joystick.  I used a standard usb keyboard.  Here is what it looks like removed from keyboard housing.

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How I made $500 from my First Blog Post

I want to start this post by stating that my intentions in starting a blog was never to make money. I wanted a place to share projects and ideas to hopefully help others.

Well let’s get to the real reason you’re reading this post. My first blog post was a guide on how to control wireless outlets from your phone using a raspberry pi. This point leads me to my first piece of advice.

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Wireless Power Outlets

Rf 433mhz raspberry pi

Thanks Wired MagazineLifeHacker & HackADay for featuring my post. If anyone has questions please leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to help!

Have you ever wanted to wirelessly control power outlets from your phone? You could buy a Belkin WeMo Switch for over $40 for 1 outlet or build your own with 5 outlets for under $35 if you already own a Raspberry Pi. Hopefully this post will guide you in the right direction.

Voice Control Outlets (Follow up Guides)

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