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Feast you eyes on the new look of HooooH

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Its still a work in progress. This time I chose to continue with card’design but a more clutter free interface. Please let me know your feedbacks below.

HooooH (Snow cards theme)

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Migrated to bitbucket for HooooH SCM

Monday, December 15th, 2014

I have finally migrated to bitbucket for HooooH code. I actually begun with svn that was hosted inside the rasppi itself. Then moved to github, then to sourceforge and then back to local git server. But now i have finally moved to bitbucket. Awesome service and features.

I also let go a lot of history code changes. There was such a shit load of code changes that was eating up space. Actually, I realised Hooooh has come such a long way since its humble beginnings.

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Blew up another bloody xbee today

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Blew up another xbee today. This time misconnected reed switches to wrong power rail :-(. Another 1000 bucks down the drain. This brings the total number to 8 blown xbees until now.

The Android app is coming great, decided to continue with cordova/xwalk/ionic. Here’s a screen shot.

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A little latter:

Just opened up a new xbee and it turns out to be a “Ghajni xbee”. Short term memory loss. The onboard flash seems to be screwed. Configurations get lost after a few seconds of xbee operations. A really bad day to work with xbee’s I guess. Another 1000 down the drain.

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Happy birthday John (3rd June 2014)

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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What makes HooooH?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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This is a brief overview of what makes HooooH. Please move on to next pages for more details.

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Shopping trip to SP road today- I just feel alive when I am there

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Had been to SP road in the afternoon today. Spent almost 5 hours there. Was tight on budget, so shopped carefully. But bought some very interesting stuff:

1. Top on the list is my brand new Raspberry pi board. This is the first one, and as of writing this post, I am already setting up XBMC media center on that and next will be moving the home automation server on to that. Will put up a separate thread on how it goes and some tutorials. Unfortunately 25$ board cost 3200 INR. Which is more then double the price. Sometimes its just tough being a maker in India.

2. I bought a power screw driver, so that fitting the home automation xbee boards wont leave me with a sore hand anymore.

3. Bought a solder pot, I badly needed one. Bought more LM35 temp sensors, 6 more water level sensors, CO sensor, LDR breakouts, 5v regulator breakouts, lots of jumpers and wires, and few more stuff.

4. Oh! I finally managed to get me electronics work bench “Helping hands”, they will make my life much much much easier now. Everyone who works electronics should have couple of them. Uptill now I was using self made ones. They were crude but served the purpose. I will post some picutres soon, so that it could be useful for someone.

5. Bought and replaced my HTC Incredible’s micro USB power port. When I had enquired at HTC service center, they had given me an exhorbiant price. I did it much cheaper. The port cost me 350 bucks and another 100 bucks to have it replaced at a local service booth at SP road. I could have saved the 100 if I had done it myself, but thats ok.

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Working 2nd shift on a saturday

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

No really! I have office today. I am toilling in office under weekend load as I am posting this. People who have worked in GS will know how crazy it is in the weekends. People even get fired!

But I did something magical in the morning that is helping me live through this day.

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First sprouts in the garden

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

An onion plant and lots of green matar plants. First ones to sprout in my kitchen garden. I feel so happy.

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Somewhere in my home

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Time stood still there for a moment.

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Kitchen garden fence

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Another failed attempt at creating a fence for my kitchen garden. All that fancy idea with wow factor goes fissss when I try to implement it. Gotta find a way soon, very soon.

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