Debugging Pi from VSCode

There’s a few tutorials and references for debugging a python program on a remote (e.g. pi) computer. I had to fiddle a fair bit to get VSCode, ssh and debugpy to work. Here is how. Traps and Notes ptvsd is depreceated run […]

Access Grafana v6 without a login screen

Unlike Grafana 5, we can’t use the ‘old’ method of a proxy login to get a cookie for semi-permanent login. This post investigates options to achieve the goal of: Provide a user a “secret” URL which allows them to login to grafana […]

WebApp Development for a Esp32 Arduino Sketch

AJAX or websockets will allow nicer development. I’m trying BootStrap to get a tidy interface. Bootply.com and layitout.com enable you to easily create a css/html set of file to display nice buttons and the like. Pingendo (a desktop app) was better for […]

VBA Regex

Typical Replacement Example Dim objRegExp As Object ‘ RegExp using Microsoft VBScript 5.5 Set objRegExp = CreateObject(vbscript.regexp) Dim res As String res = Some text to stuff around with objRegExp.Global = True ‘ match all instance objRegExp.IgnoreCase = True ‘ Multi-space to […]

Time Lapsing with Raspberry Pi

Time Lapse Setup TimeLapse on RPi Enable camera via raspi-config Get pi-timolo which provides a nice script set and configuration to run time lapses Follow the update instructions on that page. Install pi-timolo as a service if you like. I found that […]

Beeson Excel Function

What is it? These add-in contains various User Defined Functions. They can answer the following Where is the Sunday in London on Friday afternoon in 2020? What is the wetbulb for a given humidity? How big should my duct / compressed air […]