Growing arms and legs and crossed the 2,000 lines of code point today. I wrote a full scheduler for multiplexed repeated events so I can basically add water once a day. Well the point was to learn Rust, right?
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If episode six doesn't open with Jaime and Cersei emerging from the rubble like Jake and Elwood Blues I'll be really disappointed.
Just been round to set up a friend's Epson printer for WiFi printing. What a complete and utter shitshow. It's like they went out of their way to make it hard. Then when it finally works the software lies and says it failed. A cynic would suggest it's a deliberate policy to keep "certified Epson support engineers" in work.
After a few teething issues all hardware and the core software for my raspberry pi tomato irrigator are now working. It's recording weather and moisture data from a trio of small plant pots so I can get an idea of how the actual irrigation logic needs to behave.
I can't collect all that data without drawing pretty graphs however! Thanks to the SVG example at https://github.com/utkarshkukreti/draco I'mnow planning on building the front end in Rust too and serving it all directly from the raspberry pi.
My greenhouse is on the internet! Solar powered Raspberry Pi (with car battery backup for nighttime) with a temperature/humidity/pressure sensor. For fun I exposed the current data via a Flask server and wrote an Alexa skill to query it. I can say "alexa, ask greenhouse for the temperature"
Moisture sensors also working (for the tomato plants to go in soon) but I've done something wrong in my solenoid valve wiring so no irrigation control yet. Progress!
@cstanhope I've yet to be convinced software development is an engineering discipline at all. Does not seem to be sufficiently based on science and empiricism.
Certainly, if cars, houses, and bridges were built like programmers hack up software, we'd all be dead. Engines would explode, houses would collapse, and occasionally there would be international celebrations when someone crossed a bridge without dying.
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Functional programming and bicycles with a bit of electric guitar. Edinburgh, Scotland.
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