January 6, 2018
Create emails from a Google spreadsheet
Try the updated version of this post where I’ll teach you how to draft your email in Google docs
December 29, 2017
AwayBot, an out of office helper
I made a command line tool to run when I go into labor, AwayBot. This bot can also be used for all types of leave that take you out of the office for a while.
December 17, 2017
LIFX + AWS IoT Button
When our son arrives next year, we’re anticipating late night feedings and diapers changes which may mean needing to turn on our smart bulbs without fumbling for our phones or asking Alexa.
May 9, 2017
Building a ChillBot
I wrote Keep your streak in the work week on The Human In The Machine today. My article is about how I built ChillBot, a Slack bot that messages me on the weekends to let me know if I’ve contributed on GitHub for seven consecutive days and to encourage me to take a break.
March 5, 2017
WeatherBot gets alerts
I didn’t expect WeatherBot to become a series of posts, but the weather has been fluctuating so much scary.
March 1, 2017
WeatherBot goes outside
Last week I talked about how I built a WeatherBot that gives us a heads up if there will be snow over the next several hours. The recent warm weather inspired me to add warm weather alerts:
February 22, 2017
Building a WeatherBot
We live in Upstate New York so there’s snow and it’s kind of pain for J to plow the driveway if our cars are in the way. I built a little Slack bot that runs three times a day (7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm). And if there will be more than one inch of snow in the next 12 hours then WeatherBot will ping our Slack:
February 12, 2017
To celebrate my birthday (and to mitigate cabin fever), J and I headed to the Grand Canyon.
October 19, 2016
Getaway in the Catskills
We spent (a relaxing) two days in a tiny house in the woods. We read books, napped, hiked, made pancakes, and had two campfires.