Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Catching Up With Woody Projects

I've discussed a few of my ongoing projects on here.  Here's a status update:

1)  Recording guitar and music on Linux - I've got most of the software more or less figured out.  I can program drum loops, make bass/rhythm/lead guitar loops, and independently mix all those loops.  I still need to spend some time learning/figuring out "gain staging in my signal chain".  Also need to work on learning my DAW better.

2)  Raspberry Pi Temperature Monitor Project - Succeeded in getting the temperature probes to talk to the Pi (made a rookie mistake and was picturing the Plug #1 upside down).  I'm now able to poll the sensors from the command line, which is fun but not very useful.  I'll be working on a Python script to do the reads over and over, then log the data to a database.

3)  Budget 2.0 - I've got all the Google Forms set up to manage my budget line items.  My hope is to go live 01Aug15.  I've still got a few nagging issues I haven't been able to wrap my head around, but we'll just have to see how it all comes out in the wash.

~Had a good weekend camping at Lake Memphis with Sarah.  It was nice to get away from the noise and bustle of a Lincoln Home Football Game.  This week has two exciting events, hopefully a dinner with our first Family-with-small-children, and an Arduino/Raspberry Pi introduction to a controls tech buddy from work.