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We made SunSpot: an app to monitor 300 megawatts of residential solar
We built a dashboard to help SOMAH monitor data from many different solar hardware vendors.
The High Price of Cheap Engineering
We tried cheap engineers. We tried expensive engineers. We've got the receipts and they're in here.
Designing an IoT Device’s PCB by Writing Code with JITX IDE
This is what happened when I developed a PCB with code.
Turn a MagSafe charger into an iPhone webcam mount
What happens when a PhD mechanical engineer attempts to solve a new problem with materials on hand?
Coordination neglect: what managers can learn from WWII submarines
The WWII equivalent of Jira-brain had a tangible impact on the war.
Why Geocene’s IoT Engineers Insist on Planning? It’s Faster!
Spending more time planning and coordinating your IoT device’s development means a faster execution, so you build the right product while saving time and money.
Conquer Fear to Escape IoT Startup Mediocrity and Succeed
It’s a pattern of failure: IoT device startup companies often let their fears scuttle their business. Conquer them and say “no” to escape mediocrity & succeed.
Solving the “Integer out of range” Error on Django/Postgres
How we debugged a mysterious “Integer out of range” error in our Django Q / PostgreSQL app, found a fix and then discovered a simpler, faster, safer solution.
How Much Power Do Ads on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Consume?
Geocene’s IoT device engineers discuss the cumulative power draw of broadcasting advertisement transmissions to every Bluetooth Low Energy device on the planet.
Is it Better to Buy Lottery Tickets or Solo Mine Bitcoin?
Geocene’s Internet of Things (IoT) device development engineers discuss on Slack whether it would be better to mine Bitcoin solo or purchase lottery tickets.
It’s Time to Look Good on Videoconferences: New Equipment!
Dean Croshere breaks down the right videoconferencing gear (including lights, camera, lens, mic & accessories) to buy to look slick for the future of meetings.
Which is Better, Elegant Untested Code or Ugly Tested Code?
Geocene’s IoT device engineers discuss real-world development priorities. Is minimally-tested-but-elegant or thoroughly-tested-but-poorly-written code better?
Automating API Testing: Postman and Testrail on AWS Fargate
Step-by-step configuration for Dockerized automation of API testing on AWS Fargate, CodeBuild and CodePipeline with Postman & Newman and TestRail for reporting.
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