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Home studio project: Putting together a great WFH office.

This post discusses the recent project I took on of converting the work shed at our house to a studio / office.

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Reflecting on my thirties: My huge career change

The last ten years has seen a massive change in my career. From starting at the age of 30 as a marketing coordinator in my hometown of Newcastle Australia to joining Google as a senior engineer in the Silicon Valley just before I turned 40, this post details the journey I've taken.

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Reflecting on my thirties: Many great experiences!

The last ten years have seen me gain some amazing experiences and this post is a quick reflection of some of the highlights

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Using NoMachine NX for a remote desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 from MacOS

Even in 2020, the concept of setting up a remote desktop between different operating systems is perilous. NoMachine (also known as NX) is a popular tool which works well and has many fans. Here's how to remote into your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop from MacOS.

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An (almost) fully automated exporting of HealthKit data

Obtaining your own personal HealthKit data in a automated fashion from Apple is a difficult challenge with very little options. This post details how I built a 'single click' system to update an external database with my own HealthKit data.

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Tracking real time household power usage in Grafana

There are a number of products available on the market allowing you to track your power usage, but it turns out that it might be a lot cheaper and easier than you think to get real time data.

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Building a household metrics dashboard

In todays world of distractions and attention seeking algorithms, like many people, I find it hard to keep on top of the information that really matters such as finances, consumption, and many other metrics that are hard to keep track of. To curb this, I've started to build my own Grafana project, allowing for the information that matters to be displayed prominently in our house. I hope that having this information being displayed without the need for me to remember to 'check in' on metrics will help everyone in the household be more mindful of important metrics.

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Adding Kubernetes dashboard to a cluster

EKS does not offer much in the way of a management console for Kubernetes. While there are some good Kubernetes GUI options out there, in some instances having a web version can be useful. This post describes how to set up Kubernetes Dashboard with full permissions.

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