Blog archive Knowledge and information Technical development General Site updates Articles Opinions Quotes Reviews Work and technology Ego ergo sum About this site
Mon, 17 January 2005 13:00:00 GMT
Whoomp! The sound of me dumping myself firmly into my office-chair filled work this morning. it was remarkably empty of people, but I think that might have been Monday-morning blues. I've never had that, and hence the sound was heard by no one.
So I'm back after three weeks of doing pretty next to nothing, apart from light gardening and lots of family time, which has been - quite frankly - grand! Spending time with my family and not worry too much about the constraints of a taxonomy that deals with splice-rules of professional organisation ontologies from intranets, has been good for the soul. I've even read a bit Pratchett, so I'm all sane and clean and fresh now, thank you for asking.
Well, done nothing is a truth with a slight modification, come to think of it. I've laid down some plans for a home-made security system (I worked in the security industry for over 7 years) sporting video motion detection, live feed to the net, calling alarms and various in's and out's controlling bits and pieces. This came from the fact that our house doesn't have any security of note, and I know exactly how I would do it myself if given the chance ... and my wife have! I'm currently collecting information and getting ready for it. I'm trying to design it so that it can be cheapish enough for other people to build as well, and possibly releasing all the plans and software for free, or at least open-source it. If anyone knows of a cheap I/O board that works through serial, parallell or USB ports, do tell. (I've found one at about 1000 AU$, which is way out of sanity!)
Lots of things are coming up, from articles to write, programs to release and ideas to hatch. I've filled my notebook with stuff I'll be exploring, so we'll see what happens. A few new-years resolutions should even speed up the process in which all this is happening. Here we go!Permalink (Mon, 17 January 2005 13:00:00 GMT)| Comments (0) | General