For the past 7 months (minus 1.5 months due to repairs – on the MS Band 2), I have worn both the Microsoft Band 2 and the Apple Watch. This is my fourth Band and I’m done. I declare the Apple Watch the winner! Microsoft needs to get out of the wearable device market. The […]

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Each entity I interact with gets its own custom email address that represents me. It surprises some people – I’ll hear, “Why is your email address (mystorename) at epicminds.com? You must really love shopping here.” I explain to them because I only ever use this email address to interact with you, I know if this email address […]

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TL;DR Enable your account(s) for administrative audit logging now because it will already be too late when you actually need it. Foolishly thinking that all of the Office 365 email settings are backed up? Think again. I know from cruel, difficult experience that Email Aliases are NOT backed up. I found at the hard way […]

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I was very excited to see the long awaited Sense home energy monitor arrive in the mail the other day. Had to wait for a quiet day to install – did not want to disrupt much when turning the power off. Installation was a breeze – much less than 30 minutes. It was fortunate I […]

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After many unsuccessful attempts to pair my Apple Wireless Keyboard via Bluetooth to my new Raspberry Pi 3 via the GUI interface, I was able to do this via command line using bluetoothctl. The steps below show the successful steps in pairing the keyboard. Note I press and help the power button on the right […]

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The first step after installing Raspbian on your new Raspberry Pi is to Expand the Filesystem! The image only allocated 4GB on the SD card, even if the card is larger than that. Note that the newer versions of Raspbian will need an SD card larger than 4GB. I recommend at least 8GB to start. […]

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Having just wrote a brief overview of me, I decided to use Wordle to inspect the frequency of words I used and was happy with the results.  

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  Now that I have developed some proficiency in writing R code, I longed for a method of modular-izing the code in a fashion similar to the require() functionality in node.js. After much searching on CRAN, I was unable to find what I desired, so I rolled my own! lrequire() can be found on: CRAN at https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/lrequire/index.html […]

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Having recently gone through the process of submitting a package to CRAN, I learned a number of things through the multiple submissions that will get my next package (or yours) published faster. Most of the package licenses are GPL and require no additional text in the DESCRIPTION file. I chose to license under MIT. In this case, […]

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A tactic I have used for a long while is to give out site-specific email addresses. This allows me to determine of the site has been  compromised or my email has been resold because I have not given that email to anyone else. For example, I use South Jersey Gas, and the email address I […]

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