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Richard Vowles
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Software Developer and Mentor
Software Developer and Mentor

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Why it is important to follow the advice of the youtube video you are watching on how to change the RAM in the esp8266.


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Those who do not think Australians are capable of great evil have never had to assemble a Triton Router table.
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How is this possible?
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I had not thought of this, but apparently it is a "thing" and for those with Google Home, it is a Good Thing (tm).

It turns out that there are libraries that talk to your Cast devices - so you can in fact, when an event occurs in your house that you want people to know about, connect to your Cast devices and play something through them.

I am using the node client2-cast library. You can link to Google's TTL, or go with what I did tonight which was to record myself in a dodgy voice saying "Zachary, I am your Father" and then sending it to his room's Google Home as he was falling asleep :-)

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Microsoft - making FUD into money, every day.

They just never stop do they?

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Woot! Got the a6 module from +Aliexpress China​ working in no time!
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Thank you platform io, you made that so much easier!
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api.ai

Is anyone else getting this?

When choosing Deploy for Actions on Google in api.ai, it tells me it is not yet registered in my project. It seems to work on the Home, so clearly it is doing something. However, when I follow the link it prompts me with I get...


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Had to go all old-school on my Orange Pi Zero tonight - logged in using screen and a USB-TTY so I could fix the misconfiguration of my ethernet connection. 

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Free next Saturday, come along!
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