Creating a microSD Ubuntu Mint (Cinnamon) Boot Drive for new Atomic Pi

I have recently received an Atomic Pi from its Kickstarter. And while the pre-installed Lubuntu image was adequate, I wanted to try something more mainstream and also see if I could recreate the Linux hardware support for GPIO and other items on its Kickstarter associated breakout board.

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Switching to straight.el from Emacs 26 builtin package.el

On switching to straight.el from Emacs 26 builtin package.el

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Siri Shortcut Controlled IR Remote for Home Receiver Using a Raspberry Pi

In my HomeKit™ household, one missing piece was turning on/off AV receiver, as the receiver only had an infrared remote control (no network connection). Since there was already a Raspberry Pi connected nearby (used for AirPlay® playback), a solution presented itself. Using some additional hardware I had available, there is even a way to control the receiver with Siri® shortcuts.

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Revisiting Homekit USB Webcam on Raspberry Pi 3

On home HomeKit setup, some homebridge plugins (Nest, WeMo) needed updating. And flaky webcam performance needed addressing. It was also time to update the node.js install. Got it all completed.

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Kubernetes 1.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 bare-metal single host

My Kubernetes 1.10 home cluster went down after some system updates and I couldn’t bring it back. It looked like incompatible kubelet versions and kubernetes tools updating underneath it from 1.10 to 1.11 was at least part of the problem alongside a docker upgrade. So I brought it back up quickly again using kubeadm, as described below.

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