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Video Tutorial: Writing code onto Micropython Wemos D1 using Ampy

Last week we covered how to flash Micropython onto an ESP8266 (Wemos D1 Mini) but we had to type our code into the REPL by hand. That’s not terribly useful for a real world project, so this week we learn how to upload code and make it run on boot. We’ll be using a tool called Ampy, by Adafruit, since the Micropython world is a little immature.

Video Tutorial: Flashing Micropython on a Wemos D1 Mini 1

Video Tutorial: Flashing Micropython on a Wemos D1 Mini

Welcome to Episodes #01 of the new Obviate.io video series where we’ll be flashing Micropython 1.9.3 onto a Wemos D1 Mini ( ESP8266 ) development board using Apple macOS.

First day’s results for Windows 10 3

First day’s results for Windows 10

So the results are in from the first day of the Windows 10 release, and they are mixed. John has gone through the the upgrade process successfully on two machines (Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 Pro). In my case I got the wonderful “Something happened” when trying to write a USB installer (from two different machines). Eventually I broke down and downloaded the Windows 10 ISO from MSDN and...

GFI Vipre Enterprise for Mac – Run away logs 0

GFI Vipre Enterprise for Mac – Run away logs

Yesterday at the office we discovered that GFI Vipre for Mac has a “small” run away logging problem. The antivirus logs to /private/var/log/vipred_stdout.log and /private/var/log/vipred_stderr.log – The latter of which being the problem file. stderr on numerous machines was in excess of several gigabytes in size. While we never bothered to correctly address the issue, Alex “fixed” it by putting a script into JAMF Casper Suite to rm the file....

OpenDNS Umbrella – Safety or Zombies? 7

OpenDNS Umbrella – Safety or Zombies?

We started evaluating OpenDNS Umbrella at the office while back. While I’ve always been a big fan of OpenDNS (and even applied to work there once), I was reluctant to get into this “Umbrella” service. Not because I fear Umbrella Corp, but because it just didn’t seem useful. What little info I skimmed on the web wasn’t exactly what one would call exciting. After taking it for a spin, I’ve...