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Author Archives: John P. Hoke

Husband, father, Coffee Junkie, Mac Addict, InfoSec Professional, amateur photographer, craft beer and whiskey connoisseur, 2A supporter, IoT & Smart Home fiddler, UAV flyer & all around Curmudgeon and Generally Sarcastic SOB (not necessarily in that order). The opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone and not those of my employer, family, pets, the voices in my head, or anyone else for that matter ... hell in an hour they may not be mine either :-)
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London Photography – October 2018

London Calling?  In October I had a business trip over to London to attend the Payment Card Industry Community Meeting as well as a visit to our European HQ offices. While there was a ton of […]

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Milky Way Processing in On1 Photo Raw 2018

Bringing the Milky Way to Life As I’ve posted previously, I have been intrigued by astrophotography and photographing the Milky Way for a while, but really never took the plunge. A lot of the information […]

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Bitten by the Astrophotography Bug!

Is there a cure for this Astrophotography Disease? Having recently gotten back into my photography hobby addiction, I seem to have developed a bad case of the infamous Astrophotography bug. Symptoms include insomnia, hyper-caffeination, mumbling to […]

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Migrating from Lightroom to On1 Photo Raw

Operation: Workflow Simplification – On1 Photo Migration For a long time now, I have been using Adobe Lightroom for managing my photo collections and libraries, while using On1 Photo to perform the bulk of my […]

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SteelStacks – Bethlehem Pennsylvania

SteelStacks in HDR It’s been a bit of a slog getting back into photography. Picking up the camera again has been difficult, tedious and ultimately rewarding. This morning I took a drive down to Bethlehem […]

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Bear Creek Falls Pennsylvania – Photography & Lesson Learned

Bear Creek Falls Waterfall I like to ride my motorcycle through the Poconos, and I regularly pass the Bear Creek Falls on my ride around the Francis Lewis Dam. It is usually a trickle of […]

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Using WeeWX for Home Automation

Now that Wunderground has decided to remove free API access for PWS owners, we needed a local replacement using WeeWX for home automation systems.

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WeeWX Weather Station Post Install Configurations

Previously I posted about migrating my Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station running WeatherCat software on a MacMini to WeeWX software on a Raspberry Pi. This continues the configuration and customization of the solution

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The Hubitat Journey Continues – WebCoRE

The continuing saga of Local Processing – WebCoRE  In my post yesterday I described the initial migration steps from SmartThings’ (ST) cloud based home automation to Hubitat’s local processing solution. I am extremely impressed with the […]

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