John P. Hoke https://hoke.org/john Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:15:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 90982829 London Photography – October 2018 https://hoke.org/john/2018/11/london-photography-october-2018/ https://hoke.org/john/2018/11/london-photography-october-2018/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:15:30 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3274 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 work to do in the ten days I spent there, I did have a number of opportunities to get out […]

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Milky Way Processing in On1 Photo Raw 2018 https://hoke.org/john/2018/09/milky-way-processing-on1-photo/ Sun, 09 Sep 2018 22:34:04 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3209 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 on the interwebs make learning this almost cult like… there are secret handshakes, obscure references and seemingly mystical processing steps […]

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Bitten by the Astrophotography Bug! https://hoke.org/john/2018/09/bitten-by-the-astrophotography-bug/ Sat, 08 Sep 2018 21:22:35 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3187 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 oneself about cloudy skies, cursing the dawn, and chasing the Milky Way. If you see someone with this condition, give […]

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Migrating from Lightroom to On1 Photo Raw https://hoke.org/john/2018/08/on1-photo-migrating-lightroom/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 19:04:01 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3176 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 editing, primarily because (in my eyes) On1 wasn’t yet mature enough to risk it. With the release of On1 Photo […]

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SteelStacks – Bethlehem Pennsylvania https://hoke.org/john/2018/08/steelstacks-bethlehem-pennsylvania/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:38:48 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3157 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 and stopped at SteelStacks to get a few shots to ‘reboot’ my creativity. I ended up staying for an hour […]

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Bear Creek Falls Pennsylvania – Photography & Lesson Learned https://hoke.org/john/2018/08/bear-creek-falls-pennsylvania-photography-lesson-learned/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:21:55 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3138 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 water falling down the step like rocks, but we have been deluged with rain for a couple of weeks and […]

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Using WeeWX for Home Automation https://hoke.org/john/2018/05/using-weewx-for-home-automation/ Thu, 24 May 2018 14:17:05 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3120 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 https://hoke.org/john/2018/05/weewx-weather-post-install-configurations/ Mon, 21 May 2018 00:01:58 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3110 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 https://hoke.org/john/2018/05/the-hubitat-journey-continues-webcore/ Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:57 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3087 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

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 speed of Hubitat Elevation’s (HE) automations, and the depth of integrations they already provide, and continue to develop. Another benefit […]

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Migrating from SmartThings to Hubitat https://hoke.org/john/2018/05/migrating-from-smartthings-to-hubitat/ Thu, 03 May 2018 11:59:16 +0000 https://hoke.org/john/?p=3077 John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography

All Politics (and Automation) is Local As I have written about previously, I’ve been working on a smart home / automation solution in my house for about 12-18 months now. My initial buildout was heavily based on the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, which at the time was probably the best available for the investment (time and […]

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