Weihnachtswunsch – AWS Snowmobile

Dieses Jahr würde ich mir das AWS Snowmobile von Amazon bzw. vom Weihnachtsmann wünschen.

Um auch beim Skifahren auf der Hütte nicht plötzlich vor Speicherprobleme zu stehen.

AWS Snowmobile
AWS Snowmobile https://aws.amazon.com/de/snowmobile/?nc2=h_m1
„AWS Snowmobile is an exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data to AWS. You can transfer up to 100PB per Snowmobile, a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a semi-trailer truck. Snowmobile makes it easy to move massive volumes of data to the cloud, including video libraries, image repositories, or even a complete data center migration. Transferring data with Snowmobile is secure, fast and cost effective.

After an initial assessment, a Snowmobile will be transported to your data center and AWS personnel will configure it for you so it can be accessed as a network storage target. When your Snowmobile is on site, AWS personnel will work with your team to connect a removable, high-speed network switch from Snowmobile to your local network and you can begin your high-speed data transfer from any number of sources within your data center to the Snowmobile. After your data is loaded, Snowmobile is driven back to AWS where your data is imported into Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier.

Snowmobile uses multiple layers of security designed to protect your data including dedicated security personnel, GPS tracking, alarm monitoring, 24/7 video surveillance, and an optional escort security vehicle while in transit. All data is encrypted with 256-bit encryption keys managed through the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and designed to ensure both security and full chain-of-custody of your data.“

It’s done – Windows 10 IoT Core

Ok, mostly done. The Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max is ready for download in the DevCenter https://dev.windows.com/en-us/iot.

It’s a nice website layout by the way with the welcome text:

“ The Internet of your things

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings together devices, sensors, cloud, data and your imagination.
Build what matters most to you.“

Read more on the Windows blog: http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/08/10/hello-windows-10-iot-core/

Immanuel Kant „Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?“

Gelegentlich bin ich erstaunt darüber das trotz der Möglichkeit sich Informationen heutzutage fast jederzeit zu beschaffen, die Fähigkeit daraus Wissen herzuleiten auf der Strecke geblieben zu sein scheint. Zumindest habe ich persönlich den Eindruck das die Aufklärung nicht wirklich in der Breiten Masse angekommen ist.

„Data is not information,

information is not knowledge,

knowledge is not understanding,

understanding is not wisdom.“

Clifford Stoll

Aufklärung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbstverschuldeten Unmündigkeit. Unmündigkeit ist das Unvermögen, sich seines Verstandes ohne Leitung eines anderen zu bedienen. Selbstverschuldet ist diese Unmündigkeit, wenn die Ursache derselben nicht am Mangel des Verstandes, sondern der Entschließung und des Muthes liegt, sich seiner ohne Leitung eines anderen zu bedienen. Sapere aude! Habe Muth, dich deines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen! ist also der Wahlspruch der Aufklärung.

Besonders nachdenklich stimmt mich die Tatsache das Immanuel Kant sein Essay in der Berlinerischen Monatsschrift schon im Jahr 1784 veröffentlichte.

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Data_vs_Information

Hermeneutics – what ?!?

Hermeneutics (/hɜrməˈnʲtɨks/), broadly, is the art and science of text interpretation.“

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeneutics

Just reading isn’t enough to understand what’s written for example on wikipedia. Without further Knowledge of topic it is only data and no meaningful information.

So maybe your next homework should be your own work and not a just copy paste document.

iPad3 mobile data solution

For my iPad one I bought an O2 data package with a very fair price. 200 MB data cost just 10 €.

But additionaly the offer had another plus, the 10€ are only charged when you use the mobile net of O2 in a month.

Otherwise nothing is charged. Unlicely I can’t find that data package on the O2 website anymore.

I’m searching for a data package with approximatly 500 – 1000 MB and 7.2 MBit/s. The datarate should be reduced after reaching the data limit.

No mobile provider had the pay just when you use option.

A fair price for such a data package would be 15 € in my opinion.

One possible offer was from FYVE – Prepaid Smartphone Surfen für 5,- € im Monat. which is still interesting and worth testing.

Another possible one could be from Congster, Endlos mobil surfen und günstig telefonieren für sensationelle 9,99 EUR/ Monat. hmm ?!?

HVAC Monitor Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology

This project involved making a S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) Thermostat which could be accessible over the internet. This project combines several elements of embedded electronics, all while keeping on the theme of Home Automation. This page is a quick overview of the project; full documentation including EagleCAD board schematic & layout, as well as the Source code, can be found at the bottom of the page.

When designing this project, I wanted it to conform to these requirements:

  • Remote control and monitoring via Web
  • Upfront control and monitoring via LCD and pushbuttons
  • Remote Monitoring, Data Logging & Graphing“

http://www.mgdengineering.com/hvac.htm

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