PacPong – The Game

PacPong – The Game

Inspired by a T-shirt as sold by Okimono.nl, I created a playable version of the game as depicted on their T-shirt. It is a cross-over between Pac-Man and Pong. Pac-Man became 40 this year!

Send new created Jira ticket info to MS-Teams Channels

Send new created Jira ticket info to MS-Teams Channels

Summary We are using (self hosted) Jira (the Atlassian Issue Tracker / Scrum / Kanban Board) at the office. And we wanted to receive a chat notification for each newly created ticket, to be received in Microsoft Teams Channels. Teams is a collaboration messenger tool like Slack or RocketChat. Jira can send new ticket/story creations using a web-hook to external tools. The web-hook sends a Jira specific JSON payload, no configuration options possible. The project you are looking at, consists…

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3D Printed Lamp Covers

3D Printed Lamp Covers

My last electronics project was creating a LED dimmer for some dinner table lights. This all works fine, but the bare light bulbs were a bit bright to look at directly. The MVP (Minimal Viable Product) version to fix this problem consisted of some ugly paper strips, taped to the bulbs 😉 Even though this MVP version did help, it doesn’t look too good, so a long-term-solution was needed. The lamp fittings are metal, and have some ribs which make…

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WiFi 240V AC Led Dimmer – Speech Controlled

WiFi 240V AC Led Dimmer – Speech Controlled

I wanted to build my own WiFi dimmer, to connect my dinner table lights to Alexa (Amazon Echo Dot). The used parts are an ESP8266 (I used a Wemos D1 Mini Clone), an ATTiny45, some sort of power module to supply 3.3 volt, and a zero-cross-detector / Triac dimmer module.

Fluent Bit Elastic Search Data Type Filter

Fluent Bit Elastic Search Data Type Filter

Summary I have created a Fluent Bit LUA Filter to force proper data types to be send to our Elastic Search (log collector) Database, to prevent Elastic from rejecting the log records. GitHub Project: https://github.com/atkaper/fluent-bit-lua-filter-elastic-data-types Environment We are running a bunch of (on premise) Kubernetes clusters, all having around 20 nodes, with many deployments on it. The deployments use different technologies; Java, Kotlin, Node.js, GO, Python, C, … and quite some standard open source applications. Most of them have been…

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