Hi to everyone. I’m Màni !

Originally hailing from southwest Missouri, I currently call Portland, Oregon my home. I write code, brew beer, and take pictures of things.


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AWS CodeCommit

The Picture So Far I’ve used a number of VCS flavors and platforms over the years.  I started with CVS, moved on to SVN for a good long while, and was finally converted over to Git long after it had achieved its critical mass.  I had a sourceforge account (which I loved) long before it […]

Pressing Matters

WordPress to Octopress and Back Again This site is once again running on WordPress.  It’s been through many changes since its earliest incarnation as handwritten static HTML.  There have been versions based on custom PHP frameworks, a pyblosxom-based variant, and most recently, the Octopress installation. Directly prior to Octopress, the site had already been using WordPress. […]

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 3

Part 1 and part 2 covered getting the Raspberry Pi booted up and configured with a basic software stack for developing on top of. With that out of the way, we can focus on wiring up the remaining hardware components. There will be two types of IO devices wired to the Pi – temperature sensors […]

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 2

In part 1 I walked through getting the Raspberry Pi initially up and running. Once you’re logged in, you can immediately start hooking up sensors and start polling them directly from the command line. However, you’re likely going to want some more software installed for additional tasks. For my fermentation controller, I’ve decided on the […]

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 1

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap single-board computer with generic IO features which make it ideal for brewery automation projects. The BrewPi project is just one example. I decided to assemble a similar project with the goal of being able to monitor, log, and control the fermentation temperature of two 5-6 gallon carboys of fermenting […]