Welcome to my lair of inter-web despair. OK, it isn't really that bad.

Hello, my name is Jezra. I'm a software/web developer, musician, and all around general tinkerer living is golden California. As a knowledge seeker I like to spend my time in the persuit of:
  • software development
  • playing music
  • human locomotion
  • photography
  • competitive whisker growing
  • tinkering
  • some of this, some of that
and quite a few other things as well.

If you have a problem, and you can't get the A-Team, MacGyver, or the Ghostbusters, drop me a line, I might be able to help (credentials available upon request).

you might also be interested in my Coffee photo a day project.

Sun 15 Mar 2015

The Magic starts at 3:30AM... because at 3:30AM every day, a cron task runs on the chicken coop computer to determine when the coop door should open and close later that day. For most of my weather needs I had been using the http://wunderground.com API, but for some reason, they don't offer access to twilight data through the API and I didn't want to write a webpage scraper to harvest the data from their website.

Continue reading at blog/The_magic_starts_at_330AM_a_coop_story
Sun 8 Mar 2015

Last Autumn, I began the process of building a chicken coop and chicken run for about 4 chickens. One of the biggest concerns for me was making sure that the door to the coop is secure at night. There are plenty of expensive automatic coop doors available online, but I was more intent on building my own door because ... uh... well.... I like to build things.

Continue reading at blog/GNU_Linux_chicken_coop_door_hardware
Sun 1 Mar 2015

Last night, I went out to a nice sushi dinner with some wonderful people and we shared a bottle of sake. This morning, I put the empty sake bottle on the glass cutting rig.

Continue reading at blog/Sake_bottle