A personal blog about IT & life

Ando Roots

Site Reliability Engineer at Bigbank, hardware hacker, improviser, founder of improv.ee, and in a "it's complicated" relationship with coffee.

Repurposing an Old Phone: Personal HUD Screen

Instead of throwing away old hardware, why not put it to good use as a digital "picture frame" on your wall?

DockerCon 17

Thoughts from DockerCon 17 Europe

God Knows Me

Apparently, followers of Him have mystic powers in determining facts about me

Girlfriend Puzzle

I built a small electronic puzzle for my girlfriend

Microcontrollers are Export Controlled

This item is export controlled by the United States government. By law, we are required to gather the following information from you as the importer.

Cards Against Improvisation

A horrible game for spontaneous actors

Military Starter Kit

A Backpack of Things One Might Need as a Soldier

Serving HTTPS Web Pages With Apache and Letsencrypt

A step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a web server with HTTPS support

Securing SSH Keys

Increasing key security by storing the private key on an encrypted USB drive

April Fools: Annoying Laughter Machine

Building a simple motion-activated April Fools prank

Beware - I'll Make Your Desk Vibrate

Using a 555 timer to build a time-delayed vibrator

Chat Room Statistical Analysis

Using programming and statistics to answer questions about chatting habits

Wipe Your Phone Before Handing It Over

Mean people will violate your privacy if you don't

Office Prank: Building A Secondary Remote To A Wireless Doorbell

Attiny85 RF Transmitter Module

HipChat, Slack and Fleep Sit In A Bar...