Hands-On Guide: Connecting a Raspberry Pi Running Node.js to AWS IoT Core

In this hands-on guide, we will install Node.js on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and then connect our device to the AWS IoT Core service. This service connects to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by using the MQTT publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol and lets your device communicate with other services on the platform.

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Backing Up WordPress Content to Evernote via IFTTT

In a previous post, I mentioned that I’d set up cron tasks to back up my databases and web content. If you’re just hosting a blog and don’t have an always-on remote device to back up that data to, a good alternative would be to do automated backups via IFTTT. Continue reading “Backing Up WordPress Content to Evernote via IFTTT”