Jordan Nelson

One Month at Atomic Object: Musings of a Corporate Defector


over 1 year ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
My on-boarding process at Atomic Object was almost a year in the making. While I was on assignment for GE Aviation to their joint venture company in Shanghai...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 1: Hardware


9 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This summer, I decided to explore home automation using a Raspberry Pi. I thought that it would be fun to control my garage door with Siri/iOS HomeKit and...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 2: Software


9 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This post is the second in a series exploring home automation using a Raspberry Pi, each covering a different aspect of the build of a garage door controller...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 3: Camera Config & Video Streaming


9 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This post is the third in a series exploring home automation using a Raspberry Pi. Each part covers a different aspect of the build of a garage door controller...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 2: Software


9 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This post is the second in a series exploring home automation using a Raspberry Pi, each covering a different aspect of the build of a garage door controller...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 3: Camera Config & Video Streaming


9 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This post is the third in a series exploring home automation using a Raspberry Pi. Each part covers a different aspect of the build of a garage door controller...

Building a Siri/iOS HomeKit-Enabled Garage Door Control with Raspberry Pi – Part 4: Door Sensors


9 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
This post is the fourth in a series exploring home automation using a Raspberry Pi, each covering a different aspect of the build of a garage door controller...

Simple Database Dump/Restore with Postgres on Heroku


7 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
On my current project, we use Postgres instances running on Heroku for both staging and production. Each team member on the project also maintains a local...

Remote File Editing Over SSH with Visual Studio Code


5 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
Recently, I needed to add an entry to the local domain name server on my home network. For many years, I have used Emacs to edit files on the terminal both...

PDF Snapshot Testing with Node and GraphicsMagick


4 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
The task I am working on this week involves generating downloadable PDF files for customer and supplier orders. We’d like to drive the implementation...