Did we need another anypoint-cli?

I asked myself did we need another anypoint-cli-type package in NPM? Well, I didn’t ask myself until after I had done it. A client wanted automation of MuleSoft REST API resources for CI/CD and when I started looking at https://anypoint.mulesoft.com/exchange/portals/anypoint-platform … I wasn’t even thinking about the anypoint-cli tool. I started my work using Ruby and later the client opted …

Time-stamp and Date your console or log messages

While writing Javascript code to automate build and deploy plans for Atlassian Bamboo, I found the need to easily time-stamp and date the log messages because the console logging in my DevOps code is written to the build logs. When builds fail we need all the information we can get. I found a nice npm package called “console-stamp” that does …

Automating MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Management

Recently, I’ve found an enterprise client that is planning for hundreds of API applications and I’ve been consulted to provide them DevOps support. Currently, they are managing API’s at anypoint.mulesoft.com by hand. And, someone in the infrastructure group has figured out, with the help of the development groups, how to manage Anypoint along with the deployment of artifacts to their …

So You Want to Fly FPV: Fly Line of Sight (LOS) first

I’ve been very frustrated with this FPV business because every time I don the goggles, I have a bad experience. I either crash immediately, lose my drone, shoot to the moon, failsafe by disarm, or break something I can’t fix in the field. Today, I flew “Bolt”, my Beta75x 2S performance multi-rotor (PMR) with the goggles in my front yard …

So You Want to Fly FPV: Get a Beta75X

My wonderful wife got me a Beta75X 2S tiny whoop for Christmas and I love it! We had been to Chincoteague Virginia for some alone time after Christmas travels and got home yesterday. Last night, I plugged in a cable to the flight controller, set channel 5 to my left-most shoulder switch on my Taranis and set it to arm …

So You Want to Fly FPV: Build it Yourself

If you have decided you want to fly FPV then you need a Performance Multi-Rotor (PMR) with an FPV camera on it. You can buy one or build it yourself. It’s my opinion that you should build it yourself because you are going to crash. And, crashing actually proves the design and build of your PMR. Years ago I designed …

So You Want to Fly FPV: Initial Questions and Thoughts

Background The title of this posting is “So You Want to Fly FPV?”. FPV is just another hobby that caught my attention after I got a deal on an Anet A8 3D printer and found an FPV quad frame. I must say that the information and education around this sport or hobby is quite scattered. Since I write a lot …

Peon230 FPV Racing Drone

I got really excited when I purchased an ANET A8 3D Printer this summer for about $160. What a deal! I had to put it together which took about 2 days (I was excited remember?). I got the printer because a friend had given me a model file to print brackets for my AMLogic computers that I use for cryptocurrency …

Ginger’s First Audition

I finished my guitar and I still plan to write all about it. Tonight I created a little video to showcase the sound of the guitar. I’m very pleased with the Lipstick pickups (matched set) I got from Guitar Fetish . I named the guitar Ginger. I have a natural finish G&L ASAT Classic (Telecaster model) that I named Mary Anne. I …

My First Guitar Build

I’ve been playing guitars since I was 4 years old, that’s 51 years as of the date of this posting. I’ve had electric guitars and acoustic guitars. My favorite is the Fender sound. I attribute this to the single coil pickup design. I have owned one Fender product and that was a used Fender Precision Bass I bought to do …