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David G. Simmons

Honey, I Instrumented the Kids with InfluxDB!

Parenting is hard. It’s even harder when your kids are sick. But kids are germ factories, and no matter what you do, they get sick. And then you have to touch them and get the germs on you. And then you …

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David G. Simmons

Sending Alerts from Kapacitor via MQTT

A long long time ago (in a galaxy far far away) I wrote about using this little GlowOrb I had to show alerts from Kapacitor. It was really pretty cool, and I’ve been using it for demos ever since to …

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David G. Simmons

Monitoring OpenWRT with Telegraf

What’s the most popular open source router software in the world? OpenWRT, of course! It’s the go-to firmware replacement for a huge number of routers both for home and business use. So of course, you need to monitor it! Now …

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David G. Simmons

A Twitter Chat on IoT and Data

Yesterday (that would be 12/14/2017) I participated in a live Twitter Chat hosted by @rackspace that they call #cloudchat. Apparently this is a regular event that they host, but this latest one was focused specifically on the Internet Of Things, …

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David G. Simmons

Architecting IoT Gateway Devices for Data Downsampling

There are all sorts of ways to architect your IoT Data Deployment, and what’s right for one enterprise will not necessarily be right for another. Depending on the size and complexity of your IoT project , there can be, of course, …

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David G. Simmons

ThingMonk 2017: Insight and Learning on IoT

Back in September, I attended the ThingMonk Conference in London. Here is a brief overview of what I learned and some of the insight I gleaned from the conference. The ThingMonk 2017 videos are starting to drop if you want …

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Using External Data Sources to Enhance Your IoT Data

I write a lot about IoT data, and what to do with it. (Hint: Store it in InfluxDB, of course!) But there’s more to making your IoT data useful than just storing it, analyzing it, and visualizing it—which is so …

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David G. Simmons

Building a Better Telegraf Plugin (Still for Beginners)

Seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing a blog about How To Build a Telegraf Plugin for Beginners. Wait, that was just yesterday! And yet here I am back again writing another one. If you read yesterday’s post, …

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David G. Simmons

How to Write a Telegraf Plugin for Beginners

Maybe all your data comes from sources that already have existing Telegraf plugins, but I’m guessing that’s not the case. I’ve made extensive use of the http Telegraf plugin so far, and I’m working on a project that uses the …

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David G. Simmons

Using InfluxDB and NODE-RED to Bring Your Data to Life

Putting your IoT data into a backend system is great. Being able to query and visualize your IoT data is even better. Making your IoT data actionable is, really, what should be the ultimate goal of an IoT data system. …

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