Update: Sump Monitoring

On February 2, 2018 I posted The Internet of Things is here . . . , an article about my initial experience with IoT where I described my plan to monitor the water level in my sump and prevent a repeat of the almost catastrophic flooding of 2016.

120 days (and 151,645 measurements) later, the sump is dry and it’s time to take stock. Continue reading Update: Sump Monitoring


Darwinism in my sideyard!

The side yard at my house in Ottawa is not prime territory for a garden. It is very shaded, the soil is poor quality, and over the years it has been taken over by weeds, specifically the common blue violet. In short, it is the perfect site for a mini-project on Darwinism in action, or not.

Continue reading Darwinism in my sideyard!