Welcome to my blog. This is mainly about IT, information management and Cyber Security with occasional forays into general technology, science and maybe even politics and beliefs. You may find quite a few errors and formatting issues right now. That’s because I’ve just moved from a self-hosted WordPress blog to a cloud hosted Hugo blog. I’m still sorting out the finer details. Please use the contact form if you spot anything.
2018-01-11 Understanding the Node-RED Runtime API
Node-RED exposes an extensive API at runtime. While most of this is _not_ available within your flows, much of it _is_ available to custom nodes. Unfortunately, documentation for the API lags behind development. This page documents some of the key things I've learned about the API, what it does and how it works.
2018-01-10 VSCode - multiple cursors
VSCode supports multi-cursor editing, here are some tips on using it.
Some examples of using AngularJS with the Node-RED Dashboard. Not all features of Angular are accessible via the Dashboard.
2018-01-07 Alternate static site generators to Jekyll
2018-01-07 Making Node-RED available over the Internet
There are already too many people putting up insecure services over the Internet. Please don't add to this problem. This article explains a simple way to get some level of connectivity to Node-RED over the Internet without security issues. It also explains some of the wider issues and where to go for more details.
2018-01-05 Jekyll default variables
These are the default attributes (variables) that you get with each part of the Jekyll domain.
While sites generated using GitHub pages can use Jekyll to enhance them, there are some limitations and, it seems, a number of problems.
The following code automatically generates a list of collection documents. It assumes that the collection uses `output: true` and optionally includes a collection title and description defined in the `_config.yml` configuration file.
The following code automatically generates a list of pages that exist in a given folder.
2018-01-05 How to extract a table from HTML
While Node-RED has some nodes for extracting data from HTML, the nodes are rather simplistic. Here is a quick way to extract the data from an HTML table element.