• street art
    Hi, I'm Shaun
  • street art
    I live & play
    in Raleigh, NC
  • street art
    Hi, I'm Shaun
  • street art
    I live & play
    in Raleigh, NC
Street Art
Street Art

Hi, Shaun here

I'm a 40-something father of two, residing in Raleigh, NC, where the summer heat has me questioning my life choices.

While I've lived here for 20 years, I still consider myself a Yinzer, growing up around the Pittsburgh, PA area.

About Me

Some of my

Published Apps

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

- Samuel Beckett


Speedtest.net screenshot
Automated Speed Tests on the Raspberry Pi

In 2015, Google Fiber announced that they were coming to Raleigh. As of early 2017, a few neighborhoods have already gotten calls for installation...

January 20, 2017
Timelapse camera project materials
Make a Time Lapse Camera with a Pi Zero

This project uses one of the cheap and tiny Raspberry Pi Zeros, a 3-D printed case, and some components to make a dedicated time lapse camera...

January 17, 2017
He3d printer parts
How to Learn Way Too Much About 3D Printers

I got a 3D printer for Christmas. Sort of. What I actually got was a large box of parts, that when properly assembled, could reasonably resemble...

January 7, 2017
Pi-hole admin panel
Network-wide Ad Blocking with a Raspberry Pi

Instead of blocking ads in an app or browser, a more robust solution is to block requests for ads from ever leaving your home network...

December 20, 2016
Cookie Dash on Scratch
Christmas Games with Scratch and a Makey Makey

Scratch is a straightforward, visual programming environment to help kids learn the basic constructs of programming in an accessible...

December 15, 2016
Punchout on the Raspberry Pi
Retro-gaming with Emulation Station on the Raspberry Pi

This project is a fast and easy way to leverage your Pi for some old school gaming. The heart of the project is Emulation Station...

February 27, 2015

The best way out is always through.

- Robert Frost

Blog Posts

Google Sheets macros
Automated Stock Alerts with Google Sheets

You might have heard the expression "time in the market beats timing the market." A contrarian investment approach is to look at what the average investor is buying...

July 17, 2021
Google Cardboard headset
Pseudo Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

VR didn't quite make the cut for our Christmas wish lists this year, so we decided to dust off our Google Cardboard headsets. Cardboard was introduced at Google I/O...

December 5, 2016
Meal made from kit
My Experience with Meal Kit Delivery Services

I like to eat. I sometimes like to cook. But above all, I love convenience. Marrying convenience with freshly-prepared meals, while picking up some new skills...

July 12, 2016
White Street Brewing car
Fire in the Triangle, Competition Dining 2015

The 2015 season of Competition Dining NC begins early, so as to showcase some of North Carolina's winter harvests. If you're not familiar with Fire in the Triangle...

February 11, 2015
Savor NC van
Fire in the Triangle, Competition Dining 2014

If you're a home cook, enjoy good food, or enjoy cooking competition shows like Master Chef and Top Chef, you owe it to yourself to check out Competition Dining...

July 3, 2014