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Sending email with arduino and php.

Most of the currently available solutions for sending a simple email with arduino are bit complicated for my taste. Like knowing your SMTP server ip and the converting your password and username to bas64 like whaaat no way, ain’t nobody got time for that.

So here is a solution, BUT there are couple of small BUT-s you have to have access to some kind of web hosting solution. (There are plenty of free hosting solutions out there, like googling + registration = 3 min. I tested 😉 ). And the hosting solution has to have smtp enabled on php or supported (I didn’t find any that didn’t work). And I will show you how to check that.
We will use: Arduino Uno and WizNet W5100 ethernet shield.

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Python disk IO logger in tutorial

Recently I was in front of a pickle. Like many of us I wished a log about my system drive reads and writes or IO operations.
For Linux there are some good tools for overall and in depth monitoring of your system (like iotop, vnstat, etc…) but I wanted something small and simple.
So I decided to write my own. (Full code @ the end of the post)

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