Hi, I'm Brunty

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I'm a software developer working remotely in the Midlands, UK.

Latest posts

Connected Home Devices

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2022 • Read time 5 minutes

The Internet-of-Things sucks. But I like having data and control over parts of the house. So here's the devices I use for that as I'm often asked what ones I use.

Energy Monitoring: 2022 Edition

Posted on Tuesday September 6, 2022 • Read time 20 minutes

I started monitoring my energy usage last year out of curiosity, but with how prices have risen this year, it feels less like a "this would be fun to know" situation and more of a "where are we using energy that we shouldn't be" situation now.

Got bored, made some security-focused chat backgrounds

Posted on Monday July 18, 2022 • Read time 1 minute

I use Signal as my message app of choice. From the WhatsApp days of past, I kinda liked the weird-and-quirky icon backgrounds they had. No idea what's on them, but it was visually pleasing.

I got bored, so I made some backgrounds, originally with 4 colour ways and 4 opacities of the icons. All in 2160x3840 resolution.

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