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Jonathan Poland

Twilio for Vacation Rentals

It's been a busy summer and a full rental season since I first automated my vacation rental¬†and it worked beautifully! All season I simply forwarded new reservation emails and it took care of everything else. But there is still one sticking point... I don't want…

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Jonathan Poland

AWS IoT with the ESP8266

I spent some time recently trying to get some ESP8266 devices to connect to AWS IOT. AWS IOT is really just an MQTT broker as a service. However, it has a big caveat for the ESP8266: it requires TLS 1.2. For the longest time, there…

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