Low power home server without a RaspberryPi

Let’s face it electricity is expensive, in the UK alone the cost per kWh has doubled over the last year, and reflecting on what we’re running in our homes 24/7 like home servers feels like problem worthy of attention. Where we begin As it stood in my home, Frigate (CCTV NVR), Home Assiatant (Home Automation), Plex (Media Server) & NAS were all running from a HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8. At the time I aquired this server it provided a rock solid base to run everything from, and be dammed the power consumption electricy was cheap.

Sorting colors

Previously i talked about finding similar colors, I’d now like to move onto sorting. given a sparse set of colors how do i arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing order. There is an inherent problem with this statement through. I have two axis in which I can work on screen x and y, but color is three dimensional. So we have to work out a way to minimise one of those axis or combine two to achieve something close to a pleasant lay down.

Finding similar colors

Every once in a while I find a subject I get obsessed with. At the moment it’s color, so for the next few posts I want to document some of the things I’ve been playing with. Starting at the beginning… given any x,y point in a picture find the closest color from a limited set Introducing plastic bird, our subject of study. I want to extract the color from image at position x:0 and y:0.