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Cool thing of the week…

February 27, 2015 Rob 0

There’s a small Home Automation slant to this one, I’ve been looking at budget tablets to use as controllers for the house, and by budget I mean under £100. I picked up an HP stream 11 […]

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Music Libraries.

February 22, 2015 Rob 0

I’ve been trying to get a workable music library of late, I’ve tried a number of ways, but have now settled on using iTunes match to keep the whole library, at 20,000 tracks i only […]

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What’s new on our setup?

February 20, 2015 Rob 0

Sadly no new hardware this week, but we now have the replacement hot water tank and configuration for the heating planned out, and just waiting to hear when it can all be installed, and I […]

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Intercoms….

February 20, 2015 Rob 0

This week has seen me configuring a customer’s Loxone Intercom, its a very cool piece of kit, though I do have to admit to being a little disappointed in the documentation from Loxone, which is […]

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I finally get memory flags.

February 12, 2015 Rob 1

Well after a year of using and configuring Loxone setups, i now get the whole memory flag thing, they make my configs look so much neater, unfortunately you can’t use memory flags with the statistics […]

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Not home automation related at all!

February 12, 2015 Rob 0

Just bought one of these Blue Lounge Jimi USB extender for a customer, and thought they were a really handy product to know about. Basically its a nice little plastic extender that drops the USB port […]

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How cool can a light switch be?

February 10, 2015 Rob 0

I’ve not really written much about CES this year, as to be honest after 3 years of attending, and uttering the phrase “i’m not going back next year” at its conclusion, I finally mean it. CES […]

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Intelligent Heating Controllers!!! BAH!!!!

February 10, 2015 Rob 1

I’ve spent all morning working on a problem with the heating controllers on a Loxone system. They might be intelligent when they work, but…. feed them bad information and there’s no easy way to clear […]