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Category Archives: Technology

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Using WeeWX for Home Automation

Now that Wunderground has decided to remove free API access for PWS owners, we needed a local replacement using WeeWX for home automation systems.

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WeeWX Weather Station Post Install Configurations

Previously I posted about migrating my Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station running WeatherCat software on a MacMini to WeeWX software on a Raspberry Pi. This continues the configuration and customization of the solution

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The Hubitat Journey Continues – WebCoRE

The continuing saga of Local Processing – WebCoRE  In my post yesterday I described the initial migration steps from SmartThings’ (ST) cloud based home automation to Hubitat’s local processing solution. I am extremely impressed with the […]

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Migrating from SmartThings to Hubitat

All Politics (and Automation) is Local As I have written about previously, I’ve been working on a smart home / automation solution in my house for about 12-18 months now. My initial buildout was heavily […]

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Weather Station Migration to weeWX on Raspberry Pi

Weather Station Migration: Mac to Raspberry Pi I have been running a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station in my backyard for just under four years now. The area I live in has so many […]

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Home Automation with SmartThings and ActionTiles

Do press the shiny red (ActionTiles) button! Moving further down the road of my smart home automation insanity, I’ve started looking for a panel to control things around the home. The paradigm I was looking […]

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Home Automation Solution Mapping

Home Automation, or has my house become self-aware? SkyNet Be Damned! I’ve been playing around with Home Automation and SmartHome IoT technology for a couple of months and went searching for a way to map […]

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Image Optimization – ShortPixel for WordPress

ShortPixel – (Image) Size Does Matter The majority of this website is related to my photography obsession hobby. I’ve always walked a fine line on image optimization – trying to get the smallest images with […]

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Thoughts on Alexa and SmartThings Smart Home Integration

What’s in a Name? Ok, while I may have a Smart Home, my brain is getting fuzzy so I am writing this wall of text more for my own head than anything else. If things […]

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