Alexa is Listening

The latest rage in the news is to talk about this family that had their conversation recorded by Alexa, then emailed to someone in a contact list. On the surface this sound: crazy, rediculous…OUTRAGEOUS!! But wait, they had something in their home that is continuously monitoring everything that is said? (they actually had multiple Alexa Read More

Russian Facebook Ads

Whatever your stance on “Russian Meddling” is, I have a few things to say…. 1) Name for me a U.S. election in your lifetime that you think the Russians did not try to create confusion (meddle) 1 a) Do the same where the U.S. did not try to create confusion in a Russian election 2) Read More

openHab and openHabian

I decided it was time to fiddle with openHab. In short, this is an open source home automation system. I had a spare Raspberry pi 2 sitting around, and at first loaded openHab on it. I didn’t understand what was going on, so I then just reflashed the device with openHabian. I now realize I Read More

Health Care Cost Fix

Lionel Richie was on CNBC yesterday talking about HEAL, a healthcare startup that can fix our ever rising healthcare costs. I remember hearing about HEAL about a year earlier on CNBC and back then I didn’t understand how it would survive. HEAL is about home visits from a doctor. Like it was in the old Read More