Home Adviser Radio Ad

I have 2 dogs that, at times, will be allowed inside to chill. All too often, when they are crashed on their big dog pillow thing and I’m elbow deep in work…the Home Adviser radio ad comes on. This seems innocent enough…right? The problem is, the commercial ends with a doorbell chime. Like clock work Read More

openHab Good Bye

A few months back I stumbled upon openHab, an open source home automation system. Here is the post I wrote about openHab. It has been a few months. I setup openHab on a Rasberry Pi device. That was fairly straight forward. I went with Z-Wave bulbs/devices and setup went pretty well. If you are looking Read More

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