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PlantLink Plugin for Vera Home Automation

Setup Install the Plugin from the App Store. The Plugin will install as a single device: Open up the plugin and configure it with your username and password which is registered to view your plants on the PlantLink Dashboard, and … Continue reading

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Setup the Amazon Echo Bridge On your Raspberry Pi

Utilizing the Amazon Echo Bridge on your Raspberry Pi is rather straightforward. Get your Raspberry Pi up and running. Get the link to the latest Binary for the Echo Bridge. Login to your Raspberry Pi On the Raspberry Pi you … Continue reading

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Kegbot Beer Status – Vera Plugin

Overview This plugin was created within the Vera Home Automation system to enable monitoring of the Kegbot system. Features Include: Main Kegbot Status Hub (including last drinker) Individual Device Creation Per Keg Per Keg – Status Reporting (Updated every 5 … Continue reading

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Computer Side Table

I needed something that I could house my pc and all of its components in to keep them safe from the curious little Aiden! A side benefit that Mandy enjoys is that it has dejunked that corner of the living … Continue reading

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HTC Incredible Video Settings

I have been using Handbrake to re-encode my videos when I want to watch them on my HTC Incredible Droid. These are the settings being published on the Android forums: HTC Incredible Settings for Handbrake: Container: MP4 [Picture] Width: 800 … Continue reading

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My Movies and Powershell

I have a rather large media collection and wanted to start utilizing My Movies to catalog all of them. The interesting part with My Movies is that every movie must be in its own directory. Since I have too many … Continue reading

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Powershell and Log Parser

Integrating Microsoft Log Parser in Windows Powershell I was tasked with parsing our IIS log files to look for certain text in the log files. I then needed to email out the results to certain individuals. After researching the topic, … Continue reading

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