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Intermatic HA-03WD Lamp Module

Dealing with home automation, I used the spare lamp module I had, a Intermatic HA-03WD Lamp Module and it took a bit to get it connected to my z-stick connected to the raspberryPI. The pi is running pidora, and I … Continue reading

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More home automation links

Still gathering information and trying some things out. I have been able to compile the open-zwave code on my raspberryPI and it can see my z-stick usb device but I have not been able to get a z-wave device to … Continue reading

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Working on some home automation

Here are some links that I am using as I work on this. http://thomasloughlin.com/z-wave-controller-setup-on-my-raspberry-pi/ http://conradvassallo.com/2012/03/14/lights-control-open-zwave/ http://code.google.com/p/open-zwave-controller/wiki/SetupAndInstallationInstructions http://www.openzwave.com/

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Connected Emergency failover switch!

Connected up the Emergency failover switch. Right now power is switched to the grid and I have not yet connected in the Inverter yet. The really cool thing is this gives me all sorts of options. While my solar system … Continue reading

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Removed the garden for the winter and stocked up some food

Today we got the garden ready for winter. We pulled a bunch of good food out as we removed the garden. Each year we learn a lot about how to adjust things for the future. One thing we learned is … Continue reading

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Mount a Raid1 drive from a Dell Perc S100 Windows in Linux

This was a challenge given to me by one of my employees, he forgot the admin password of a windows7 machine that was running on a PowerEdge T110 II using a perc s100 raid card in raid level 1.  He … Continue reading

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New purchases today, for a company I do work for.

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IP camera

So I am thinking of getting one of these, or a few of these:

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Astaro 220 (version 1)

So I was able to install the home version of astaro on an old Astaro 220 version 1. This is what I did: 1. get a new hard drive 2. get a IDE DVD drive 3. the internal cable for … Continue reading

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My new rifle

I am currently building my new AR-15 6.5 Grendel rifle that has been the rifle of my dreams for quite a wile.  You can learn more about How To Build AR-15 Rifles and build one of your own, just a … Continue reading

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