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Lazy Security?

24. February 2012

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I recently had a scare when a neighbor was burglarized. Why he picked his house and not mine was more a case of increased odds in my favor (in my opinion), as opposed to simply dumb luck. Over the years, I have taken certain steps to better secure my home and give me a better “security […]

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Whole House Audio – Now on Android!

6. November 2011

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You may have read my previous post on my whole house audio system. I have been very happy with it over the years, but lately, the ability to EASILY choose which music I wanted to listen to AND be able to listen to it anywhere I want has been a struggling cause. My system has been […]

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What was that on the radio?

11. October 2011

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For those of you that struggle from time to time like I do, trying to figure out the band or singer on the radio, you need to have SoundHound installed on your Android Phone (I believe there are iPhone versions as well). I used to use Shazam to identify bands (I was in the beta […]

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Evernote

22. April 2011

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Remember Everything. Pretty bold slogan, right? Head to Evernote, and that’s what you will see. Evernote offers its users the ability to save anything that they want. If you can type it, scan it, say it or photograph it you can store it in Evernote note. Even better, once it’s in there, you can able to […]

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Gadget Boy, meet Android (oh, and a cool app called “Our Groceries”)…

28. March 2011

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So I have had an Android phone before… I originally owned the Samsung Moment which, although it was a cool phone, it wasn’t all that spectacular in my opinion. A few weeks ago I renewed my contract and chose the HTC Evo 4G from Sprint. This thing is a beast. I guess it doesn’t hurt […]

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The Uses of Home Automation for the Lazy

11. February 2011

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So many times, when I’ve told people about home automation, their first response is, “I’m not lazy – I can turn off my own lights.” I tried to fight it for so long, but I’ve finally given in — home automation is awesome for the lazy! If you’re lazy, and interested in home automation, which […]

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Media Center / Ceton Thoughts

6. February 2011

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I got the Ceton Card installed a while back. It took longer than I expected, and I wound up having to perform a number of Google searches to locate my answer, which of course was ultimately found on the Green Button. I must say, having the ability to record up to 4 channels at the […]

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Another Touch Panel is operational…

5. February 2011

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About a year ago, I found a great deal on a 19″ touch screen on eBay (which would be the only place I would ever go to if I wanted another touch screen – brand new screens are simply not a good deal, in my opinion). As a result, the 15″ that I had currently […]

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Checking In

30. January 2011

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Hello everyone. I haven’t written anything in a while and thought I would write something this morning. I have been moving forward pretty aggressively with my home automation/media center setup. As you may have read in one of my previous posts, I was able to secure a Ceton InfiniTV tuner card for my HTPC. I […]

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Water Sensor Saves Basement

6. November 2010

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Hello All: You cannot have an even slightly automated house without having a (or several) water sensor(s) in your basement. Last night, during a card game at my house, a friend came up the stairs from the basement and said, “hey, there’s a siren going off in your basement”. I was able to run downstairs […]

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