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Upgrade Kankun Smart Plug

To preserve some changes and files I added. Add their path to sysupgrade.conf, in my case this is /www/ and /www/cgi-bin/. # cat /etc/sysupgrade.conf ## This file contains files and directories that should ## be preserved during an upgrade. # … Continue reading

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Wages

I was filling the Heep up with gas today at the local Cumberland Farms and noticed a help wanted sign “Starting pay $13 an hour”. This made me think of Al Vermalia he was an old codger I worked with … Continue reading

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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

One large spaghetti squash one pound mozzarella sixteen ounces ricotta cheese four ounces butter garlic cloves to taste one pound boneless skinless chicken four ounces Italian dressing basil cubes to taste Heat the oven to four hundred degrees Split the … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles

3 Quarts Bread and Butter Pickles I added a little chili powder, lemon and pepper to give it a slight bite. I also ignored the onions as I’m no fan of onions and celery. I let these sit with the … Continue reading

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BLT Steakhouse and Ford Sync by Microsoft

At first glance you would think these two things have no relation. However they seem to originate from the same place. I was riding home in works 2015 Ford Escape, equipped with Sync. I asked for some Willie Nelson, which … Continue reading

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Eco Plug

With a lot of help from Viktor I tinkered with an Eco Plug that I got from Home Depot for $7.50ish. I can turn it off and on using voice commands on Alexa. This has an esp8266 wireless board in … Continue reading

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Wemo Lights

I wanted a way to control my Smart Home devices inside the house if I had no Internet connection. I have a mix of Wemo and Kankun plugs right now that I’m using to control various lamps and my outdoor … Continue reading

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