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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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Samsung Smartthings Hub

To get Google Home to play with my WeMo switches I ordered one of these hubs. For about fifty dollars it added a bunch of other features like door and window sensors along with multi sensors that can detect water … Continue reading

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Google Home Arrived and was returned

Setup took about ten minutes from unboxing to being in use. It probably would have taken less time if I had my phone and the Google Home on the same wireless network. I have two WiFi networks and decided to … Continue reading

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Amcrest Connect Plug aka Kakun WiFi Smart Plug

More info on this plug here. Android App to program these plugs WidgetKK for SmartPlug. Default user root and password p9z34c. SSH is enabled by default. As it turns out Amcrest has someone else make this, KONKE Technology Co. BusyBox … Continue reading

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