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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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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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