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Monthly Archive: October 2013

What makes a day bad 0

What makes a day bad

The lesson here is simple. Stress at work doesn’t help you stick to a diet. Secondly, and quite possibly more important, always eat dinner before going to the cinema because there is nothing in...

This is the wrong direction 0

This is the wrong direction

Well I wanted things to change but they appear to be heading in the wrong direction. While my colds getting better I’m still far from well again so I’m not doing any extra exercise...

Getting there 0

Getting there

Weighing 74kg in five weeks may not seem much, but it’s well within my targets and, far more importantly, maintainable. The trick is reaching 74kg in five weeks, and not putting any more back...

Which Home Automation to take LightwaveRF 0

Which Home Automation to take LightwaveRF

LightwaveRF is the new kid on the block, unrelated to X10 it shares the 1970s spirit and economic appeal. One of the biggest advantages I can see so far is the availability of components....

Let’s celebrate 0

Let’s celebrate

The biggest problem I’ve had with this new blog idea was posting. Unlike WordPress Drupal doesn’t support mobile content creation naively and not a lot of people are working to add support. Mostly this...

Which Home Automation to take X10 0

Which Home Automation to take X10

As I stated in my previous post, I have narrowed down the home automation protocols I wanted to look at to the big three: X10, Z-Wave and LightwaveRF. In the comments Bernard has suggested...

October 26th, A slow start 0

October 26th, A slow start

This has not been a exercise rich day since I came down with the cold late last night, but my Fitbit has been recording away and its not to disgraceful all things considered. On...

My Path Towards A Smart House 0

My Path Towards A Smart House

I have had visions of an automatic house since first seeing the idea on Tomorrows World. A few years ago I made my start, automatic lights controlled by motion sensors and door connectors. This...

A Hacker’s Diet 0

A Hacker’s Diet

Its a strange thing, that first morning, when you look in the mirror and ask yourself “What happened?”. For me this was back in March 2012 but denial was a large part of the...