Archived Posts

Initial Thoughts on the Matter Smart Home Ecosystem

Posted May 21, 2021 Home AutomationHardware

Google provided more details this week about Matter. Is it here to drive home automation forward?

Adding Smarts and Color to an IKEA Lamp

Posted May 20, 2021 (Revised May 21, 2021) Home AutomationHardwareLED LightingDIY

WLED helped me turn a basic, inexpensive owl lamp into something fun. Owl show you how.

Hello Again

Posted May 14, 2021 General

Back in my little corner of the Internet.

Where Smart Tech Doesn't Belong

Posted July 31, 2019 Home AutomationHardware

There are a lot of bad smart home products out there. Here are some of the worst offenders.

Picking a Computer for Home Assistant

Posted July 22, 2019 (Revised May 21, 2021) Home AssistantSmart Home 101Hardware

Find the right hardware to run your Home Assistant installation on.