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DIY Dutch Door

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One of many “my wife saw it on Pinterest” projects – next was a Dutch door project at the bottom of our stairs at the entry to the basement.  Having the dutch door here will act as a baby/dog gate, and keep the downstairs more easily connected to up during social functions, or just normal […]

Configure Honeywell Wifi Thermostat Binding for OpenHab2

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I started working on setting up OpenHab as a home automation hub.  My main requirement is to be able to hook up my thermostat, as everything Z-Wave looks pretty straightforward.  My thermostat is a Honeywell WiFi enabled thermostat, which links up to their My Total Connect Comfort site.  The only binding available so far ins’t […]

d3js multi-time series, timeline or lane charts

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I’m starting to play with http://d3js.org/ as it appears to be the way of the future for data visualizations. I’ve set out to create an app that serves and displays images that are in a chronological order in some kind of time-series/timeline, almost a filmstrip like way.  I’ve come across some great examples of a few d3 charts, including […]

Sticky/Squealing Ratchet Starter Briggs and Stratton

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It’s taken me far longer than it should, but I’ve finally gotten my McLane Edger craigslist score in a proper working order. The original issue had always been an awful squealing noise that would totally un-wind the pull cord in disastrous fashion. A secondary issue was that the cutter arm was totally frozen, would not […]

Install OTA HD Antenna – cut the Comcast Cord

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I won’t rant for too long about the great Sham that is Comcast, but remember the big HD TV transition?  With Comcast you “didn’t need to do anything”, right – nothing except get some set top boxes for each TV in your home if you wanted to retain the same programming.  Oh – and you […]