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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 using an old laptop and a Z-Stick.  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. […]

d3js multi-time series, timeline or lane charts

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I’m starting to play with 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 […]