Are your Wyze Devices Safe?

Are your Wyze Devices Safe?

In the past few days, reports of a Wyze data breach have emerged.   It was first reported in a blog post by Twelve Security where ... Read More

Smart Home Yule Log 2019

Smart Home Yule Log 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!  Wishing my friends, family, subscribers, readers, supporters and all of the folks that make up the smart home community a wonderful holiday! ... Read More

HassKit – Home Assistant Mobile UI for IOS and Google Android

HassKit – Home Assistant Mobile UI for IOS and Google Android

Recently, Dust Hoof released his version of a Home Assistant mobile app.  Called HassKit, it is available for both the Apple IOS and Google Android platforms.   ... Read More

Project Connected Home over IP

Project Connected Home over IP

The Connected Smart Home is here to stay.  Today, 3 of the biggest companies on earth decided to form a partnership called Project Connected Home ... Read More

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

This week, Amazon Alexa Routines received two really nice upgrades.  The first was the ability to name your Routines something.  A small enhancement but super ... Read More

How to Name your Alexa Routines

How to Name your Alexa Routines

I noticed recently in my Alexa app, that Amazon has enabled the ability to name your routines!  This functionality was somehow lost in the first ... Read More

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Time for another VXRail upgrade post!  This time we are upgrading from VxRail 4.7.100-11859441 to 4.7.301-26249014.  This will bring the underlying vSphere environment up to ... Read More

What happens if the Wink Platform goes out of business?

What happens if the Wink Platform goes out of business?

The Verge recently reported that the company that owns the Wink Smart Home platform is running out of money.   The company i.am+ owned by Will.i.am ... Read More

Creating a Website in Amazon Lightsail for ~4 Bucks

Creating a Website in Amazon Lightsail for ~4 Bucks

I have written before about my migration from Blogger to an Amazon EC2 instance and it was recieved very well by readers.  The EC2 instance ... Read More

VMware User Environment Manager (aka Dynamic Environment Manager)

VMware User Environment Manager (aka Dynamic Environment Manager)

The end of year is coming up and I’m cleaning out all of my Evernote archives and getting all of my posts up and out ... Read More