Monday, July 24th, 2017
I picked up a Wemo® Mini Smart Plug for my wife’s nightstand light last week. It integrates nicely with Alexa (unlike my Sensi Thermostat) and so far I’m happy with it. I’ve only had one issue with it so far that I can blame on the integration. Every once and a while, Alexa will refuse to turn it on or off until you use the Wemo app to do it. I’m thinking something gets a little out of sync between them but I do not know for sure. The bigger issue I have is my wife refuses to use it at night, she just turns the nightlight off at the bulb like she always has. Means when I get home I have to turn the light on at the bulb then tell Alexa to turn the switch off. I’m thinking of modifying the light so the switch doesn’t work, but I’m not sure I want to do that yet. But as of right now, I can recommend the Wemo® Mini Smart Plug, especially if you have an Amazon Echo of some sort.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
After playing with my Echo Dots for a couple of days I really want to start replacing outlets & switches to make a full smart house. Do I need to, no. But the ability to turn a light on or off by speaking would rock. Especially in our bedroom, where I have to stumble past the bed to my wife’s side in order to turn her nightstand light on. Currently looking at just a TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini for her lamp because it only takes up one outlet. There are other options that only take up a single outlet, but I’ve read good reviews on them.
Monday, June 19th, 2017
I am officially running a Sia host at home. Currently at around 4.8997TB of storage. I need a lot more SiaCoins for collateral though. Currently at around 12,000SC and I’m thinking in need somewhere around 1,000,000SC for the amount of space I have. But this combined with my Monero mining & Bitcoin loans are a way to make some extra money so I’m happy.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Well, since I’ll be getting my new phone this Friday, I need to find some USB C cables. The one cable it comes with just won’t be enough for me…….To bad Amazon is full of cables that aren’t safe to use.
Monday, June 5th, 2017
Well, I am working on an Android app for supportXMR.com which is the Monero mining pool I am part of. I’m using Xamarin so I can code it in C# (which I know better than Java). Its going ok, but I’m running into an issue communicating with the API. I hate TLS, it is so difficult to troubleshoot.
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
I got back into the cryptocurrency world. I’ve been mining XMR at https://supportxmr.com/. Really good people there. I’ve also been investing in Siacoin and offering storage to people. Finally I’ve been using the Poloniex Lending Bot to automate Bitcoin loans to make more money. I’m just about to the point where I can afford a remote starter for my car. Really looking forward to that since my car no longer has the time to warm up on my drive to/from work.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
I have added the Amazon Affiliate Plugin. This will make it a lot easier for me to post a link here. Just like this one.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
A long time ago my Ultrabook died. I’ve been using my dad’s laptop for now (as he has a desktop and I no longer do). I am saving for a nice shiny new Gigabyte P55Wv6-PC3D so if you could order stuff though my support us page I would appreciate it. Also, the link to the laptop will give me a kickback if you order through it. I have a long way to go for the laptop so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.