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smarthome

Home Assistant

7 minute read

I believe home automation, at least for me, is to a large extent driven by the joy of trying out new things and extending my system. I think this is why, des...

FHEM Installation on Raspberry PI

4 minute read

In my previous posted I briefly outlined my current attempts at a home automation setup using FHEM. In this post I will describe the basic steps necessary to...

Home Automation with FHEM

2 minute read

For a while I was fairly happily running OpenHAB to control and automate my HomeMatic devices. I had a few rules configured to trigger outdoor lighting and t...

Home Smart Home - A Few Weeks Later

1 minute read

After a few attempts to get my Z-Wave network to work reliably I finally decided to maybe try something else for the outdoor lights. The Z-Wave setup did not...

Resetting Z-Wave devices

less than 1 minute read

Since I bought a new Z-Wave controller recently (ZME_UZB which support Z-Wave PLUS) I was now facing an issue there I needed to remove a device from my old c...

Controlling Diskstation via openHAB

less than 1 minute read

While building my Smart Home system I figured I might as well attach my Diskstation DS212 to the controls so I can turn it on and off at will. To make this w...

Home Smart Home - Day 2

less than 1 minute read

After a day of experimentation with openHAB I finally decided to first build a prototype system, rather than cutting real wires and putting the actors in bet...

Home Smart Home

less than 1 minute read

End of last week I finally ordered the first few components to start my Smart-Home project. I am basing my setup on Z-Wave because I like the fact that it is...

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homematic

Home Assistant

7 minute read

I believe home automation, at least for me, is to a large extent driven by the joy of trying out new things and extending my system. I think this is why, des...

FHEM Installation on Raspberry PI

4 minute read

In my previous posted I briefly outlined my current attempts at a home automation setup using FHEM. In this post I will describe the basic steps necessary to...

Home Automation with FHEM

2 minute read

For a while I was fairly happily running OpenHAB to control and automate my HomeMatic devices. I had a few rules configured to trigger outdoor lighting and t...

Home Smart Home - A Few Weeks Later

1 minute read

After a few attempts to get my Z-Wave network to work reliably I finally decided to maybe try something else for the outdoor lights. The Z-Wave setup did not...

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ubuntu

Setting default applications in Ubuntu 10.10

less than 1 minute read

After installing Adobe Reader into my Ubuntu installation I noticed that the Adobe Reader was actually making itself at home as the default viewer for PDF fi...

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

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Python

pilight2mqtt

1 minute read

Some days ago I blogged about my first experiments with pilight and mentioned that I intended to attach it to Home Assistant. Today I finally found the time ...

Testing XMLRPC Controllers in Pylons

1 minute read

Testing is one of the essential tasks in modern software development, so it is only natural to want to test an application as thoroughly as possible.

Generating Faults in Pylons XMLRPCController

less than 1 minute read

This might seem easy enough, but it took me a while to get it right since the Pylons documentation is a bit misleading here, really. It says you should use x...

Django on Windows

less than 1 minute read

To more easily use Django on Windows, create a dos .bat file in Django’s bin directory named django-admin.bat with the following content:

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zwave

Home Smart Home - A Few Weeks Later

1 minute read

After a few attempts to get my Z-Wave network to work reliably I finally decided to maybe try something else for the outdoor lights. The Z-Wave setup did not...

Resetting Z-Wave devices

less than 1 minute read

Since I bought a new Z-Wave controller recently (ZME_UZB which support Z-Wave PLUS) I was now facing an issue there I needed to remove a device from my old c...

Home Smart Home - Day 2

less than 1 minute read

After a day of experimentation with openHAB I finally decided to first build a prototype system, rather than cutting real wires and putting the actors in bet...

Home Smart Home

less than 1 minute read

End of last week I finally ordered the first few components to start my Smart-Home project. I am basing my setup on Z-Wave because I like the fact that it is...

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Development

MDA Tools Überblick

less than 1 minute read

Wer sucht, der findet. Leider nur ein Ausschnitt aus einem relativ alten iX Artikel über MDA Tools: iX 5/2005, S. 102: Softwareentwicklung.

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ci

Running Tycho in Jenkins/Hudson

less than 1 minute read

When I first started running my Tycho/Maven build of my visual editor in Jenkins the build would always fail if a single test failed. That was mainly because...

CUnit-to-JUnit transform now on BitBucket

less than 1 minute read

One of the most visited blog entries on this blog probably is my article on transforming CUnit results to JUnit results: CUnit Tests in Hudson. There I write...

CUnit Tests in Hudson

1 minute read

Since I needed to parse the results of some CUnit tests in Hudson in a recent project, I came up with the following transformation which I apply to the cunit...

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hudson

Running Tycho in Jenkins/Hudson

less than 1 minute read

When I first started running my Tycho/Maven build of my visual editor in Jenkins the build would always fail if a single test failed. That was mainly because...

CUnit-to-JUnit transform now on BitBucket

less than 1 minute read

One of the most visited blog entries on this blog probably is my article on transforming CUnit results to JUnit results: CUnit Tests in Hudson. There I write...

CUnit Tests in Hudson

1 minute read

Since I needed to parse the results of some CUnit tests in Hudson in a recent project, I came up with the following transformation which I apply to the cunit...

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Hardware

My new PC

1 minute read

After some five years I finally decided it was time to say goodbye to my old desktop PC, an old Intel Core2Quad Q9550  with 8GB RAM and an somewhat ancient S...

DIY NAS #1: Introduction

2 minute read

I’ve been pondering the thought of buying a NAS system for quite some time now but could not find a suitable one. My requirements are quite challenging thoug...

Des Christkinds liebste Gadgets

2 minute read

Da ja bald Weihnachten ist stelle ich an dieser Stelle einfach mal eine Liste der Must-Have-Gadgets für das diesjährige Weihnachtsgeschäft zusammen. Wer als...

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linux

Setting default applications in Ubuntu 10.10

less than 1 minute read

After installing Adobe Reader into my Ubuntu installation I noticed that the Adobe Reader was actually making itself at home as the default viewer for PDF fi...

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

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web

Pylons and Apache with repoze.who BasicAuth

less than 1 minute read

To be able to use Basic Authentification in repoze.who running in a wsgi app in your Apache installation, you need to tell Apache to WSGIPassAuthorization. A...

Generating Faults in Pylons XMLRPCController

less than 1 minute read

This might seem easy enough, but it took me a while to get it right since the Pylons documentation is a bit misleading here, really. It says you should use x...

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

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Pylons

Testing XMLRPC Controllers in Pylons

1 minute read

Testing is one of the essential tasks in modern software development, so it is only natural to want to test an application as thoroughly as possible.

Pylons and Apache with repoze.who BasicAuth

less than 1 minute read

To be able to use Basic Authentification in repoze.who running in a wsgi app in your Apache installation, you need to tell Apache to WSGIPassAuthorization. A...

Generating Faults in Pylons XMLRPCController

less than 1 minute read

This might seem easy enough, but it took me a while to get it right since the Pylons documentation is a bit misleading here, really. It says you should use x...

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eclipse

Running WindowTester Pro from Maven/Tycho

less than 1 minute read

Running SWTBot tests as part of your maven/tycho build cycle is rather well documented and pretty straight forward (see for example the sonatype docs). Doing...

Running Tycho in Jenkins/Hudson

less than 1 minute read

When I first started running my Tycho/Maven build of my visual editor in Jenkins the build would always fail if a single test failed. That was mainly because...

vRest maven build finally working

1 minute read

I finally managed to get the Maven-based build of my Eclipse-based graphical editor to work - including unit and swtbot-ui tests:

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mqtt

pilight2mqtt update

1 minute read

Today I finally found a moment to make pilight2mqtt a bit more usable and also add some infrastructure.

pilight2mqtt

1 minute read

Some days ago I blogged about my first experiments with pilight and mentioned that I intended to attach it to Home Assistant. Today I finally found the time ...

Home Assistant

7 minute read

I believe home automation, at least for me, is to a large extent driven by the joy of trying out new things and extending my system. I think this is why, des...

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pilight

pilight2mqtt update

1 minute read

Today I finally found a moment to make pilight2mqtt a bit more usable and also add some infrastructure.

pilight2mqtt

1 minute read

Some days ago I blogged about my first experiments with pilight and mentioned that I intended to attach it to Home Assistant. Today I finally found the time ...

Pilight

3 minute read

I recently read an article in the German computer magazine c’t about controlling simple plugin switches via pilight. Pilight is a small piece of software wit...

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demoscene

Favourite Demos

less than 1 minute read

I just tuned in to demoscene.tv and came to think of my five favourite demos of all times. Here we go in order of appereance:

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cunit

CUnit-to-JUnit transform now on BitBucket

less than 1 minute read

One of the most visited blog entries on this blog probably is my article on transforming CUnit results to JUnit results: CUnit Tests in Hudson. There I write...

CUnit Tests in Hudson

1 minute read

Since I needed to parse the results of some CUnit tests in Hudson in a recent project, I came up with the following transformation which I apply to the cunit...

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server

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

Making Bugzilla run on Windows with XAMPP

1 minute read

I was struggling a bit with making Bugzilla 2.2 work on my Windows XAMPP. I kept getting error about child processes not being able to start. The logs said t...

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apache

Pylons and Apache with repoze.who BasicAuth

less than 1 minute read

To be able to use Basic Authentification in repoze.who running in a wsgi app in your Apache installation, you need to tell Apache to WSGIPassAuthorization. A...

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

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grails

Multiple Many-to-Many in Grails

1 minute read

Creating many-to-many relationships in Grails is quite simple. It is also possible to have multiple many-to-many relationships in a single class, but for som...

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

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xmlrpc

Testing XMLRPC Controllers in Pylons

1 minute read

Testing is one of the essential tasks in modern software development, so it is only natural to want to test an application as thoroughly as possible.

Pylons and Apache with repoze.who BasicAuth

less than 1 minute read

To be able to use Basic Authentification in repoze.who running in a wsgi app in your Apache installation, you need to tell Apache to WSGIPassAuthorization. A...

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jenkins

Running Tycho in Jenkins/Hudson

less than 1 minute read

When I first started running my Tycho/Maven build of my visual editor in Jenkins the build would always fail if a single test failed. That was mainly because...

CUnit-to-JUnit transform now on BitBucket

less than 1 minute read

One of the most visited blog entries on this blog probably is my article on transforming CUnit results to JUnit results: CUnit Tests in Hudson. There I write...

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maven

Running WindowTester Pro from Maven/Tycho

less than 1 minute read

Running SWTBot tests as part of your maven/tycho build cycle is rather well documented and pretty straight forward (see for example the sonatype docs). Doing...

Running Tycho in Jenkins/Hudson

less than 1 minute read

When I first started running my Tycho/Maven build of my visual editor in Jenkins the build would always fail if a single test failed. That was mainly because...

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tycho

Running WindowTester Pro from Maven/Tycho

less than 1 minute read

Running SWTBot tests as part of your maven/tycho build cycle is rather well documented and pretty straight forward (see for example the sonatype docs). Doing...

Running Tycho in Jenkins/Hudson

less than 1 minute read

When I first started running my Tycho/Maven build of my visual editor in Jenkins the build would always fail if a single test failed. That was mainly because...

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fhem

FHEM Installation on Raspberry PI

4 minute read

In my previous posted I briefly outlined my current attempts at a home automation setup using FHEM. In this post I will describe the basic steps necessary to...

Home Automation with FHEM

2 minute read

For a while I was fairly happily running OpenHAB to control and automate my HomeMatic devices. I had a few rules configured to trigger outdoor lighting and t...

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home assistant

pilight2mqtt update

1 minute read

Today I finally found a moment to make pilight2mqtt a bit more usable and also add some infrastructure.

Home Assistant

7 minute read

I believe home automation, at least for me, is to a large extent driven by the joy of trying out new things and extending my system. I think this is why, des...

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home automation

Pilight

3 minute read

I recently read an article in the German computer magazine c’t about controlling simple plugin switches via pilight. Pilight is a small piece of software wit...

Home Assistant

7 minute read

I believe home automation, at least for me, is to a large extent driven by the joy of trying out new things and extending my system. I think this is why, des...

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smart home

pilight2mqtt

1 minute read

Some days ago I blogged about my first experiments with pilight and mentioned that I intended to attach it to Home Assistant. Today I finally found the time ...

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Rants

The good old days

4 minute read

Lately I’ve been playing a lot of Titan Quest. Being some kind of Diablo Clone it is quite fun to play, though it does not reach the originals level of quali...

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comics

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dilbert

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Design Principles

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MDA

MDA Tools Überblick

less than 1 minute read

Wer sucht, der findet. Leider nur ein Ausschnitt aus einem relativ alten iX Artikel über MDA Tools: iX 5/2005, S. 102: Softwareentwicklung.

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fun

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metrics

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testing

CUnit Tests in Hudson

1 minute read

Since I needed to parse the results of some CUnit tests in Hudson in a recent project, I came up with the following transformation which I apply to the cunit...

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German

Des Christkinds liebste Gadgets

2 minute read

Da ja bald Weihnachten ist stelle ich an dieser Stelle einfach mal eine Liste der Must-Have-Gadgets für das diesjährige Weihnachtsgeschäft zusammen. Wer als...

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gifts

Des Christkinds liebste Gadgets

2 minute read

Da ja bald Weihnachten ist stelle ich an dieser Stelle einfach mal eine Liste der Must-Have-Gadgets für das diesjährige Weihnachtsgeschäft zusammen. Wer als...

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cites

Quote of the Month

less than 1 minute read

From: Terry Pratchett - The Last Hero - A Discworld Fable.

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N900

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usb

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bugzilla

Making Bugzilla run on Windows with XAMPP

1 minute read

I was struggling a bit with making Bugzilla 2.2 work on my Windows XAMPP. I kept getting error about child processes not being able to start. The logs said t...

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xampp

Making Bugzilla run on Windows with XAMPP

1 minute read

I was struggling a bit with making Bugzilla 2.2 work on my Windows XAMPP. I kept getting error about child processes not being able to start. The logs said t...

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tomcat

Connecting Apache2 and Tomcat6

less than 1 minute read

If you ever need to serve Tomcat applications through Apache2, here is a quick guide on how to do this on Ubuntu.

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gorm

Multiple Many-to-Many in Grails

1 minute read

Creating many-to-many relationships in Grails is quite simple. It is also possible to have multiple many-to-many relationships in a single class, but for som...

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groovy

Multiple Many-to-Many in Grails

1 minute read

Creating many-to-many relationships in Grails is quite simple. It is also possible to have multiple many-to-many relationships in a single class, but for som...

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Django

Django on Windows

less than 1 minute read

To more easily use Django on Windows, create a dos .bat file in Django’s bin directory named django-admin.bat with the following content:

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Windows

Django on Windows

less than 1 minute read

To more easily use Django on Windows, create a dos .bat file in Django’s bin directory named django-admin.bat with the following content:

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XML-RPC

Generating Faults in Pylons XMLRPCController

less than 1 minute read

This might seem easy enough, but it took me a while to get it right since the Pylons documentation is a bit misleading here, really. It says you should use x...

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repoze

Pylons and Apache with repoze.who BasicAuth

less than 1 minute read

To be able to use Basic Authentification in repoze.who running in a wsgi app in your Apache installation, you need to tell Apache to WSGIPassAuthorization. A...

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webtest

Testing XMLRPC Controllers in Pylons

1 minute read

Testing is one of the essential tasks in modern software development, so it is only natural to want to test an application as thoroughly as possible.

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XMLRPCController

Testing XMLRPC Controllers in Pylons

1 minute read

Testing is one of the essential tasks in modern software development, so it is only natural to want to test an application as thoroughly as possible.

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DIY

DIY NAS #1: Introduction

2 minute read

I’ve been pondering the thought of buying a NAS system for quite some time now but could not find a suitable one. My requirements are quite challenging thoug...

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NAS

DIY NAS #1: Introduction

2 minute read

I’ve been pondering the thought of buying a NAS system for quite some time now but could not find a suitable one. My requirements are quite challenging thoug...

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junit

CUnit-to-JUnit transform now on BitBucket

less than 1 minute read

One of the most visited blog entries on this blog probably is my article on transforming CUnit results to JUnit results: CUnit Tests in Hudson. There I write...

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xslt

CUnit-to-JUnit transform now on BitBucket

less than 1 minute read

One of the most visited blog entries on this blog probably is my article on transforming CUnit results to JUnit results: CUnit Tests in Hudson. There I write...

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FernUni

vRest maven build finally working

1 minute read

I finally managed to get the Maven-based build of my Eclipse-based graphical editor to work - including unit and swtbot-ui tests:

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java

vRest maven build finally working

1 minute read

I finally managed to get the Maven-based build of my Eclipse-based graphical editor to work - including unit and swtbot-ui tests:

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windowtester pro

Running WindowTester Pro from Maven/Tycho

less than 1 minute read

Running SWTBot tests as part of your maven/tycho build cycle is rather well documented and pretty straight forward (see for example the sonatype docs). Doing...

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biber

What to do if biber stops working on MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

Yesterday evening I ran into a bit of a problem when I tried building my latex document that uses biblatex/biber. For some reason, biber would not generate a...

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biblatex

What to do if biber stops working on MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

Yesterday evening I ran into a bit of a problem when I tried building my latex document that uses biblatex/biber. For some reason, biber would not generate a...

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latex

What to do if biber stops working on MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

Yesterday evening I ran into a bit of a problem when I tried building my latex document that uses biblatex/biber. For some reason, biber would not generate a...

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blog

New blogging engine

1 minute read

Finally, after a year of almost no activity, I have updated my blog with new software. I used to run Wordpress for the past seven or so years but finally dec...

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software

New blogging engine

1 minute read

Finally, after a year of almost no activity, I have updated my blog with new software. I used to run Wordpress for the past seven or so years but finally dec...

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network

Controlling Diskstation via openHAB

less than 1 minute read

While building my Smart Home system I figured I might as well attach my Diskstation DS212 to the controls so I can turn it on and off at will. To make this w...

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openhab

Home Automation with FHEM

2 minute read

For a while I was fairly happily running OpenHAB to control and automate my HomeMatic devices. I had a few rules configured to trigger outdoor lighting and t...

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electronics

Pilight

3 minute read

I recently read an article in the German computer magazine c’t about controlling simple plugin switches via pilight. Pilight is a small piece of software wit...

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