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Smart Home Tech

SmartThings and other Z-Wave and Zigbee smart-home tech.

Aeotec Multisensor 6

They pack a lot into a small package, but run through batteries fast.

Related Tech

Various motion detecting (night) lights

Make your house light up wherever you go (just like Blade Runner!) without expensive, clumsy smart-home tech.

Badger Recordall Model 35 Water Meter

Not smart home tech, but supporting data about residential water meters. Net finding: They work great!

Home Energy Topics

Efergy Home Energy Monitoring

I've monitored all my house's circuit breakers with Efergy sensors since January 2016. Efergy is simultaneously great and problematic.

Using USB for battery power

Wouldn't it be great to wave a magic wand and not need batteries? You can do it pretty easily with any old USB adapter plus a few diodes that cost less than a dollar.

Simple Electricity Outlet Energy Monitoring Gear

Floureon, Ensupra, P3 Eletronics... which is best?

A few tips on the Georgia Power Electricity company

They're part of; concepts may apply to anyone outside Georgia who is covered by them.

Georgia Natural Gas Pricing

For those served by the Atlanta Gas & Light area.

Personal Finance

PC Games Chronicle

My hella PC Games Chronicle page

Consumer Product Reviews and Data

A selection of my product reviews and observations. They typically have far more technical details than others', or point out the non-obvious. I often post reviews elsewhere, but put my better ones here because they often get buried on other sites. And I can update them at will here.

Amazon Prime No-Rush Credits

The U.S. Postal Service's Informed Delivery

Cuisinart Programmable 14-Cup CBC-6400PC Coffeemaker

Oral-B Pro Care 5000 Toothbrush

Fridge Filter Flow Rate

A simple way to measure how clogged your frig filter may be, and whether it needs replacement.


Overclocking PCs

I oc'd a Haswell from 3.4 to 4.4 Ghz, a 30% speed increase. I also wrote a sensible guide to overclocking on

3D Printing

Here's a YouTube of 3D printing. Designed in Tinkercad; printed via for $4.

Wikipedia work

I've mostly done small edits on Wikipedia, but a few are notable.

The Power Of Dilution

A little note on trying to clean anything at all, where rinsing is involved. Rinsing your caulking rag as an example.

Wiki reference notes

Notes to myself about how to work certain MediaWiki things. If it helps someone else, how groovy is that.

Spirituality and Musings

For now,

Clinical Immortality

It is coming, no stopping it. I estimate it will be here in the 2050s.

A Poem for Mom and Dad

after the battle of Rabaul ... who remembers who?

except for dying,

everything's great

A little poem called All

Contact me to ask a question or contribute. I'm happy to add your insights to my wiki pages.

Note: As for most MediaWiki sites, you can use the View History tab up top to see when any page was last edited, and what the edits were.