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Crunching The Numbers: How Much Will Your Electric Car Really Cost? | CleanTechnica
some good real-world measurements from Germany. Ireland's residential electricity costs are roughly comparable to the Netherlands I think in price/kWh
evs  cars  driving  costs  home  household  electricity 
2 days ago by jm
Block Advertising on your Network with Pi-hole and Raspberry Pi
A good walkthrough of the Pi-Hole network-wide adblocker install and operation
pi-hole  ads  blocking  ops  home  raspberry-pi 
10 weeks ago by jm
LiV Pi
Air quality sensor board for Raspberry Pis, with a good quality self-calibrating NDIR CO2 sensor
co2  air  quality  monitoring  metrics  health  home  raspberry-pi  hardware  to-get 
12 weeks ago by jm
What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home
I am happy to note that I've grown out of this kind of pain (I think)....
Do you just want better Wi-Fi in every room? Consider buying a Plume or Amplifi or other similar plug-n-go mesh system. On the other hand, are you a technically proficient network kind of person who wants to build an enterprise-lite configuration at home? Do you dream of VLANs and port profiles and lovingly tweaked firewall rules? Does the idea of crawling around in your attic to ceiling-mount some access points sound like a fun way to kill a weekend? Is your office just too quiet for your liking? Buy some Ubiquiti Unifi gear and enter network nerd nirvana.
networking  wifi  wireless  ubiquiti  sdn  vlans  home  ops 
july 2018 by jm
Dalzells of Markethill
an Armagh-based home appliance retail shop, apparently doing good deals and with free delivery to Dublin. recommended by Karlin Lillington: "Superb prices, will do multi-purchase deals, FREE delivery to Meath/Louth/Dublin & bend over backwards to offer service & advice"
via:karlin  armagh  shopping  appliances  kitchen  home  import  tips 
march 2018 by jm
My £300 32Amp Charging Station Install
good writeup of a DIY EV car charger install
ev  cars  diy  car-chargers  home 
january 2018 by jm
Alarm systems alarmingly insecure. Oh the irony | Pen Test Partners
Some absolutely abysmal security practices used in off-the-shelf self-installed wireless home alarm systems -- specifically the Yale HSA6400. Simple replay attacks of the unlock PIN message, for instance
security  home  wireless  alarms  yale  fail 
october 2017 by jm
Wifi AP Placement [video]
'AP Placement - A Job For the Work Experience Kid? | Scott Stapleton | WLPC EU Budapest 2016'
ap  wifi  placement  layout  ops  wireless  home  presos 
july 2017 by jm
Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum cleaner
sounds like a decent enough vac at a low price point, word of mouth is good
robots  cleaning  vacuum-cleaners  xiaomi  gadgets  home 
july 2017 by jm
'Best Plex Media Server' -- this looks pretty superb for EUR240 or thereabouts
media-servers  plex  video  home  tv  toget  nvidia  shield  android 
july 2016 by jm
Virgin Media Ireland hate people working from home
What the hell, Virgin?
Section 12: Use of Virtual Private Network (VPN)
As stated above, the Virgin Media Services are for residential use only and we do not support the use of VPN. If we find you are using VPN we may instruct you to stop using it and you must comply with this request. This is in order to prevent problems with our network and other Internet users.
virgin-media  virgin  upc  isps  ireland  teleworking  telecommuting  home  vpns  vpn 
may 2016 by jm
Google's Nest killing off old devices
Google is making customers' existing devices useless, less than 2 years after the devices were available for sale, with only 2 months warning. This is one of the reasons I won't spend money on the Internet Of Things shitshow.

'"Which hardware will Google choose to intentionally brick next?" asks Arlo Gilbert. "If they stop supporting Android will they decide that the day after warranty expires that your phone will go dark? Is your Nexus device safe? What about your Nest fire alarm? What about your Dropcam? What about your Chromecast device?"'
iot  fail  google  alphabet  nest  revolv  home  shutdown 
april 2016 by jm
SmartThings Presence Detection using DD-WRT Router Script
neat trick -- using DD-WRT's arp tables and a cron job to detect presence of wifi devices (e.g. phones) and take action based on that. By using , it should be feasible to wire up any IFTTT action when a device connects to my home wifi...
wifi  make  hacking  home  ifttt  dd-wrt 
march 2016 by jm
Chromecast Speakers
Supports Spotify -- totally getting one of these
spotify  speakers  music  home  google  gadgets  toget 
october 2015 by jm
Book a domestic cleaner online in 60 seconds; "like Hailo for cleaners" apparently. Live in Dublin, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. Use code HASSLEDUBLIN for 15% off
hailo  cleaners  hassle  via:hailo  domestic  home  services  b2c 
july 2014 by jm
Projectors on The Wirecutter
I'm going to need this pretty soon -- lots of white spots showing up with the current BenQ :(
projectors  video  home  hardware  reviews 
february 2014 by jm
Fuck Yeah Internet Fridge
'why the fuck does my fridge need Twitter?'
twitter  funny  tech  home  fridges  internet  web  appliances  consume 
january 2014 by jm
Rasmus' home NAS design
I'm trying to avoid doing this in order to avoid more power consumption and unpopular hardware in the house -- but if necessary, this is a good up-to-date homebuild design
nas  hardware  home  storage  ops  disks 
november 2013 by jm
Setting up FamilyShield
OpenDNS's simple DNS-based blocking of dodgy content. Will need to set this up on the home router now that the kids are surfing...
opendns  dns  blocking  filtering  home  porn  familyshield 
july 2013 by jm
When 'Smart Homes' Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet - Forbes
Hardware designers do their usual trick -- omit the whole security part:
[Trustwave's Crowley] found security flaws that would allow a digital intruder to take control of a number of sensitive devices beyond the Insteon systems, from the Belkin WeMo Switch to the Satis Smart Toilet. Yes, they found that a toilet was hackable. You only have to have the Android app for the $5,000 toilet on your phone and be close enough to the toilet to communicate with it. “It connects through Bluetooth, with no username or password using the pin ‘0000’,” said Crowley. “So anyone who has the application on their phone and was connected to the network could control anyone else’s toilet. You could turn the bidet on while someone’s in there.”
home  automation  insteon  security  hardware  fail  attacks  bluetooth  han  trustwave  belkin  satis 
july 2013 by jm
Fuchsia MacAree — A-Z of Untranslatable Words
Lovely poster by fantastic Irish illustrator Fuchsia MacAree, who's launching her first exhibition of art and drawings at the Bernard Shaw tonight.

See also "Learn To Swear With Captain Haddock":
want  art  prints  fuchsia-macaree  words  etymology  home 
october 2012 by jm
Coding Horror: Revisiting the Home Theater PC
Jeff Atwood pimps the latest HTPC SBC with onboard GPU, to support 1080p painlessly. comments are good too (via Nelson)
htpc  hardware  tv  home  1080p  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
Boxee Box issues feedback and response
'Using Boxee to play local files? having issues? Here's what were going to do about it.' It's amazing to see this level of responsiveness from an appliance vendor!
appliances  boxee  set-top-box  tv  video  home  customer-service  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Conall's Blog » DIY Multimedia Centre
good data on a reasonably-priced 1080p setup. I'm struggling through this right now, particularly on attempting to reuse an old laptop which can't play 720p output reliably, let alone 1080p. But EUR799 for a new Mac Mini seems steep
1080p  720p  hdmi  display  tv  hardware  home  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
How do I do silicone sealant neatly?
so that's how it's done. now to retry my DIY botch job
silicone  sealant  diy  home  howto  from delicious
july 2010 by jm Western Digital WD TV Live Network-ready HD Media Player
$99, 10-watt, fanless device to stream HD1080p video, in pretty much any format, from a network server to your TV. crazy. quite competitive with the Acer Aspire Revo; downside: less open
tv  wd  wd-tv-live  hdtv  hd  video  set-top-box  home  from delicious
may 2010 by jm
BenQ W600 projector
600 euros all-in for an entry-level DLP home cinema projector capable of 720p HD. tempted, but stil a bit pricey
shopping  tv  video  projectors  home  cinema  dlp  hdtv  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
the MagicJack
a GSM femtocell for the home -- USB-driven, the size of a pack of cards, $40. this won't last long
femtocells  gsm  phone  home  voip  telephone  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Mint Studio Multi-Room Wireless Speaker
$130 speakers; outputs from computer via USB, transmits to wireless receiver, which also has an iPod dock and a line-in. exactly what I'm after! (thanks Jason for the tip)
via:jcosper  music  sound  mp3  home  wireless  speakers  from delicious
november 2009 by jm

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