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May/22

Water Depth Sensor With ESP32

Overview We live in a house with a water tank in the loft which uses gravity to feed water to any of the water sources upstairs in the house like the hot water tank to bathroom taps. Now and again, … Continue reading

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Apr/22

Time Tracking With NFC Tags On Android

Overview NFC tags are relatively cheap solution to start timers (or any other tasks in Tasker) where GPS has an accuracy up to 50 metres. An NFC tag is down to the centimetres. NFC is less of a power draw … Continue reading

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Mar/22

Cannot Remove Healthy (Recovery Partition)

Overview Windows Disk Management tool does not allow recovery partitions to be removed so the command line route is the built in option to do this. Delete partition Open a command prompt as administrator. For example: typing cmd in the … Continue reading

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Feb/22

Home Assistant Backup

Overview Backups are very important especially the amount of effort spent in automating everything. If the automations are done right, any loss would have a impact whether it’s inconvenience to dependencies making the time to recover even more important. I … Continue reading

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Jan/22

Adobe Lightroom Classic On SSD

Overview Adobe Lightroom (LR) is more or less the defacto tool photographers use to manage their libraries. It allows organisation of photos to fairly comprehensive editing facilities. One limitation with current SSD’s is the price per MB. With space at … Continue reading

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Dec/21

Raspberry Pi Connect To Hidden SSID

Turns out the Raspberry Pi won’t automatically look for hidden WiFi networks. CLI To enable this edit the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and add scan_ssid=1 inside the network declaration: SD With the SD plugged into another computer other than the Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading

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Nov/21

Setting Up nVidia Jetson Nano In Headless Mode With Windows 10

Overview There are a few instructions online to setup the nVidia Jetson Nano using Linux/FreeBSD based OS so I found a way to do it from Windows. Pre-Requisites Besides the hardware described here, you’ll need a terminal to access the … Continue reading

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Oct/21

Home Assistant: New Starter Tips

Overview These are the things I wish I knew at the start of Home Assistant to save time and re-doing various setup related changes. It purely focuses on configurable points within Home Assistant as opposed to choices of eco systems, … Continue reading