Scene Controllers Setup

Scene Controllers Setup

The Vera is a great Zwave controller for XTension but Zwave Scene Controllers need to control a Zwave device. I tried to use a plugin on the Vera to create Virtual Switches but that created another scene not an actual unit in XTension. So what you want to do is create...
Gates, Maybe It’s Time To Build A New One!

Gates, Maybe It’s Time To Build A New One!

Traditional Exterior by Portland Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Donna Giguere, APLD Landscape Design Asian Entry by Newport Beach Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Studio H Landscape Architecture Tropical...
Xfinity Internet Performance Tier doubles

Xfinity Internet Performance Tier doubles

  Xfinity Internet Performance Tier doubles to 50 Mbps. Blast Tier doubles to 105 Mbps and Extreme Tier moves from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps.   Comcast today announced that it has increased Internet speeds for customers in almost all of its residential service areas...
Adding Home Presence To Automation

Adding Home Presence To Automation

So what are we doing here? First the base system for my automation is an application that runs on a Mac called XTension it can be found at MacHomeAutomation.com. The best thing about the software is it’s flexibility and that I will discus another day.  Today...
On our way to Maui…Maybe!

On our way to Maui…Maybe!

Got a funny story for you we get to San Jose airport at 5:30 for a 6:15 flight with no bags to check. Yea you know how the story goes TSA line is ungodly long, random checks and such so we miss our flight. We got a lady at the flight desk that was kind enough to...
Using Linux One Page @ A Time

Using Linux One Page @ A Time

Trying to get the files listed on linux a page at a time? Well there is a way. The easy way is using [php] $-l [/php] But better yet lets get some more data listed, data is always good if you can use it so enter this [php] $ ls -l | less [/php] This alows you to...