Archive for January, 2015

Tips on securing and monitoring your vacation home

Written by on 29th January 2015 in security with 0 Comments

So you’ve finally done it, you’ve gone and bought a vacation home! Now your next thoughts are on keeping it secured, since it is so far away and probably vacant most of the time. Be it on the side of a mountain, a tropical island, at the beach, or just in your favorite city, there are some steps you can take to secure it. This is how I secured and monitor my vacation home.

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CT30 Thermostat Zwave trouble

Written by on 29th January 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

I bought several of these thermostats because they are cheap basic ZWave thermostats. Turns out, there is a very specific bug for some of these (including one that I received)! It makes all other zwave devices in your network go offline, because if floods the network with messages!

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Google Maps is sleazy

Written by on 15th January 2015 in technology with 0 Comments

Earlier today, I was looking for a local ski shop because I wanted to buy some new boots tonight for this weekend. So I opened Google Maps, and it gave me results for several options. So I clicked on the first one and was checking out their website, they had good inventory and I opened the chat window to talk to someone there. I was asking about inventory, at which point I discovered they aren’t even in this state! Google Maps was showing me a place on the map that did not exist. I wasted a good 20 minutes looking around at boots.

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What I learned from owning a Laundromat

Written by on 7th January 2015 in laundromat with 0 Comments

Back in 2009, I bought a laundromat…

I thought it would be pretty easy: clean the place up, respond to voicemails from people that lost money, fix the machines that were broken, and collect the money for a low-stress passive and reliable income source.  So I thought at the time.

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