New Website!

I started this ‘blog’ a couple years ago because I wanted a repository for my tech based explorations and to keep a set of instructions and reminders handy so I could easily redo these things if needed. I thought that I may as well post the information online because its possible that if I needed … More New Website!

HomeAssistant: Set Inovelli Dimmer Switch LED Colour

Inovelli Red Series Dimmer Switches (Inovelli LZW31-SN) are great, feature rich Z-Wave devices and one of the cool features is to be able to use Home Assistant to change the colour of the LED indicator on the front of the switch! This is just a brief article showiing how to manually change the colour in … More HomeAssistant: Set Inovelli Dimmer Switch LED Colour

Home Assistant: Amazon Alexa Integration with Emulated Hue

Integrate Home Assistant and Amazon Alexa and your smart home setup can have the benefits of both. You can enjoy Alexa’s simple voice control with the power of Home Assistant. It also allows you to extend Alexa to many Home Assistant Devices even if they are not Alexa supported out of the box. This of … More Home Assistant: Amazon Alexa Integration with Emulated Hue

WiiU Homebrew: Hack Your Nintendo WiiU and Install Games From Backup

I’ve just ‘hacked’ my Nintendo WiiU and installed homebrew software to allow me to run backups of my games from an external hard drive. It is fantastic! A homebrew setup will also allow you to use emulators (for older Nintendo or other retro games), custom games, and mods. If you have a WiiU kicking around, … More WiiU Homebrew: Hack Your Nintendo WiiU and Install Games From Backup

TrueNAS: Sonarr Manual Install

Sonarr is a multi-platform app to search, download, and manage TV shows. It automatically downloads TV shows via Usenet and BitTorrent. Sonarr can integrate directly into your media server setup and integrates directly with most modern download clients: uTorrent, Deluge, rTorrent, NZBGet, SABnzbd, qBittorrent, Transmission and many more. It will determine when an episode has … More TrueNAS: Sonarr Manual Install

Star Control 2: Ur-Quan Masters -Procedurely Generated Map and Infinite Play-ability

Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters is undoubtedly one my favourite games ever originally developed by Toys for Bob (Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III) and originally published by Accolade in 1992 for MS-DOS and was released to critical acclaim. Now, its replay value has increased infinitely with an updated version of the game which … More Star Control 2: Ur-Quan Masters -Procedurely Generated Map and Infinite Play-ability