Home Automation System Architecture

“Gentlemen, I am now about to send a signal from this laptop through our local ISP, racing down fibre-optic cable at the speed of light to San Francisco, bouncing off a satellite in geosynchronous orbit to Lisbon, Portugal, where the data packets will be handed off to submerged transatlantic cables terminating in Halifax, Nova-Scotia, and […]

Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 3!

“How’d you get ready so fast?” – Leonard Hofstadter. The new Raspberry Pi 3 that I ordered arrived today. It was very exciting I can assure you. As soon as I put it together, well put the device in the case anyway,  I used the Windows 10 IoT image helper to place the latest Windows […]

LIFX Firmware Update v1.5.

“I can’t talk right now, I have several thousand updates to install.” – Sheldon Cooper (referring to Windows 98). I recently picked up another LIFX light bulb (see my original post here). As always, the first thing to do after taking it out the box is to run the firmware update program from LIFX. The […]