The Whizzo Blog

Goodbye Drobo, Hello Synology!

I've used a first-generation Drobo FS NAS for about 2.5 years now for daily backups of my virtualized servers, Time Machine backups of my two Macs and media streaming to Apple TV devices. I avoided using it for much more than that because file transfers...

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Posted on Oct 23, 2012

Vera and Lutron RadioRA

I really enjoyed working with Perceptive Automation's Indigo and successfully integrating the Lutron RadioRA lighting system with it. As I'm sure any home automation geek can attest to, after spending a week with it I wanted to integrate additional...

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Posted on Jun 12, 2012

Indigo and Lutron RadioRA

A couple of days ago, I discovered Perceptive Automation's excellent Indigo home automation software for the Mac. I installed the evaluation version on my Mac Mini server and disappointingly discovered there was no built-in support for the Lutron RadioRA

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Posted on May 22, 2012


I spent the long holiday weekend on a fun little project I've unimaginatively dubbed SIO2Arduino. Yes, I'm a geek :-)

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Posted on Jan 3, 2012