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Raspberry Pi NAS – NAS-pi build log- part 3

You have every right to shout at me for leaving this project untouched for so long. I'd like to think I had a good reason for doing so. All materials were gathering dust up...
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Hackspaces – the power of making, with friends

It's been over 3 years since my move from Manchester. I'm still splitting my time equally between work days in Manchester and home time in Teeside.  This resulted in a situation when I have...
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Dodocool Bluetooth Headphones DA144 – review

For some time I have been looking for a Bluetooth headset that would fit every scenario. I'm not sure if such headphones exist, however, I'm always happy to take a look and compare it...
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“Sky” goes to “Mars” – SM5 by Kumantech

It was much colder than I expected, but I'm from the north, and I promised myself that nothing would stop this adventure. It has been a while since I had time to play with...
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Google Nexus 6P RMA – upgrade to Pixel XL for free?

A link to GSM Arena article got shared with me today. Apparently, some users are getting their Google Nexus 6P RMA and upgraded to a Google Pixel XL phone. I discussed my RMA process (successful)...
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Getting Alexa to talk

Encouraged by my recent 'successes' with Amazon Echo and NodeRED, I came up with few more scenarios that I would find rather useful. Getting Alexa to talk when you have pending notifications on your...
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Alexa, wake up my computer (Tasker too!)

It's not the first time I deal with this project, and oh boy, each time it does change quite a bit. How is this different this time? And why would you care?  You are...
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Reviewer’s bias – keeping the audience or connections

Word of warning, this is a rant. A rant of a somehow entitled person, who isn't affected by any real troubles in life (I'd love to keep it this way), therefore, small annoyances replace...
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Tasker and NodeRED – Streamlining notification system

From the previous write up we know I can use Tasker and NodeRED together. I want to have a very efficient and easy way of sending the notifications to my phone. Instead of creating...
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How to add SSL certification to NodeRED

I'm playing with Alexa and Amazon AWS services. Frankly speaking, to get anything to work there is always something else that you need to do. Each time I spend more than an hour trying to...
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