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Of S-Video TVs, Homekit Smart Plugs, Extensions cords, etc.

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Wow, it is really raining Homekit Smart Plugs and Extension cords. Really, I’m wondering, why given the relatively low cost, you wouldn’t just get all your new extension cords and multiple outlet adapters as HomeKit devices now, so some things to think about: Upgrading an old S-Video TV with an Apple TV is not crazy…

When WordPress JetPack fails it could be your Certbot SSL on DigitalOcean Ubuntu and Netlify DNS.

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OK, this was a strange problem I hit today, suddenly, when using WordPress, JetPack could no longer see the custom site. Even running the diagnostics led to an unknown error. I saw a fleeting message about invalid SSL certificate but this never appeared again. But when I went to Safari and click on the lock icon for…

Configuring multiple houses with multiple family members with HomeKit Secure Video

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OK, as a poor man’s burglar alarm, we’ve been trying to figure out how to use HomeKit Secure Video and also have night lights go on in various vacation and summer homes across an extended family. It turns out that it is pretty tricky to do (and we have one outstanding issue), but here are…

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Installing Starlink and making sure you do not have a VPN on your Mobile device

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Well, we are about halfway through getting Dishy McFlatface to work and here are some notes. First of all getting it at all: To get it, you got to https://starlink.com throw in your address and pay the $99 deposit It then estimates when you can get it. Right now, for rural areas it’s pretty easy…