Category Archives: Experiences

Use Google Assistant As Offline Brain

You can use Google Assistant to remember things but those items are stored in your Google activity timeline and instead I would rather store them in Google Keep. I am guessing Google set it up this way so that it … Continue reading

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Setting Up A Raspberry Pi Zero W

I got a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a Christmas gift and I have spent yesterday and today getting it set up, which for the most part means installing the operating system. First off, now that I have one in … Continue reading

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Time For A New Smartphone

In the fall of 2015 I was using the Moto X as my daily driver that was getting long in the tooth. At the time I bought the Moto X, Motorola was part of Google and the X was the … Continue reading

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A Smarter Crib

Over the last couple of years my home has slowly been getting smarter. It started in the fall of 2014 when Amazon provided an offer to Prime subscribers to buy the Echo at a discount. At that time Echo was … Continue reading

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Google In Da House

In preparation for a podcast that I will participate in this weekend, I am thinking about my experience with Google Home. I am early adopter of the Amazon Echo, which I use to control my Hue lights, SmartThings, and Harmony … Continue reading

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