Archives December 2017

Thursday, 28th December 2017 - 19:27:51


Today I built up three Sonoff boxes which will be used for controlling various mains things. The two smaller black boxes used cheap extension leads. The larger box with two sockets uses an old IEC lead. They work well and are easy to use with the phone app, however, I will be eventually replacing the firmware on these so that they don't have to connect to AWS every time I want to toggle their state. Something with a local server and state tracking would be much more responsive and reliable.

Sunday, 24th December 2017 - 07:52:03


8 Racks of ribs on the BBQ for Christmas lunch! They look like they are good enough to eat already!

Saturday, 9th December 2017 - 14:20:15


Today Emily helped me restore (with thick gloves!) a string of cherry lights which we've had for ages. Lucky we had plenty of spare globes, just about every second one needed replacing.

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