Home Automation Improvements!

I went on a home automation improvement kick recently! The changes include: OpenHAB – I switched from Misterhouse to OpenHAB for home automation. Why? OpenHAB has a cleaner codebase, more active development community, more efficient event-driven model, increasing device support, a better UI, charting, and a functional mobile client. I completed most of the conversion in…

Fedora 16 Upgrade

I upgraded our server to Fedora 16 from Fedora 14 recently, so I thought I’d continue my tradition of posting the solutions to the problems I encountered to help others. Two major changes in Fedora recently increased the difficulty of this upgrade: the switch to grub2 from the grub legacy bootloader, and the switch to…

New Weather Station!

The new Vantage Pro2 Plus weather station worked, recording about one inch of precipitation during the recent rainfall! Now I just need to get the USB interface working and wview set up to analyze the results. We installed the weather station up on the roof along with the new Wineguard HS-1000 omnidirectional HD antenna, which…

Hit Games Developed in Austin

I recently heard from a friend that past (and maybe present) West Coast game industry executives view Austin as developing no successful titles generating significant profit and/or receiving critical acclaim. I want to convince them otherwise, so here’s the a partial list of hit games developed in Austin: Dishonored (Arkane/Bethesda) – Released October 2012 Sales…