First learnings from Home Assistant home automation

My first experiences in playing around with home automation  are resulting in a running framework (basic network for extendibiltiy and integration). I am working with raspberry Pi and Home Assistant as central environment. The operating system is debian based, so it comes with all the debian features. Home Assistant is a layer on top with […]

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New Images in my Flickr Photo Stream

I have added some new, old images on my flickr photostream. The images have been made in last summer/autumn showing some impresssions from Opatja (Croatia), some more in December in Hongkong and some nature views. Mainly shot with Fujifilm XF 35f2 on X-e2, slight corrections only.

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Banana Plugs with Yamaha Receiver

After reading through the manuals of the Yamaha N470d receiver I recognized that the usage of banana plugs are documented for the speakers but they are not for the receiver unit of the stereo device: The speaker input plug allows by default screwing the speaker cable into the plug. You will find a plastic protection.

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Yamaha & Airplay & Zyxel 419N

After configuring the airplay feature of my Yamaha CRX-N470d I encountered issues with my wifi router. For the wifi I am using an Zyxel NBG-419N v2. The Zyxel router by default has the UPnP feature deactivated. To get the airplay running correctly on the Yamaha device the UPnP feature must be activated.

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Photostream re-activated

I have reactivated my photostream on my weblog. The origninals are hosted on flickr.

All photos are shot with an Fujifilm X-E2. My aim is to do not do any image postprocessing and show the possibilities of the Fujifilm camera – the published photos are JPEGs coming straight out of the camera. Most of them are shot in using the different Fujifilm film simulation modes. I will work on a post showing my presets.

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Fujifilm X-E2 Firmware Update 4.0 first impressions

When I first read the firmware update (4.0) rumors for my Fujifilm x-e2, big expectations were raised. Now after applying the update my expectations were mainly satisfied. As promised the autofocus got much quicker – which is in my opinion the most important result. The additional autofocus modes allow a better configuration for focussing. There are some […]

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