First learnings from Home Assistant home automation
Banana Plugs with Yamaha Receiver
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 […]
Yamaha & Airplay & Zyxel 419N
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.
Upgrade WordPress illdy theme from v1 to v2
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.
PowerShell ISE in Windows Server 2008 R2
Since about one year I am unsing Illdy theme for my wordpress blog. Upgrading my blog from illdy theme from v1 to v2 broke severall things on my blog: custom CSS Blog Archive settings page featured image settings
Creating a dynamic range for Excel pivot charts and tables
PowerShell ISE is not enabled by default in Windows Server 2008 R2. PowerShell ISE is an additional Windows Feature which can be easily installed via PowerShell.
Office365 Public Website anonymous users are unauthorized to view lists contents
If you need to create pivot tables based on a dynamic named range that will expand as you add additional rows of data you. If just selecting complete columns blank values will show up in the pivot filters.
iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, apple TV updates
If you are using the Office365 Public Page and you want to display lists and their content – which also includes the usage of RSS feeds you will see that not logged in users (anonymous ones) are not allowed to see these resources. An error message will be displayed to these users. Indeed this is a not expected behavior, because on the public web page you might expect that these content is accessible by anyone.
There are several discussions going on about the latest updates of the apple products. iPad pro seems to be a handy and well designed product. Even the price seem to be ok, comparing it to its direct rivals like the Surface it is competitive. The iPhone changes are only slight and with the apple tv, apple is trying to get into the gaming and tv market. Currently missing is the real innovative character of these updates. Beside some smaller features in the products themselves no real new innovations are presented. Therefore we can expect the e-payment or the car sector:)