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Surveillance State “at home” Edition

A number of months ago I purchased a series of Ubiquiti UniFi video surveillance cameras.┬áThese are standard IP ethernet cameras and uses a free (as-in-beer) server agent that runs happily on GNU/Linux to manage the recording and motion detection, which … Continue reading

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Pipegate

The joys of home ownership never stop giving and I’ve been having some fun with my old nemesis of plumbing… A few weeks back we got a rather curt letter from Wellington Water/Wellington City Council (WCC) advising us that they … Continue reading

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10 months in

It’s been almost 10 months since Lisa and I brought our current house and moved in. Things are going well, having our own place and not paying a landlord is a fantastic and freeing feeling,┬ábut home ownership certainly isn’t a … Continue reading

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Installing Cloud Pipes

One of the essential upgrades for the house has been the installation of computer network data cabling throughout the house. Whilst some helpful individual went to the effort of installing phone jacks in almost every room, an analogue phone line … Continue reading

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Settling In

This blog has been a little quiet lately, mostly thanks to Lisa and I being busy adjusting to the joys of home ownership with our new house we moved into in mid-September! It’s been pretty flat-out and a number of … Continue reading

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