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Detectatron

I recently installed security cameras around my house which are doing an awesome job of recording all the events that take place around my house and grounds (generally of the feline variety). Unfortunately the motion capture tends to be overly trigger happy … Continue reading

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Surveillance State “at home” Edition

A number of months ago I purchased a series of Ubiquiti UniFi video surveillance cameras. These 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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HowAlarming

The previous owners of our house had left us with a reasonably comprehensive alarm system wired throughout the house, however like many alarm systems currently in homes, it required an analogue phone line to be able to call back to … 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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Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC in-home performance

Having completed the most important move-in task of wiring the house for ethernet and installing the Ubiquiti Unfi UAP-AC access point, I decided to run some benchmarks to see what sort of performance I could actually get. Manufacturers always quote … 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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Carr Estate

So we bought a house! We’ve just gone unconditional on a beautiful wooden house in Wadestown, just a short hop from Wellington CBD. It’ll be a while before we move in, the settlement date isn’t till mid-September, so plenty of … Continue reading

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