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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

Found – Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated, connected homes

AppleInsider is reporting that a new, extensive patent application details how a new iPhone model with a near-field communications chip could serve as the connected centerpiece of an automated digitally connected home. Read more here: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/07/26/apple_wants_to_create_iphone_based_automated_connected_homes.html

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FHEM + PHP

In http://www.cpmills.com/2012/02/24/monitoring-temperatures-using-fhem-rrdtool-php-javascript I have attempted to describe how I am graphing my heating system using PHP, FHEM, RRDTool and JavaScript. It seems that FHEM+PHP is a popular search term landing on my website so I wanted to explain in a little more detail how this part of the system works. FHEM provides a really useful method of pulling out all …

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Absent, but not forgotten

Been a bit tardy updating my blog lately. Thats unforgivable and I should be ashamed of myself. So, what’s happened lately? Not a lot really!  I’ve bought and installed some more LWRF dimmer modules and they all work fine. However, more importantly, today I ordered a Raspberry Pi (or two ).  The expected delivery time is a fair few weeks, …

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