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Why Do Smart Switches Need A Neutral?

Why Do Smart Switches Need A Neutral?

Smart Switches must be powered at all times, and without a neutral, that is not possible.

Sep 22, 2019

Sep 22, 2019

Fix Plex Transcoder Error When Using Docker Image And OpenMediaVault

Fix Plex Transcoder Error When Using Docker Image And OpenMediaVault

Plex's transcoder folder requires the ability to execute files. By default OpenMediaVault sets the "noexec" flag on mounted drives by default.

Sep 21, 2019

Sep 21, 2019

TP5400 Datasheet (Translated)

TP5400 Datasheet (Translated)

Cleaned up, transcribed information on the TP5400 lithium-ion charge/boost chip.

Sep 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

Fix High CPU Usage When Plugged Into A DisplayLink Dock

Fix High CPU Usage When Plugged Into A DisplayLink Dock

Task Manager CPU graph exhibits regularly occurring CPU spikes while a USB DisplayLink dock is attached. Solve High CPU issues.

Sep 21, 2019

Sep 21, 2019

Friday Teardown: Novitas Super Switch 2 (Motion Activated [PIR] Occupancy Lighting Switch)

Friday Teardown: Novitas Super Switch 2 (Motion Activated [PIR] Occupancy Lighting Switch)

These wall and ceiling mounted occupancy sensors have been installed all over California, and many installations remain in use.

Sep 21, 2019

Sep 21, 2019

Friday Teardown: ESP32 Power Circuit Troubleshooting Part 1

Friday Teardown: ESP32 Power Circuit Troubleshooting Part 1

This week's teardown is a bit more complex than last weeks: today we will try to troubleshoot an ESP32's power circuit.

Sep 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

Friday Teardown: Logitech Unifying USB Dongle

Friday Teardown: Logitech Unifying USB Dongle

The hope was that I would be able to compare a Unifying dongle to a Pre-Unifying dongle.

Sep 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

6 Months With An Acer Nitro 5: The Not So Good

6 Months With An Acer Nitro 5: The Not So Good

After several months of using it as my main computer, putting it through its paces, here are my gripes with the laptop.

Sep 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

Lets Try This Again

Lets Try This Again

I want this blog to be a place where I can share my knowledge and love of programming, software, computers and electronics.

Sep 14, 2019

Sep 14, 2019