Bicycle firmware updates? Shimano Di-2

Does your bike have Shimano Di-2 components? Why not consider updating your firmware the next time you’re charging the battery? Shimano release updates to the full Di-2 component range on a regular basis. The updates deliver improvements in connectivity (SM-EW001 wireless transmitter module), deliver new capability (synchro shift anyone?), allow for new component inter-operability, and

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Rachio smart sprinkler controller

The Rachio smart sprinkler controller has been on my purchasing radar for some time. It’s always a good sign when fellow IoT enthusiasts bring up the Rachio sprinkler controller in gadget focused conversations. I’ve delayed my own Rachio installation because of the many current and upcoming projects around my home. Irrigation has taken a low

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Monero hardfork cryptonightv7 stops legacy miners

XMR-Stak – All pools are dead. Idling. FIXED

Monero has just hard forked to maintain ASIC resistance. I checked on my mining progress dashboard (supportxmr.com) and sure enough, my hash rate was 0 H/s. XMR-Stak on my mining rig was showing the following error messages: All pools are dead. Idling . . . SOCKET ERROR – PARSE ERROR: Unexpected call response This error

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samsung smartthings hub is now offline

SmartThings hub keeps going offline – fixed

I’ve had my Samsung SmartThings hub, 2 SmartThings motion sensors and 2 SmartThings arrival sensors for about 6 months now. Using routines created within the SmartThings app (and also IFTTT & Stringify) I’ve managed to achieve some very useful automation around the house: Motion sensors: Turn on the lights in the “Entry” and “Study”. Turn

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AADConnect sync – local AD UPN cleanup

Prior to embarking on the synchronisation of any local AD user or group accounts into the office 365 cloud, it is essential to ‘clean up’ the objects. 2 key cleanup items spring to mind: It is best practise to match the user account name to the user e-mail address Run the idFix tool over your

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mining crypto in summer

Low Monero hashrate with xmr-stak? Read on

Recently I wrote about miningĀ and compared the hashrate of all my computers/servers at home (CPU and GPUs). My current goal is to mine 1 whole monero coin, and two weeks into the project, I’ve mined 0.134 of a coin. Yesterday I noticed a discrepancy between two very similarly equipped mining computers. One of the hash

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xmr-stak.exe windows defender exclusion

XMR-Stak keeps disappearing / blocked – fix

Windows Defender doesn’t seem to like crypto mining software very much! If you are finding that your xmr-stak.exe executable file keeps disappearing, or gets deleted, you should add an exclusion within Windows Defender, to stop it from being scrutinised, scanned, blocked, quarantined and deleted. Open Windows Defender from your taskbar. Navigate to the ‘Virus &

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