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Connecting Sonos to Google Assistant – Problem Solving

It happed to me just two hours before my birthday party, I could no add my Sonos devices to Google Assistant anymore. I tried to remove them and Add them again.. Failed. So here is my shortlist of things you can try when you're having the same problem: Close the Sonos and Google Assitant [...]

By |2020-12-17T22:44:42+01:00December 17th, 2020|Technical|0 Comments

How to use/format Native 4Kn drives in Synology or NAS

A few years ago I started using 4Kn drives in my storage (Open-E and Synology NAS). You had to decide for a 4Kn (native) drive or a 512-byte drive when buying it.Now, a few years later, companies like Western Digital (HGST) and Seagate come with ‘Advanced Format’ drives, it’s one drive [...]

By |2023-05-01T09:30:57+02:00September 22nd, 2020|Technical|18 Comments

Viega Fonterra Smart Control with KNX (Homeserver Building Block)

Viega Fonterra Smart Control is a great product, it's actually the best system for floor heating I've ever seen: You never have to fine tune the flowmeters (it's done automatically!) It constantly adjusts itself, this increases comfort and saves a lot of energy. It can be combined in a classic system (heater on [...]

By |2020-03-10T12:05:03+01:00March 10th, 2020|Technical|1 Comment

Set your Wallmount tablet to Day or Night mode (Dim and blank screen)

I have several tablets hanging to the wall for controlling my Living room lights, Office environment or Garden lights. To save energy I would like these tablets to power off at night automatically or even better, have a proximity sensor in front of them or a tap to wake. Continue reading to see how to [...]

By |2020-01-03T16:19:46+01:00January 3rd, 2020|Technical|4 Comments