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Miele Building Block for Gira Homeserver (KNX, LBS 14360)

Control all your Miele devices from KNX! Everything is possible using the new Miele LBS (Logic Building Block: 14360) for the Gira Homeserver. See the video for some examples and see how easy it is to configure! Change the color of your Kitchen Hood, Start the Coffee Machine when you wake up or set [...]

By |2022-02-20T16:17:10+01:00December 22nd, 2021|Technical|3 Comments

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 [...]