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10 Home Automation Ideas For An Easy Life

8/06/2020 12:11:00 PM

Home automation was designed to make the user’s life easier by automating the tasks they hate most. Here are some home automation ideas to get the juice flowing:

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Wanscam K21 is finally fully compatible with Synology Surveillance Station

8/03/2020 10:52:00 AM 0

...or maybe I should say that Synology Surveillance Station is finally fully compatible with the Wanscam K21.

In my initial review, I noted that the K21 would be detected by Onvif Device ManagerIP Camera Viewer,  OnviferAnycam.IO and HappyTime, but not by Synology Surveillance Station. 

In the latest version 8.2.8-6334 of Surveillance Station, Synology included a fix (that was developped in December last year!) which allows to capture the full functionalities of the Wanscam K21 as an ONVIF device.

This change is likely to benefit other Onvif cameras that failed to work sith SS8 before. 
The Wanscam K21 can be found below 30€ at Bangood

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A simple mod for FLSUN Q5

7/21/2020 05:26:00 PM 0

If you ever print an object tall enough with the FLSUN Q5, you may see the tube/cable pair getting caught by one of the screws holding the right rod.

As a precaution, I designed this replacement for the "rod cup" with an extension that will cover the screw in question.
There's no need for more than one as the cable always tends to bend and get trapped on the same side.

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3 ways to resolve the joycon drift... by order of longevity

6/30/2020 03:54:00 PM 0
The infamous Joycon drift is one of the biggest design flaws of the Nintendo Switch (along with the top right of the LCD screen detaching due to the heat generated by the processor)

With no sign that Nintendo ever fixed this problem with a better design, buying a new Joycon for 50$ seem a waste of money.

Fortunately, there are quick an cheap ways to resolve this.
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If your fingerprint mouse no longer works after a Windows 10 update

6/10/2020 01:43:00 PM 0

If your fingerprint mouse stopped authenticating you after a recent Windows update, there's a quick solution to this.

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Spitfire Audio released a free Symphonic Orchestra library!

5/12/2020 05:28:00 PM 0

Just as I listed my cheap collection of symphonic libraries, another one got released, that absolutely cannot be ignored (because it's from Spitfire Audio!) : The BBC Symphony Orchestra, Discover edition

It's not exactly their first freebie, but this one gives you a generous sample, yet very portable (200MB), of their famous BBC Symphony Orchestra library. 

Here's what you get with the Discover edition compared with the Core (349$) and Professional editions (749$). 

To get this library for free, all you have to do is browse to their product page, and click on the OR FREE link below the Add to Cart. Where's the catch? You get it free you'll need to fill in a questionnaire of ~40 questions on your musical background, and then ...wait 14 days to receive the download link. 
If you cannot wait, the price to get it immediately is 49€/$/£ 

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My 'cheap' collection of symphonic libraries for Kontakt Player (and some freebies)

5/08/2020 04:16:00 PM 0

When it comes to sound libraries, having instruments that deliver a convincing and satisfying result matters as much for hobbyists than professionals.

I'm part of the first category, so coughing up 500+ bucks for a orchestral library is not reasonable. For anyone willing to go pro, that could be seen as an investment for the future, but that's not my case.

I recently purchased 2 cheap libraries (compared to the pro standards) that, put together, provide a cost-effective mix of articulations and sound quality. They both run on the free Kontakt Player, are reasonably gentle on the CPU and storage, and cost less than 150$ each.

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SONOFF IP Camera: Coolkit GK-200MP2B

3/08/2020 05:06:00 PM 3

Today, there is a decent choice of IP cameras for the Tuya ecosystem (Smartlife) but the Sonoff-compatible range seems currently limited to the GK-200MP2B.

Here's a quick look at it.

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