Stories

As an all-around technophile, I provide my knowledge, experience, ideas, thoughts, and opinion.

Stories

As an all-around technophile, I provide my knowledge, experience, ideas, thoughts, and opinion.

Smart Home

Smart home technology stories

Workflow

How I use technology

Gadgets & Stuff

Some of my favourite things

Other

Other things & thoughts

Smarter Homes Podcast

I am pleased to announce my Smarter Homes Podcast that can be found on Apple Podcasts. With the evolving world of technology, our homes need to be connected more than ever. Homeowners and residents are faced with many choices and decisions, and numerous...

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Good morning

Imagine... Your alarm clock peacefully wakes you up at 5am. As you remove the bed covers, and your feet touch the floor, a suptle glow of light illuminates your path to the bathroom and robe, allowing you to change into your gym clothes in an unobtrusive, dimmed...

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What is a smart home?

The words 'Smart Home' (sometimes known as home automation, intelligent home etc.), gets mentioned a lot, and can be confusing for many. I avoid using 'smart home' (or variations of), as it often implies the addition of unnecessary, complicated, cumbersome electronic...

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My nightstand

My nightstand provides the right amount of technology to allow me to settle in for the night, go to sleep, and wake up in the morning. Amazon Echo Spot Even without the Spot's ability to control smart home products and systems, it is the perfect bedside clock. The...

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Why I’m a Mac

I see much of my technology as a ubiquitous, symbiotic system, and believe AppleĀ provides the best ecosystem for me. My mobile devices; iPhones (yes, my family and I have multiple), iPads (yes, multiple of those as well), Apple Watch, and MacBooks (multiple of those...

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Designing integrated future-ready homes

As the demand for home technology continues to grow, one consideration is becoming increasingly important: homeowners should be looking to merge home technology systems into the design of their homes. This may include electronic and technology system such as;...

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My notebook

I have always found note taking a challenge. I have so many notebooks that have been started with a handful of entries, and then not used again. They were misplaced, or never at hand when needed. Notebooks take up space, and then what do you do with them, how long do...

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Why I am CEDIA

After more than twent-six years in the consumer electronics and relating industries, I have joined CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association), and can now call myself a CEDIA Member. "CEDIA is the leading global authority in the $14 billion home...

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