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Welcome, 2016!

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It’s been a few months since I’ve written here, and am finally getting back to another set of posts. Thank you, readers, for the support, feedback, and article suggestions – keep them coming! Stay tuned for another round of home

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 1

Check out the CastleHub on Kickstarter

One of the things I enjoy most about this blog is getting to know you all, the readers of my humble little corner of cyberspace. One person in particular who I’ve been collaborating with is Zachary Trautenberg. Zach has a

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 11

Last minute Christmas gift idea : drones!

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Last year I dropped a last-minute gift idea after posting a more comprehensive list for the Home Automation Guru in your life. It’s no secret that I love me some drones, so this year, I’ve got a couple suggestions for

Posted by Matt Chiste
December 22

Use a free Amazon Prime trial to get free shipping this holiday season

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Judging by the sound track at my local mall, the holiday season is upon us. This Thanksgiving I wanted to thank everyone for making this blog a success, and for all the interesting people I’ve met and ideas I’ve collaborated

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 27

Turn off outdoor water spigots to prevent freezing

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With the cold weather upon us now is the time to prepare your outdoor pipes to prevent freezing and bursting. If you have any hose-based systems (like the one I wrote about this summer), you’ll want to drain and/or disconnect

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 18

Install a garden hose spigot anywhere with a custom-length hose

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In working on an automated sprinkler system, I started with the very basics: getting water where I wanted it. We’ll talk about the sprinkler system in an upcoming post, but the first thing I wanted to do is to get

Posted by Matt Chiste
August 29

Thank you, Amazon

As I’ve made clear since this blog launched last year, this blog is partially supported with my Amazon Affiliate account, which pays a referral fee for sending customers to Amazon. You can support this blog by simply following any Amazon

Posted by Matt Chiste
May 6
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