Setting the time on a Growatt Inverter

After monitoring my solar inverter for over a year now, I have had a couple of instances where the daily energy graphs went a bit strange. It turns out that the inverter’s internal clock will occasionally drift by several hours.  This causes the daily energy production figure to reset at a time other than midnight. Setting the…

Mince Pie Counting – There’s an App for That

How many mince pies have you eaten this festive season? Keep track of this vital statistic with this easy to use app! Share your current mince pie tally with your friends on Twitter, Facebook or via email. Includes a “Today” extension so that you can see your current pie count with a simple swipe of…

NBN predictions update

Just before the election I made my NBN predictions. Less than two weeks after the election there is some speculation that my 5% chance option 1 – continue with FTTP – may happen. Although I didn’t include the use of fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) as an option for apartments and other MDUs such as shopping centres in…

My NBN Predictions

It seems almost certain that in about 15 days we will have a new coalition government. Broadly speaking their NBN policy is a switch from FTTH to FTTN. Much has been written about why FTTN is inferior to FTTH and why, given the state of the copper and the likely lifetime of an FTTN solution,…

And we’re back…

I have built a new OS image for the weather station Raspberry Pi and reinstalled WView, so the weather pages are back up.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to recover the new HTML template I made, so it is back to the standard page for the moment, until I can recreate it. *NOTE TO SELF* –…

Service Information

Last week I migrated to a different server at my hosting provider in order to get access to some additional features.  Unfortunately this had a serious impact on the performance of this site. After talking to GoDaddy support last night they were able to migrate me again, but this time to a newer hosting farm…