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…

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…

How about this weather?

I have installed a weather station so that we can see exactly how cold it is (also to keep track of the all-important rainfall which fills our tank). Of course I had to connect it to the Internet.  This means I can share this very interesting information with all of you.  You can get access…

Finished Kitchen

The builder came and installed the splash back today, so now we have a finished kitchen. We are very happy with the results

Kitchen and floor

The kitchens were installed last weekend. The photo below shows the kitchen in the main house (it is white under the blue protective plastic). You can also see the floor, which looks great. It will be even better once it has been cleaned.

House Update

Today we had some nice weather and I had an opportunity to get down to the house with the camera and take a few new shots. Ceilings have been painted and the undercoat is on.  The next week will see the painting continue and then we should see the floor installed.  The kitchen people are…

Adventures in Infrared

Hello everyone.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Good.  Today we are going to take a slight diversion from house updates and talk about infrared remote controls.  It is going to get a bit technical, so if you aren’t interested, you can go look at some funny pictures of cats