It’s very quiet here, on the forum. Thought I’d check in.
I went on a long long break to the place of my birth, Sydney, just after Christmas and I’m not due back for just over a week.
What was meant as a holiday has turned into a bit of a project, updating a unit/apartment my family has had since it was built in 1970. Amazing how much time you can spend finding and managing contractors (“tradies” locally) and shopping for “stuff” - but with good luck and the weather changing I should hopefully get the last week off and actually have a break.
Of course it’s now got a local NAS, smart lights and other tech toys. I gave up on Google Home as it strangely doesn’t work properly with G-Suite accounts (you cannot invite or accept an invite from another user) so I’ve tended toward Amazon and you know what? It seems to work quite well. Using a Phillips Hue bridge and a Hubitat Elevation C7 hub with locally designed lights and plenty of IKEA bits and all is good. I was bad and spent $AUD 1,000 on the cheapest 75" TV - and it actually works very well. Getting home in the rental car was “interesting” though.
What’s everyone else doing in dreary, dak, grey, cold and miserable England?