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Location:Reno, Nevada
Biography:I created the song behind the Rick Roll
Interests:Rick Rollin', Gingers
Occupation:Music Maker & Soul Stealing
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Registered on:5/1/2011
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
For those of us that are still learning, where is the lock cabinet usually? I know that there are electronics stashed behind customer service, but they tend to be on top of a shelf that is out in the open....
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
I've searched up and down for 2nd gen hue products at Home Depot and so far I was only able to score the color start kit (no complaints) on clearance. Some of the local Walmart's have dropped the hue 2nd gen color starter kits from $178 to $120. Doesn't compare to $50.03, but worth a look for anyone...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
I found one hue gen 2 color ambience starter kit for $50.03. Couldn't find anything else. I did get two wink hubs for $.01 recently. I had a work trip in Memphis, TN recently. While there I went to check out their inventory at home depot, and Wink Hubs were $37 there. I am thoroughly confused no...
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re: Gonna cave and get the wife a Macbook - RickAstley
How often does Best Buy have a Mac sale (what time of year)? I am not well-versed in the world of Apple discounts, but I am actively trying to learn right now....
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re: Should I get galaxy s7 or wait on s8? - RickAstley
Samsung releases their new galaxies usually during the Spring. I'd suggest holding out if you can, considering the new releases are not to far off. I'm going to be upgrading this year and I am waiting for the newest generation. However, there's the exploding factor to consider. S7 has proven to b...
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re: Gonna cave and get the wife a Macbook - RickAstley
I've been eyeballing used Macs at Best Buy for my wife. I'll never be comfortable with Apple's prices...
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re: Cord Cutters, how are you watching SB? - RickAstley
Antenna that I got with the Amazon Fire TV bundle...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
Bed Bath & Beyond is still selling iHome Smart Plugs for $19.99. If you can scrounge up some coupons, you can get those for a bit cheaper. I got 2 earlier for $32 total. I'm slowly building my smart home off of discounted stock. Thanks mctiger for the home depot insight BTW :usa:...
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re: Home automation : where do I start? - RickAstley
Your wink is bricked due to a security update that was rolled out a year or 2 ago. You can call wink support and get a shipping label for repair. I'd say go forward with getting it fixed. At the worst, you can sell the hub on ebay after it is repaired. Otherwise, the hub is a space filler...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
The local home depots here have dropped the Wink hub prices to 18.03. If anyone is in the market for the original, keep your eye out for one....
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Heads up, $25 off at Best Buy - RickAstley
If you order $100+ and use Visa Checkout for payment [link=(http://www.bestbuy.com/site/misc/visa-checkout/pcmcat748300659335.c?id=pcmcat748300659335)]LINK[/link]. This expires on 1/21. I've been shopping around for home automation items and hard drives recently. I figured some tech board members mi...
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re: How often do you make contributions to your portfolio? - RickAstley
I contribute to my Roth IRA and 401k bimonthly. I contribute to my taxable account once a month (did the taxable account for a year and took a break for the past 2. Resumed contributions last fall). I've been investing for 5 years now and have re-balanced only once, which was end of 2015. I plan to ...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
I am still broadening the scope of my smart tech knowledge. Does Sense measure total power consumption of your home? I saw where the Belkin Wemo Switch is being replaced with a model very similar to iHome's smartplug. I haven't decided how they are charging $35 for the mini-plug and $40 for the o...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - RickAstley
[quote]Ihome plug now 19.99 clearance at BB&B[/quote] Can you pair the iHome smart plugs with your Wink hub? $20 is a reasonable price for smart plugs, but the newer plugs are a bit more interesting. Belkin's Wemo Insight plug includes energy monitoring and is $10 more than their base plug, Wemo ...
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re: Business Expenses - Advice Needed - RickAstley
[quote]There is a line of thinking out there, that I am not a huge fan of, that indicates that if you work from home and do not have a regular office outside the home, by claiming the home office deduction, any driving you do for work is basically deductible, since you would have no commute to an of...
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re: Business Expenses - Advice Needed - RickAstley
Thanks Poodle, I'm currently trying to total up the miles and costs involved. I am a bit confused by your second statement: [quote]The amount of mileage you can claim must be reduced by the commuting distance from your home to your regular place of employment.[/quote] My primary work location ...
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Business Expenses - Advice Needed - RickAstley
I am requesting the MT's advice about work trips that I made earlier in the year and did not expense (Long story short, I'm an idiot). [u]Details about these work trips:[/u] - Roughly 290 miles of driving in my own personal vehicle. 145 each way to office location and then back home - I had ho...
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re: Sad news about a MT poster - RickAstley
We need more people like THF. RIP :wah:...
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re: Questions for the Tech Hobbyists - RickAstley
Thanks for the feedback and you certainly have quality input for the board's consumption. I am overall impressed with how you are able to keep your projects a focal point in your personal life. [quote]Do you still enjoy tech projects?[/quote] Yes, I do get enjoyment from the projects, but stru...
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Questions for the Tech Hobbyists - RickAstley
1) How do you manage your time? 2) Do you have a technical background (degree, job or both)? 3) Do you work a full-time job? 4) How many hours (rough estimate) do you spend a week towards your hobbies? 5) Advice you have to the board to get started and stay motivated? 6) What are some projects ...
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