Review: Brightgreen Day Shift LEDs

I’ve written before about the lousy state of the lighting in the new home we bought last year. Fortunately we moved in during Summer, so the days were long and the need for lighting minimal. Early in the research phase someone introduced me to the concept of Human Centric Lighting, and I was hooked. That …

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Get-PowerWallData.py

Following the installation of our solar panels and Tesla PowerWall2 last year, we’ve been on a mission to add all the monitoring and measurement that we can conceive. Two earlier posts focussed on the Enphase micro-inverters: Get-EnphaseProduction.py Get-EnphaseData.py Now we have a script that focusses on the PowerWall: Get-PowerWallData.py. Like the others, this script feeds …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – December 2022

This security update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.842, up from July’s 6.0.9319.634. Despite the strange jump of over TWO HUNDRED build numbers it updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End and delivers only one fix. What’s Fixed? Kb 5022533 Response Group Service Crashes in Skype for Business Server 2015 What’s New? Nothing …

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Get-EnphaseData.py

I recently introduced a script that monitors the Enphase solar setup we have here. This post is about the companion script that adds reporting down to an individual panel level. Get-EnphaseProduction.py. Queries the installation for an overview of production and consumption. Get-EnphaseData.py – this post. Queries the generation data for all of the invidual panels/micro-inverters. …

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Invoke-ConditionalShutdown.ps1

Windows natively won’t let you schedule a system shutdown, but there are plenty of posts on the Internet that show you how to create a Scheduled Task that will do that for you. Having recently added a solar+battery setup to our home, I’ve been on a (belated) mission to reduce our overnight power consumption, and …

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PRTG – No module named ‘requests’

We use Paessler’s “PRTG” monitoring and reporting software for keeping tabs on everything here. We’ve increasingly started writing scripts in Python to serve as “sensors”, feeding data into PRTG, but we’ve hit a couple of road-blocks on the way. ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘requests’ If you encounter this error, or any similar ones reporting “no …

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SfB 2019 Server Update – October 2022

Our last update to Skype for Business Server 2019 was July’s security update, to 7.0.2046.404. Today we see build 7.0.2046.409, which updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? Kb5018063 Cannot assign policy for usernames that have a backslash by using MACP What’s New? Nothing noted, however ONE new cmdlet snuck into the …

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