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Challenging a convention at the heart of modern C#

So, it's been a while since I've blogged. Mostly this has been due to other commitments (family, friends, side projects, etc), working more hours contracting than I would ideally like and generally not having any dead-time (such as when I used to commute). Since my last blog post (over a year ago!!) I've been maintaining an ever increasing list of things I'd like to blog about but haven't found the time. Given it's a new year, I've decided to pick a couple of the more challenging/contentious blog ideas and endeavour to get them written. This is the first and, while not necessarily the most contentious, might take some getting your head around. You have been warned...


A SmartHome... NoT - Part II

Home monitoring and automation without compromising privacy nor security

In part I of this series I described how to use Xiaomi Mi Smart Home devices without compromising your home privacy or security.


A SmartHome... NoT - Part I

Home monitoring and automation without compromising privacy nor security

I moved house a couple of months back to, what my partner likes to describe as, our "forever home". As such, I was keen to start looking into home monitoring / automation again as I knew things had progressed significantly since I last considered such things and I was keen to see what could be done. After lots of investigation I believe I have found the basis of a home automation solution which meets my current needs, should be extensible moving forward and which does not compromise the securty or privacy of my home.