Custom Partition Hard Disk Sizes With MDT

Our company recently refresh notebook spec minimum hard disk space from 256GB to 512GB. Deploying notebook using MDT has become challenging because for the notebook with 256GB we maintain whole drive as C without partition. While for the notebook with 512GB, we partition C to 300GB and the remaining to D.

After Googling for while, I found the answer from several tutorials. This requirement can be simply solved by adding a WMI query into task sequence.

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Let’s see how the configuration works!

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Automate Dyson Pure Cool Link with Home Assistant and Fibaro Motion Sensor

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Has been a while I’m automated my house and office. Recently I’ve bumped into Home-Assistant which blew my mind away!  There are thousands of components available for install. one of it is Dyson fan, which is running on MQTT protocol.

The result was cool, You can now automate it to function accordingly to your lifestyle. E.g. turned it on when you sit on your working desk or turned it off the next minute after you walk away from your desk and etc.

How far can it go? is it limit by your imagination.

Let’s build one!

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Home Automation with Amazon Echo + HA Bridge

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Hi guys, today my sharing is how to build an HA system with Amazon Echo, Google Home, HA Bridge and Raspberry Pi 3

Brief introduction
HA Bridge emulates Phillips Hue so that Google Home and Amazon Echo can be recognized any devices that are not yet supported by Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Google Home and Amazon Echo used as voice assistant to control devices created in HA Bridge and Home Assistant.

This sharing consists of 5 sections.

  1. Install HA Bridge
  2. Adding Vera/Vera Edge to HA Bridge
  3. Add customize device/scene
  4. Voice Assistant with Amazon Echo
  5. Voice Assistant with Google Home (No longer supported due to Google change the pairing method)

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Experiencing J.A.R.V.I.S in real life with Amazon Echo

I was impressed with J.A.R.V.I.S from the Iron Man movie, and now I owned one. Her name is Alexa

She can’t fly me around like J.A.R.V.I.S does, but she certainly listen and response to my commands. To activate Amazon Echo, just say “Alexa”, and she is ready to receive my command.

Controling my house using Alexa

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