Yonomi – control of Logitech Harmony with Amazon Alexa

With the purchase of the Amazon Echo Dot and the Logitech Harmony hub, the next thing I needed to sort out was how to connect them together so that Alexa could communicate with the Harmony hub and turn on or off certain of my entertainment devices (as well as adjust light levels if desired, e.g. when watching a movie). Unfortunately the Skills to enable Alexa to do this is not available in the UK from Logitech Harmony (although available in the US). But there is a Skill called Yonomi available which is able to do exactly that. Here is how I have managed to get it to work with Alexa. Continue reading Yonomi – control of Logitech Harmony with Amazon Alexa

Health parameters

I have been watching my diet, exercising regularly and monitoring my body parameters with the Withings Body Cardio scales for over 6 weeks now. Being able to observe the improvements over this time, as recorded by the Body Cardio scales, serves to reassure me and motivate me that I am doing things right. Here in the post I will share the progress in the body measurements as recorded by the Body Cardio on the Withings Health Mate App. Continue reading Health parameters

Pokemon Go – my latest new Pokemon + Tip 2

Now that Pokemon Go has been out for over 3 months, interest in it may be waning with fewer people playing. But for those who continue to invest time into this game, there are still personal goals they are trying to achieve. One of these goals for me, is to complete the Pokedex by catching or hatching all the Pokemon on the list that are available. Recently with the Halloween candy bonus, it has been possible to get quite a few new Pokemon to complete that Pokedex. Continue reading Pokemon Go – my latest new Pokemon + Tip 2