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Welcome to SweetHomeTech.com! My name is Ted and this is where I keep notes about the various projects I work on. I've been wanting to create this site for awhile but just never found the time to get it going. Then I realized that I had already been creating the content I wanted to post every time I documented one of my projects to pass along to someone who wanted to learn more about what I've done. I dug through my sent mail and that gave me just what I needed to get a jump start on this.
I'm a software engineer by trade, but in my current position I don't get as much hands-on development time as I used to. Having that background is very helpful when I can't find a product or tool that does what I want since I can often roll my own. But whenever possible I try to use things I can find that have already been built (and tested) to get things going.
I love technology and especially any opportunity to use technology to make my life easier in some way. Automation projects are the most fun for me. I started with some X10 devices back in the 90's but they looked a bit odd and weren't reliable enough to do much more than play with. I finally decided to take the plunge with Insteon and I have no regrets. I think it's a great automation system for a DIYer and allows you to start small and add on as needed which makes things a little easier on the wallet.
In addition to technology, I enjoy home improvement projects and the ability to take raw parts and turn them into something wonderful with just my own hands (and some tools).