Unlocked Galaxy S20 WiFi Calling Issues

I purchased my unlocked Galaxy S20+ for use on the T-Mobile network in late July. While I do love the phone for the most part, as of late there has been an issue where the unlocked Galaxy S20 WiFi Calling Preferences are randomly changed by the system. I have used Android phones for almost a…

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Channels DVR: Remapping Channel Numbers

We've been using Channels DVR to allow us to record and pause/rewind/fast forward live TV associated with our Locast, AT&T TV Now and Philo streaming accounts for the past two years. The one thing we weren't really happy with was the numbering scheme that Channels uses. I had hoped to be able to re-map the…

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Home Assistant: Updating w/ Custom Components

A few months ago, I wrote a tutorial on modifying Home Assistant to allow for customizing Ecobee hold modes. Today, I'll explain how to upgrade HASS once you have this (or any other customization) in place. It's a little more complicated than just a straight upgrade as described in their documentation. For the original tutorial…

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Adding CYA to a Pool

Adding CYA (Chlorine Stabilizer) Up until a few weeks ago, on the rare occasion when I'd need to add CYA (CYanuric Acid / chlorine stabilizer / conditioner) to our pool water, I would go to Leslie's and get their liquid conditioner. It is be pretty much instant mixing. No need to wait a few days…

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Ravioli Lasagna Bolognese from Costco

Kirkland Signature Ravioli Lasagna Bolognese: Childhood Comfort Food Growing up, I often visited my aunt and uncle who lived in the Bronx, NYC. They often took me to a restaurant near their house which I remember only as "The Wedge." They closed years ago (I want to say it was in the early 2000s if…

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Ecobee: Customizing Hold Modes in Home Assistant

For more than a few years, I've been using Home Assistant to run our home automations and smart home devices. I've always loved pretty much everything about it. However, one of the few things I disliked was their integration of Ecobee thermostats - of which we have two. My main issue with the HA /…

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TapTes Tesla Model 3 Wireless Phone Charger Pad

Horizontally Or Vertically Dual Qi Wireless Smartphone Charging Mat M3 Accessory for Qi Enable Phone, Compatible Tesla Model 3 - Gen 2 No Software Issue Main Issue: Cannot power phone while using navigation from front USB ports. Don't bother if you ever want to use navigation or anything of that sort while only plugged into…

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RinoGear Screen Protector for Fitbit Charge 3 (8-Pack)

Charge 3 SE Case Friendly Fitbit Charge 3, Charge 3 SE Screen Protector Accessory Full Coverage Clear Film It protects well, but very difficult (if not impossible) to get it to stick to the screen. It seems to protect the screen very well, and they give you 8 of them...which are the only reasons I…

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Kenriko Tesla Model 3 Matrix Black Console Wrap Kit

Take your time while installing and follow the video! I knew I wanted something to cover the piano black console in my Model 3, as it was already starting to pick up micro scratches all over the place after just two weeks and is a magnet for fingerprints. When I saw Kenriko post these templates…

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ARKON Windshield Dash Suction Car Mount

For XM and Sirius Satellite Radios Single T and AMPS Pattern Compatible, Black - SR114 Adhesive on disc isn't great It may have been what I stuck it to, but the adhesive on the back of the dashbaord disc only lasted about 3 or 4 months before coming apart. I had stuck it to the…

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