Now that I've added a HomePod I'm finally getting around to configuring HomeKit with all of my devices. One Hue Bridge was no sweat but I have a second Bridge at a far end of the house. This Bridge refused to associate with HomeKit. I’ve left it that way for over a year but now I want everything in HomeKit with Siri control.
The root of the problem was caused by my network configuration. I had one Bridge (the fully HomeKit friendly one) connected directly to a wireless hot spot. The second Hue Bridge (the bad actor) was connected to another router that was really just an Ethernet switch on top of the main network. This forced the second Hue Bridge onto a different subnet, thus making it unavailable to HomeKit and the Home app.
So, if you have Hue bridges that don’t all get along, get them connected through WiFi instead of direct ethernet switch. See if that fixes it.
From Moving Electrons comes a nice tip about executing remote commands over SSH from Pythonista. It's simple in design:
- Connects to the server.
- Executes the command passed as an argument to the script in Pythonista in the remote server (more info in the following section).
- Once the command is ...
That little green airplane in my menu bar means something important. It means my Macbook thinks it's sitting at my desk plugged into my Thunderbolt display and on Ethernet. It also means that my NAS remote disks are mounted and ready for action.
Whenever I plug in my Thunderbolt ...
I've been beta testing the IFTTT iOS app for the past month and it really is great. I like it better than using the web interface for managing rules. The Macstories review is pretty definitive but I'll add one thing: The calendar view lets you see what rules ...
I've been meaning to highlight the Hazel tutorial over at MacOSXScreencasts.com for awhile. I wanted to make it all the way through the tutorial first. I have, and it's worth the $13 price tag.
If you are new to Hazel or consider yourself a novice at automation ...
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