Installing a Yamaha RX-V683BL

Since I have been revisiting vinyl and bought a Turntable, I decided to look at a new receiver with a Phono input. I searched around and found that the Yamaha RX-V683BL had a high rating and everything I needed. The US price for this is 329.00 on Amazon.com, so I checked Amazon.ca and it is…

Hozomeen Ridge via Skagit Valley Road

GaiaGPS Link  Strava Link   This hike has been on my todo list for some time. I have hiked from the Manning Park side to Mowich camp about 10 years ago, and did not realize how close the Hozomeen ridge trail was. Mike suggested this trail to build on our exploring along the Silver Skagit road….

The adventure of moving HASSIO from PI to VirtualBox

  I basically followed Dr. Zzz and The Hook Up, but I upgraded to VirtualBox 6.014 with matching extras on CentOS 7. Finally found why my USB devices were missing in the VM settings. This had me stumped for the evening, but I knew it must be related to permissions. Then I found this. Thanks…

Ring Lake, Whistler BC

Gaia GPS Link¬† ¬†Strava Link It was a crisp day that reminded us that Fall is here. It had been raining like crazy recently and the trail conditions were muddy. This is a wet area as it is, but with the added rain it was mud on top of mud. It was a bit of…

Hope Mountain, BC

It was a day of clouds and steep uphill after a rocky trip up the Hope Mountain FSR. Definitely need a 4×4 for this hike and a big thank you to the people that keep the road and trail clear! A good article here on some history from Club Tread. Hike to Hope Mountain, Hope…

Labyrinth Mountain, Washington State

Another night time hiking adventure, the third time this year we have arrived at the trailhead and hiked just as it was getting dark. It is a neat experience hiking to the dark, seeing the blanket of stars and breathing in the cool night air. We found the lake after a steep ascent, and found…

Hassio and Z-Wave

So my Monoprice / Zooz 4 in 1 sensor was stuck reading the same temperature. I tried rebooting, complete shutdowns etc with no change. I had the idea to try and remove the node, but could not successfully remove the node by using the tools in the Z-Wave manager in Hassio. I decided to do…