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Firefly Home Intro

This is an introduction into Firefly Home

Firefly is an open source home automation system that I have been working on for over two years now. Since I have started work on it I have been running everything in my house off of Firefly. I have recently moved to cloud ...


So just as a heads up to any one who wants to contact me.. I am in the process of moving to San Josè, CA.

I will probably be hard to reach for the next few weeks and slow to respond. I will try my best to reach out whenever ...

ZPriddy Alexa Projects

I am happy to say that I am finally rolling out the free public service of my Alexa Projects!

ZPriddy Alexa Projects Screenshot

After about a month of beta testers I am finally opening up the public link to my Alexa Projects! This project allows users to link their Nest account or SmartThings home ...

EchoPy - Amazon Echo Hello World Demo In Python

I have been getting a few requests for my EchoPy Hello World demo to get posted on my GitHub because the complexity of the EchoPyNest and EchoPySmartThings is a little much to learn how to work with the Amazon Echo.

This Hello World demo is a clone of the demo ...

Beta Testing Amazon Echo With SmartThings

Today I finally started a public rollout of my Amazon Echo and SmartThings integration. I am happy to say that it is currently running very smoothly!

Alexa Beta Front Page Screenshot

I have moved this out of my home server and into a VPS that is publicly available. I decided to go with a limited ...

New Website

So I decided to make a new website... I got sick of having to update wordpress all the time and decided to go with a solution that would allow be to update files from my Dropbox folder and have some custom scripts to push updates out to the public site ...

Alexa and SmartThings

I have been working towards getting the Amazon Echo to play friendly with SmartThings(Mostly because I am heavily invested in SmartThings…)

This is a teaser of the progress that I have made.. Not too much more to go.. I hope to have it posted to GitHub this week.

EchoNestPy - Alexa meet Nest via Python


EchoNestPy is a python based API server running on flask. It allows the Amazon Echo to talk to the server and then the server will talk to your Nest allowing you to control it. This version is setup to allow multiple Amazon Echo users to share the same ...

Cox Issues.. And my workaround..

So lately I have been having some issues with Cox and my internet.. For some reason they keep putting my modem in a maintenance down state and they don’t bring it back up..   I have various logs and what not from the modem and the monitoring of my network ...

Python Nest Data Logger

A while ago I got a Nest Thermostat and it was fantastic! However living in Arizona the heat of the summer was just about to come around… And what it did. The heat of my servers in the office kept tripping the nest to run more. Something I wasn’t ...