Smart Lighting

Overview Smarter automated lighting can be achieved a few different ways, but the end result could all be similar. In that, lights can respond in hue, lumens and brightness based on time of the day, events such as motion, open/closed door, temperature, music, waking up, mood, etc. Automated lighting can be implemented with one or […]

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The Smart Hub

Overview The next phase to a smarter home is to select a smart hub. There are quite a few on the market, which includes: Smart Things by Samsung, Wink 2, Hue Bridge etc. And there are a ton of reviews out there to help chose the right one. After a lot of reviews and research, […]

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Smart Home Level 1: Automatic Lighting

Overview Another cheap easy way to automate lighting in your home, is to use motion sensed or occupancy sensed switches. These switches are good for places like laundry rooms, half bathrooms, boiler rooms, walk in pantries, etc. Time to implement 30mins Complexity: Easy Cost: < $20 Safety First Always remember when working with electricity, to turn off the […]

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Smart Home Level 1: Simple Automatic Lighting

Overview Light automation can be the simplest and cheapest forms of automation that can be implemented in your home. This guide will provide a way for you to implement a closet light that turns on when the closet door is opened; and off when the door is closed. Time to implement: 30 mins to 1 hour […]

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Cooking an ECM Solution

IT departments today manage a massive amount of information, via a plethora of interconnected software components to provide businesses with the mission critical results that they need. To ensure the quality of these systems, IT departments are heavily invested in the testing, tuning and validation of these systems. The thought of validating these systems are […]

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Alfresco:/Sites/Smart/Document/Structure

Using Alfresco One, it is very simple to extend the document structure that is deployed upon a Site creation. An automatic structure deployment can allow for a group of rules, folder structure and documents and other functionalities to be created within a site, when the site is instantiated. The nice thing about this functionality, is that it […]

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Adding an evaluation filter to Alfresco’s form config

The Surf based Alfresco Share web application provides a highly customizable framework that allows you to override and customize the user interface via the share-config-custom.xml file. In this file, an evaluator element <config evaluator=”” condition=””> is used to target the elements for customization. These evaluators are managed by the SpringSurf XmlConfigService. This service is extended by […]

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Space Cleanup: Rules, Space Templates and Action!

Sometimes you may want a work space or directory to be deleted when it becomes empty. For instance, you may have a temporary directory to share files for review or collaboration. The workspace or folder will remain available until the reviews and collaborations have been completed and the documents filed or moved into their designated […]

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Alfresco Workflow Form with Upload functionality

Alfresco Activiti workflow form control override with upload functionality that makes use of the following concepts: Custom Action Executer Space Templates Modified / Extended Server side javascript webscript OnBootstrap Initializer Surf widget extension Surf components override Surf components widget reuse Alfresco Form Controls Dependencies Alfresco Enterprise 4.2.2 Maven 3.x JDK 7.x Installation git clone [git-repo-url] […]

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