Day trip to Mekedatu Sangama
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

It’d been a while since Jo and I had gone for a day trip on the outskirts of Bangalore. Jo on a whim suggested going for a long drive. And since I had nothing else planned, we took the car out. Originally we planned to head out to Kanakapura and come back, but that plan changed soon.

We started out fairly late, at about 09:15 in the morning and stopped for breakfast at MTR on Kanakapura Road, near Art of LivingΒ Ashram. Jo had a long face when she thought that was the end of the long drive but I told her that we were just getting started.


Day Trip to Melukote
· β˜• 4 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Starting this year, Jo & I wanted to resume our monthly outing to a place outside of Bangalore and we’d decided to head to Sravanabelagola during the Republic Day weekend. Unfortunately couple of days before the trip, Jo fell ill and we had to cancel the trip and thus January month went by without a trip. Few days later, AbhilashΒ mentioned that he was arranging for a ride to Melukote and since this was the week after Barcamp Bangalore, Jo & I signed up for the ride.


A Look Back at 2017
· β˜• 6 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Ah 2017. What a year of unexpected twists and turns, an unexpected job change and an even bigger financial drain. Let’s see how the year went by


Of Z-Wave, SmartThings, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Kwikset Deadbolt and the colossal failure that is connecting them all – aka β€œHome Automation”
· β˜• 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

This is a huge rant I sent to Jo. Some backstory: Few months back Jo bought a Kwikset 910 deadbolt (more like I asked her to buy - hindsight I should have done more and better research) and I was trying to setup the remote locking feature using Alexa/Google Assistant via SmartThings Hub. Here’s a copy-paste of the entire message. I’ll have a separate post on my home automation setup.


Monday Tunes #15
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Monday tunes is here again. Let me know how you like the songs! 🎢🎡


Monday Tunes #14
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Monday tunes is here again. Let me know how you like the songs! 🎢🎡


Monday Tunes #13
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Monday tunes is here again. Let me know how you like the songs! 🎢🎡


Monday Tunes #12
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Monday tunes is here again. Let me know how you like the songs! 🎢🎡


Monday Tunes #11
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

Another series of Monday tunes! Let me know how you like the songs! 🎢🎡


Monday Tunes #10
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat

We’re on double digits! Let me know how you like the songs! 🎢🎡