A computer dedicated to home automation has to stay awake to do the job. If you're a Mac user, check out my article The Insomniac Mac for tools that will help you accomplish this.
The new O'Reilly Digital Media blog has debuted, and there you'll find my contribution: Going mobile with PasswordWallet. I'll be writing about Smart Homes on a regular basis there, but will continue to cross-post here, so you can follow along.
On 43Folders.com, I've written more about the Powerseed and how it can be used to prompt you to mindfulness in a variety of activities. See The Seed of Mindfulness for the details.
On the O'Reilly network, I write about how my home automation system allows me to quickly and easily retrieve voice mail from home. See PhoneValet & iPhone: Instant Landline Voice Mail for the details.
I didn't want to point out this article a couple of weeks ago and be thought, of all things, a scrooge. However, now that Christmas is officially past, here's a fun piece by one of my favorite authors, courtesy of the webzine 10 Zen Monkeys: Santa's Crimes Against Humanity.