Too many smart devices!

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So I forsee a first world problem as I have sorted and organized my batteries and their associated tools and chargers to eventually turn off on command so the transformers are not energized for the majority of time they are not used. I have paslode nail gun batteries, ryobi batteries in multiples, li-ion small cell chargers, 48v Echo, 12v car trickle and maintainers and various flashlights, etc. Some, like the paslode (Pass Load?) cordless nailgun, I really do not use often if even annually. Phonetically the word Ryobi cannot possible be spelled correctly by Alexa or Google can it? Don't you think voice recognition would be better naming it "RYE O B"? But that is odd when you start seeing a large number of wifi devices on your software. The Echo products are no problem I think but "Paslode" seems twitchy. Obviously if the speaker spells the word its akin to mis-typed a passwor. Have you guys sorted any of this out yet or should I just name it Fred and be done? Thinking about the wife here too folks. She is a woman who drills.

I have a plug called "The Bomb" because I thought the first one really was "The Bomb". This one light downstairs way across the room. Then one day we had company....gotta have some care out there in what we say.

Now there are 18 on 3 multi plug strips and 15 or so loose ones scattered about. All the Christmas lights are in a named group\room called Candles. I went back and named the multiplugs A, B, C so they are 1A or 3C etc individually controlled. The loose plugs are all X1, X2, X3 and so on. It helps when you move then not to have them called TV or something else. Anyway the point is this thing is headed toward the dewey decimal system like a library so I wondered if anybody has a neater framework because now phonetics and machine spelling are entering the picture.
 

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i have a small number of things but they are all gathered around the computer and the UPS which keeps them powered or not depending upon the switches that i have if i turn those on or off (manually). almost all of them are off so that prevents a lot of vampire sipping - over the course of a year it all adds up and i prefer it to not add up at all. so there ya go... :)
 

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Thank goodness in my life all this sort of thing is DH's department. o_O
Yeah so today Becky said "you know when you die I will unplug all that stuff". I love her dearly! She fusses at change but settle in fairly quickly. Then it is time to pester me for upgrades.
 
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I don’t have many battery operated tools. So far, been able to keep up. Son bought me a Ryobi battery chainsaw that I absolutely adore. Where has this been all my life?
Tell me more about this as I’m needing something to cut small branches and bushes. Somehow a 50cc 18” Husqvarna seems like over kill.
 

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Yeah so today Becky said "you know when you die I will unplug all that stuff". I love her dearly! She fusses at change but settle in fairly quickly. Then it is time to pester me for upgrades.
I feel you pain. DW complains about new technology but as soon as TV, phone has a hick up, the world has ended until I fix. She is the one with the masters degree in business/technology.
Always had to listen to she could live be like “Little house on prairie” until this summer when we lost electric for 4 days. I reminded her of her rants-she did not appreciate that but I thought it was funny.
 

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Tell me more about this as I’m needing something to cut small branches and bushes. Somehow a 50cc 18” Husqvarna seems like over kill.

3-4" loppers work really well and require no battery at all, but may need some muscle power. they work faster than any bladed tool. i do a lot of my tree and bush trimming with them first.
 

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