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Steve Manes

Steve Manes

Contributing Writer
Steve Manes is president of Brooklyn Technical Services LLC, a technology consultancy specializing in enterprise web development. He's been renovating old houses and NYC lofts since his teens and is an experienced woodworker, carpenter and stained glass builder. You can also read him on his renovation blog at www.BrooklynRowHouse.com .
Recent posts:
Steve Manes
Jun
26
2009
My favorite power tool isn't my Delta table saw nor my router table. It's my central vacuum. In terms of sheer usefulness, it's done more work on the house and
Steve Manes
Jun
17
2009
In my previous two articles I talked about my experience with the X10 home automation protocol. After having been burned by X10, one might rightly assume that
Steve Manes
Jun
05
2009
Continued from Home Automation--not just for McMansions anymore | Part I Another X10 device I purchased was a bedside controller which operated every light
Steve Manes
May
22
2009
As an old house lover and a high technology fanboy, I have to balance two competing aesthetics. On the one hand, I love old lamps and light fixtures. On the
Steve Manes
Apr
30
2009
Some people like the clean, flat look of drywall. It's cheap, easy to install and finish and the repairs are relatively painless. But, like most old home