After an unfortunate encounter with a thunderstorm and reviewing a book by the Polyphaser corporation, I've decided the best course of action to protect equipment around the shop and home is to install a panel-level surge surpressor. Here's how it went.
Wi-Fi remote controlled outlets and relay boards are a popular project for home automation. I have a couple projects were remote power control would be useful, but probably need a bit more range than most Wi-Fi routers can provide. So I'll build the same thing with my favorite long-range data radios.