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Docsify for your projects

This post is a starter post for docsify and it’s usage - this is a work in progress and will be updated periodically when I stumble upon anything that I find interesting. The docsify Flow Install...

Updating Chirpy

This is a simple post covering the steps required to update the Chirpy Jekyll Theme used by this blog, along with listing some useful pages and tools used for writing my blog posts. Let’s dive in....

Voxelab Aries 3D Printer with Cura

Recently I bought myself a new 3D Printer, more specifically a new shiny “Voxelab Aries 3D Printer” which imho is a pretty good value printer for its price point (paid ~ CAD$ 400 all in). My only c...

Legacy Blog Posts (2011)

This is a collection of all my old blog posts from 2011 with links to the exported .pdf versions of each post - most (if not all of them) are probably out of date by now, howerver I found it intere...

Ceiling Fan Remote Hacking

In this post I will be covering how I modified the “owenb321/hampton-bay-fan-mqtt” to work with some “Home Decorations #1001 415 438” fans I had installed a while back. The fans make use of a prett...

HASS On Unraid: Times of Day Automations

In this post I will explore the concepts of Helpers in Home Assistant and the potential that they can unlock with your automations. It is worthwhile adopting a naming convention for your automa...

HASS On Unraid: ESPHome - Zigbee - Z-Wave

Today I will be covering installing some must-have Add-ons when working with IoT devices at home, namely: ESPHome - control your ESP8266/ESP32 by simple yet powerful configuration files Zigbe...

Lounge Clock (v 1.0)

In this post I will cover how I built my lounge clock using ESPHome, Home Assistant, MQTT and a whole lot of other technologies, I think that the end result looks pretty good for my first attempt: ...

HASS On Unraid: MQTT

This post is part of a series covering running various containers on Unraid. In this post I will be covering getting up and running with MQTT on Home Assistant, installation is pretty simple w...

SonarQube and Github Actions

Today I will be covering my SonarQube & Github Actions integration that I use for the majority of my builds at home. Basic Setup This section will run through setting up the required Docker co...