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Home Assistant From Scratch - Presence Detection

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. Today we are going to make our Home Assistant deployment a bit smarter by adding in presence detection....

Home Assistant From Scratch - MySQL

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. Today I would like to cover switching from the default SQLite database that Home Assistant uses over to...

Home Assistant From Scratch - MQTT

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. In this post we will be covering getting up and running with MQTT on Home Assistant - for the purposes ...

Home Assistant From Scratch - Speedtest.net

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. In preparation for an upcoming blog post on the recorder and history component we are going to need som...

Home Assistant From Scratch - Hue Lights

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. Today’s objective is pretty straight forward, we are going to be adding some Philips Hue lights to our ...

Home Assistant From Scratch - Secrets and Security

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. Today I am going to be covering secrets and security in Home Assistant along with a semi-decent workflo...

Home Assistant From Scratch - Setting Up Plex

This is one post in a series of getting up and running with Home Assistant from scratch. Today I would like to get Plex configured and running in Home Assistant. Thanks to all the hard work p...

Home Assistant From Scratch - Installation

This series of posts will cover setting up my Home Assistant setup from scratch back to, and beyond my old setup I was running back in South Africa. Our little family picked up and moved to Canada ...

Alert Maker Revival

While migrating some of my blog posts over from my old blog to this one I stumbled upon a program I wrote in 2011 when I started learning C# (to give you an idea of the age of this guy, it was writ...

Flashing Tasmota on Sonoff (Revised)

This post is an update to my previous “Changing Sonoff Firmware (Visual Guide)”, and is based on the following Youtube video which makes use of a much simpler flashing method. All credits to Justi...