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Jul/21

Home Assistant: Condition Based Auto Entities Card

Overview I was looking for a way to show / hide information based on states or attributes of an entity. Example use cases: Show any windows / doors which are open. List any low battery devices. Pre-Requisite Optional: Home Assistant … Continue reading

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Jun/21

Home Networking Future Plans As Of 2021

Overview The setup is fairly stable so anything beyond what has already been achieved are enhancements to our lives better. Multigig In performance category, Wifi is the predominant way home devices are connected. In order to support the increasing speeds, … Continue reading

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May/21

Bed Sensor With Home Assistant

Overview I had got a set of Ikea FYRTUR which I managed to pair with the SmartThings v3 hub. The goal was to automate the blinds, lights and heated blankets. Instructions and details are provided here as is. Existing Method … Continue reading

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Apr/21

Home Networking Software Services 2021

Overview Following on from infrastructure post which sets out most of the physical side this will cover some of the software that powers the network. In general, a lot of these are not required but doing so will give a … Continue reading

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Mar/21

Home Assistant Introduction

Overview I have been using Home Assistant for 6 months and it has been an amazing investment of time and energy. Home Assistant is like the controller or brains behind any home automation. As a community project, it has it’s … Continue reading

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Feb/21

Home Networking Infrastructure

Overview A follow up to Home Networking Overview posted a while ago. With more than a year past I want to go through the changes made, where I’m at and what future changes. The journey from the original post started … Continue reading

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Jan/21

[Update] EDC Core 2021

Overview A minor update to my Core Everyday Carry for 2021. The main change has been part of my 2 year mobile phone upgrade cycle. I will also review some of the other items where they are note worthy. The … Continue reading

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Dec/20

Sleep and Time Tracking Data Flow

Overview This post should hopefully tie in what I do with my sleep tacking data and time tracking. It’s more complicated than it needs to be but automation and integration is still maturing with a large split between business focused … Continue reading