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Oct/21

Home Assistant: New Starter Tips

Overview These are the things I wish I knew at the start of Home Assistant to save time and re-doing various setup related changes. It purely focuses on configurable points within Home Assistant as opposed to choices of eco systems, … Continue reading

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Aug/21

Useful Octoprint Plugins

Overview Octoprint has been one of the best 3D printing tool to make printing a lot easier. The software runs on a Raspberry Pi which I use OctoPi as a dedicated setup and gives remote access to a 3D printer. … Continue reading

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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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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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Nov/19

Backup Drive Naming Convention

Overview The main purpose i use a naming convention is to identify the drive with the new data v.s the old. Imagine going to the location where you’re swapping out a drive. Even a small distraction can cause confusion. Did … Continue reading

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Oct/19

Sleep Tracking

Overview Sleep science and information is hard to come by and I can only assume it’s a field not as well studied or I’m looking in the wrong places. My goal of sleep tracking are: Time tracking Quality of sleep … Continue reading

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Aug/19

Double Wear OS Watch Lifestyle

Overview Black Friday 2018 was kind to me and the TicWatch E dropped below £90. At the time, TicWatch Pro is Mobvi’s top of the line watch with better specs however I already had the E and the predominate reason … Continue reading

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Aug/17

Manfrotto PIXIE EVO 2 Quick Release

Overview Adding a RC2 quick release head to the small Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2 tripod so that you can use the RC2 plate from other tripods of camera strap system such as Black Rapid Strap With Manfrotto RC2 / Q2 … Continue reading