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Upgrading Our Home Assistant Server

For our first couple of years using Home Assistant the software was hosted on a Raspberry Pi 4B with 4GB of memory and a 32GB High-Endurance micro SD card. To…

My first year with Home Assistant

I set about to solve a small problem back in December 2019. Not truly a problem, just an annoyance. In my office I have a music player (RPi 3 +…

Holidays Lights 2023: How Much Power?

As I’ve noted many times recently, instrumentation is addictive. Or perhaps it’s just my latest affectation? As I went about putting up our usual outdoor holiday lights, it occurred to…

Household Projects: Irrigation & New Grass

We’ve had a rough couple of years here in Houston, at least from the perspective of our yard. Unusual extended periods of hard freeze the past two winters basically killed…

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