Migrating to NBN

Migrating to NBN

In Kariong we were originally scheduled to be connected to the NBN in November 2013. That was around the time the Liberal Government under Tony Abbot came to power and I think the NBN had been slow walking everything anyway expecting the change of government. Rudd budgeted $48 BILLION AUD (if memory serves) and I think at this point, the cost to date has been more than $90 billion and for the most part for an inferior FTTN type connection. It’s easy to blame Abbott & Turnbull for this debacle but in my opinion it goes back to the stupidity



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Home Assistant Updates May 2018 and Sonoff-Tasmota update

Home Assistant Updates May 2018 and Sonoff-Tasmota update

May 2018 will see the release of the latest version of Home Assistant. Home Assistant has been in ‘beta’ for as long as it has been generally available and it seems it is soon to be going to be released as a real ‘product’ if chat on the support chat forum on discord is to be believed. Home Assistant recently changed the way releases are handled so as to release more stable .0 releases than has sometimes been the case and the accompanying up to 6 ‘dot’ releases to fix errors introduced in the new release. You can read about



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Simplifying Automations in Home Assistant

Simplifying Automations in Home Assistant

Automating my Coffee Maker This article is about simplifying my automations in Home Assistant. Before I did this, I had 8 different automations controlling my coffee maker. (first-world problems right). These did the following: Weekdays turn coffee maker on at 7am Weekends turn coffee maker on at 8am Weekdays turn coffee maker off at 2pm Every night turn coffee maker on at 7pm Every night turn coffee maker off at 10pm Every 4th Sunday turn coffee maker on at 7:15am Every 4th Sunday turn coffee maker off at 8:30am Every 4th Sunday turn coffee maker on at 12pm Not that



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Using SEO to drive growth to your website

Using SEO to drive growth to your website

Originally posted 2018-02-09 14:49:41. I was recently listening to a great podcast on Michael Covels Trend Following Podcast with John Jantsch from January 2017. Covels podcast is ostensibly a share/financial markets trading podcast but he has a habit of interviewing some really interesting people who have nothing to do with trading at all. I have purchased more than one non-trading related books from authors he has interviewed and get a lot of great information from his podcasts. Highly recommended! The RSS feed for his podcast is at http://trendfollowingradio.com/rss John Jantsch and Phil Singleton wrote a book called SEO for Growth



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Installing Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi 3 and running from a USB stick

Installing Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi 3 and running from a USB stick

Originally posted 2018-02-20 14:36:19. This article is an adaptation of an article on the home assistant community forum. The forum post was great but like a lot of posts, everything makes perfect sense in retrospect and often some of the intermediate steps are unclear even when you know what you are trying to achieve. This is a comprehensive step-by-step approach. For some us us (like me) Linux is not a fluent second language and I need more than just general directions to work things out sometimes. Why run from a USB Stick? One of the issues many people find when



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