How to setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi

How to setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi

Originally posted 2018-02-12 11:06:20. What can you do with Home Automation and Why should I be interested? I’m assuming upfront that if you have found this article by searching then you are probably interested in home automation of at least have an open mind and would like to know how to setup Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi. I’ll say that my wife is not a fan at all of Home Automation and probably regrets the day that she was given a Google Home device as a work gift to all employees as it opened up a world of possibilities



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Links in emails

Links in emails

Originally posted 2017-05-24 07:59:31. Don’t open emails from dodgy sources! Always check that a link in an email is going where you expect it to be going. If you hover your mouse over the link it will show you where it is going. So called phishing scams are even more prevalent than computer viruses these days. A good computer anti-virus software (I use NOD32 from Eset) will protect you from this kind of stuff in your emails. See our colleagues Web Design Company Fresno – Web Design and Internet Marketing service provider in Fresno. Chavezwebdesign.com offer website design and graphic



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Home Assistant Updates May 2018 and Sonoff-Tasmota update

Home Assistant Updates May 2018 and Sonoff-Tasmota update

Originally posted 2018-05-21 12:56:29. 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.



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Simplifying Automations in Home Assistant

Simplifying Automations in Home Assistant

Originally posted 2018-04-21 13:56:11. 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



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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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