Sonoff Switches with Tasmota and new MQTT Addon Home Assistant

Sonoff Switches with Tasmota and new MQTT Addon Home Assistant

I know I have done a few articles now about Sonoff switches and MQTT in Home Assistant. However a lot has changed – also my understanding has changed and so it’s time for another post about this. I’m also going to take a crack at making a video showing how to flash a sonoff switch with Tasmota. For reference, my previous posts can be found here: Home Assistant Updates May 2018 and Sonoff-Tasmota update How to use a Sonoff Switch with Home Assistant So lets look at the changes in MQTT introduced with the new MQTT Setting up to use



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Wannacry

Wannacry

Originally posted 2017-05-23 17:44:38. Yes it’s enough to make a grown man cry. Through the magic of the CIA, they managed to have a leak of the ‘tools’ they use to crack into your computer some months ago. Wikileaks got hold of this and now we have a nasty piece of malware called Wannacry. This is ransomeware that demands payment to unencrypt your files and give you your data back. Essentially, your only option is to pay and hope they give you the unlock key. Going forward, you would not have been infected or vulnerable to this malware if you



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Migrating to NBN

Migrating to NBN

Originally posted 2018-05-21 17:00:20. 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



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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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