A Guide to using Telegram with Node-red and Home-Assistant

A Guide to Using Telegram with Node-Red and Home-Assistant

I thought I’d publish a post to show you how to use Telegram with Node-red. Telegram is an instant messaging platform with a great channel feature. It means that not only can you receive notifications from your Home-Assistant installation, but you can also send commands …

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Privacy Essentials: Make yourself harder to track with Ungoogled-Chromium

Privacy Essentials: Make yourself harder to track with Ungoogled-Chromium

For a complete install in video format you can check out this post here on Youtube: I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called The Social Dilemma. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend you watch it. It didn’t tell me anything that …

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Controlling Home-Assistant Entities with your Elgato Stream Deck.

Controlling Home-Assistant Entities with your Elgato Stream Deck.

Hi there. This is a really simple one from me, but useful all the same, particularly if you’re a gamer! I own an Elgato Stream Deck and I love it. I stream when playing computer games and it’s perfect for switching scenes, muting, changing music …

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Missing Hacs? How to repair a Hacs installation after upgrading Home-Assistant

Missing Hacs? How to repair a Hacs installation after upgrading Home-Assistant

Recently I upgraded my Home-Assistant supervised (formerly Hassio) installation from 0.113.4 to 0.114.3 (I usually like to wait for a couple of releases so the bugs can be ironed out by others!). I did a quick back up using the G-drive snapshot add-on and waited …

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IOTlink: Full control and monitoring of your Windows 10 machine using MQTT

IOTlink: Full control and monitoring of your Windows 10 machine using MQTT

I recently decided to try an add-on called IOTlink. I was looking for a way to remotely monitor and control my main workstation pc. IOTlink seemed to be just the answer. In layman’s terms, it appears to install an MQTT client in Windows which continually …

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Setting up a 4G/LTE modem with Pfsense as the main internet connection: Netgear LB2120

Setting up a 4G/LTE modem with Pfsense as the main internet connection: Netgear LB2120

So after 18 months in our current home we decided to move out into nature and try and get away from it all for a while. Not only did this mean we could get further into the mountains, and start to enjoy the wilderness a …

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