Home Server: Installing Docker, Portainer & Home-Assistant on Proxmox

Home Server: Installing Docker, Portainer & Home-Assistant on Proxmox

So recently I’ve been looking to find a small low powered machine that I could use as a small media server. I’m currently abroad so I was looking for a light weight machine that I could move around quite easily, but would also be sufficiently …

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The SwitchBot Bot: Create your own Streamlight

The Switchbot Bot: Create your own Streamlight

SwitchBot were kind enough to send me a pack of SwitchBot Bots and their SwitchBot hub mini for me to have a play with and to see if I could do something cool with them. I’ve included some links to various products in the blog. …

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Nginx Proxy Manager – Setup and a fix for your 502 Gateway Errors

Nginx Proxy Manager - Setup and a fix for your 502 Gateway Errors

Ok so for a long time now I’ve wanted to set up Nginx Proxy Manager (NPM). I’d seen a multitude of youtube videos walking through it as well as wanting to see if I could get it done. Today was the day I set about …

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Using NFC Tags to create automations in Home-Assistant & Node-red

Using NFC Tags to create automations in both Home-Assistant & Node-red

So this was something I’d been looking at doing for a long time. A while back I bought a load of NFC tags on Amazon for use in some projects around the house. Up until now, I’d struggled to see the use case for many …

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The Holy Grail Of Networking: Tailscale

The Holy Grail Of Networking: Tailscale

It’s been a long time since I’ve been impressed this much with a piece of software. I love this software almost as much as I love Node-red. I’ve wanted the ability to have different machines in different locations all connected in a way that I …

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Stage 1: How to Clean Your Computer and Recover Performance in 2021

Stage 1: How to Clean Your Computer and Recover Performance in 2021

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll realise that I’m the geek. If ever there’s a techy question I’m usually the first call from friends and family alike. Whether it be on home-automation, home cinema, computer problems or advice, I normally get …

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Reolink: First impressions, Setup & Home-Assistant Integration

Reolink: First impressions, Setup & Home-Assistant Integration

So my cameras finally arrived from the far east, and I was anxious to get them up and running. I posted previously (here) what I was looking for in a camera and my reasons for ordering etc. I decided to order three different Reolink variants, …

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Exposing Xiaomi Aqara Sensors to Google Home & Alexa

Exposing Xiaomi Aqara Sensors to Google Home & Alexa

In this tutorial, I thought I’d show you how simple it is to utilise the Aqara sensors and link them directly to Google Home and Alexa. I will be building on top of some tutorials I’ve already published, so I’ll skip through some of the …

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