Violet SmartSwitch Lite: Home-Assistant & Node-red Integration

Integrating a Violet Smart Switch into Node-red and Home-Assistant

So a couple of days ago, Ryan from Violet reached out to me to let me know that the main feature that I was waiting for on their smart switch had been released and was out in the wild. It was now possible to integrate …

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Stage 2: How to Clean Your Computer & Recover Performance in 2021

Stage 2: How to Clean Your Computer & Recover Performance in 2021

Ok so following on from Part 1 where I detailed the initial steps you can take to give your workstation or laptop a bit of a spring clean, I wanted to revisit and add the second part to the process. Part 1 has been particularly …

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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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