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Posted on Tue 07 April 2020 in Home Automation, • Tagged with RaspberryPi

I use a Raspberry Pi model A to serve up a few development websites.


Raspberry Pi Apache2

Posted on Sun 07 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with RaspberryPi

I use a Raspberry Pi model A to serve up a few development websites.

I do my edits locally before uploading to the interwebs.

It also hosts some static pages that are used around the house. Having a web server at home is very handy for small, non-public projects.

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PiThermostat

Posted on Sun 07 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I recently wrote a post about Raspberry Pi temperature and humidity sensors and alluded to the fact I use scripts to turn appliances on and off dependent on temperature.

Be kinda rude not to share…

I have a cron that runs every 3 minutes that probes a BME280 sensor for …


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Databases, ugh!

Posted on Sat 06 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

For nearly 15 years, in both professional and personal life I have avoided SQL with a passion.

Databases are what the database teams work with. They ask me to do random AD stuff now and again I ask for database restores every once in a while. No one asks questions …


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Raspberry Pi - Temperature Sensors

Posted on Thu 04 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I started writing a post:databases-ugh about my recent ventures with databases, went to link to one of them and realized I hadn't actually written anything down. So here goes.

I use temperature sensors with the RaspberryPi, coupled with a 433MHz transmitter to switch devices on and off dependent on …


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Use Pushbullet with RaspberryPi

Posted on Sat 30 March 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I use Pushbullet for pretty much everything.

It lets me know when downloads have finished, cameras have detected motion, lights have been switched on and Instagram followers gained.

I have the add-ins installed in web browsers, tablets and phones. I can see mobile phone notifications form where ever I am …


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Amazon's Alexa - Quick and Dirty Voice Control

Posted on Tue 03 January 2017 in Home Automation • Tagged with Home Automation, Guides

My plug socket is behind the TV. I have to do a little twisty jig with my arm to get to it. It kinda hurts.

Its rather awkward.

I wanted to remote control it.

So did, wrote out a little guide and made a video too Amazon Alexa Broadlink RF …


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