The new Raspberry Pi 4 is here !!!!!
I haven't posted in a while! there has been a lot of political debate bouncing round, which I actively avoid to achieve a happy life.
However one debate that has spurred an intrigue for me , is the the debate around purism and there services.
Now I wont debate the ethics ! (See above note regarding a happy life) but it has directed me to show interest in the #PinePhone , which I discovered because of seeing the debates.
Is it a contender in todays smart phone standards?
So my first SSD arrived for my Odroid (Kingston a400) and nothing seemed to work how is was supposed to, errors were flying everywhere. Then I ordered a crucial SSD and I'm finally up and running on the Odroid HC1 with Dietpi OS, the Rootfs on the SSD, docker installed, Hassio container in docker and my configuration copied over. Surprised it only took 3 hours to set it all up and get hassio back up and running.
Apparently I'm not the only one with problems on Kingston drives #homeassistant
So I've just bought another Odroid HC1 , hopefully I'll have Hassio set up in docker on Dietpi. Then I can transfer my existing Hassio across. 🤞 #homeassistant
@rtwx I just started using riot.im and sent you a message. I will admit its not the most intuitive of interfaces .
So I've been looking into alternatives to Sonos speakers, which I currently have integrated with my #homeassistant. I hate that im tied into Sonos's ecosytem using their shit app. Home assistant bypasses this slightly by allowing me to control most things on the speakers. I seen a few good alternatives like libratone but nothing great. Anyone use a decent alternative ?
Thanks to @stardot and @rtwx posting about Home assistant, I ditched Openhab and started an instance of home assistant . Why haven't I done this sooner , it's awesome and fairly user friendly , more so than Openhab by long margin .
Also EspHome is a revelation with Sonoff devices far better than the very buggy tasmota which kept dropping mqtt connections all the time. For the first time in years I have a stable home automation setup . #homeassistant #esphome
I can't believe I've only just discovered
I was looking for an open hardware heart monitor and stubbled across this site . It's like my dream site .
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I have written a #guide to help people who want to run their own fedi instance but don't know where to start. It covers the basics of networking, use of command line, Linux system administration, just enough to get you started.
I currently use signal for an opensource audio and video chat application , I know that it's not 100% opensource and I know alot of people have reservations about it . But is anyone using the nextcloud talk app and associated clients ? Surely the most secure chat application is one you own(data) and run yourself ?
The peertube app available on @fdroidorg is great
So I've been away from fosstodon for a while . Busy with home automation projects . So I have flashed a dozen sonoff T1's with tasmota and just finished installing them . Now my lighting is automated and I'm still working on the Hestia Pi thermostat but this time with different software. I've soldered 5 temp sensor PCB's for use with my thermostat and I've yet to design and 3d print the cases .
So what have I missed ?
@gwmngilfen hey Greg my PCBs came I'm seriously impressed with the quality although I haven't use one yet . I'm hoping to improve my temp sensors and then use them with hestiaPi as my thermostat is on a wall with heating pipes behind so doesn't give an accurate reading . I'll have to pick your brains about that after I've finished my Cron timers
I'm really into electronics, Linux, opensource, and construction. Always trying to find something new to learn
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