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@rtwx I just started using 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 . 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 .

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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 .

For those interested

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#HelloWorld! As active members of the open-source community, ProtonMail supports open source projects like Mastodon. Mastodon’s decentralized nature reminds us of the days when the Internet was free and not under the control of a few monopolist giants. Our followers can look forward to toots about service updates, new projects, and news on privacy.

I thinking of finally learning python , I'm a complete beginner. I did dabble in java on a MOOC course once but I couldn't keep it up whilst learning Greek at the same time.

any resources or interactive content that might help me learn python?

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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.

So if you would like to run your own #Mastodon or #Pleroma instance but you find you don't know enough to follow the tutorials, then this guide is for you.

Comments welcome!

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 ?

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

Quick question do most people here post a toot , publicly, locally or to followers only ?
I take it unlisted means locally in tusky ?

@rtwx I only just realised you moved accounts . Thought I hadn't seen any posts from you

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Fun fact: We took inspiration for Tutanota's new, Google-free push notification when @Gargron 's @Mastodon used SSE for push (they now use another push system). 👍 👏 It's exciting to build open source alternatives to liberate people from using data mining services. #foss #opensource Head over to @fdroidorg to read details on our new push implementation 👉

I've found I haven't much time to comment on here recently . But I'm glad I can spend the occasional five minute perusing the local timeline.

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And....... Now the wife is on Linux mint !

Finally getting round to fitting my underfloor heating !
I've moved all the furniture outside and ripped all the old flooring up. I'm now shattered, early night tonight and start all over again tomorrow .

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