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Alright, time for a new home. Fosstodon has been recommend to me by quite a few people as the place that matches my interests, so, uh, here I am!

For those not following me over from, I'm a FOSS community manager, wannabe data scientist, sysadmin and devops enthusiast. Currently very interested in and , but will happily talk endlessly about pretty much anything.

TFW none of your 10 temperature sensors has checked in for over 3 hours, and you realise it's because the core IoT router got unplugged by the workmen... ;)

Project has begun in earnest! Electricians are in from today.

Panels are all going up on the ceilings today, and after that we'll be looking at wiring. Need to do the last 10 Shelly1PMs tonight I guess :)

Spent this evening on the H&T temp sensors. A few teething issues with firmware updates but all good now - I can see all 8 devices on HomeAssistant.

Tomorrow: 20 MQTT power relays. Le sigh.

Friday's are for blogging. Well, this Friday is, because my brain has melted and I don't want to do anything hard.

So, instead, here is the next instalment in that series I started in September about Community data tools :)

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Quick notice to ANSI Pro users: please do NOT update your keyboard/ trackpad firmware just yet. Thank you.

Fell down a rabbit hole, ended up added my APC UPS to 😂


Well, I suppose I could automate ... something? ... on power loss? I mean, most of the possible targets will be off...

First day back at work after the holidays. Took a while to remember what I do for a living.

Then I got back into it with some decent time-series decomposition stuff. Good start.

Ugh, not a fun evening, but necessary. Since is deprecating Hassbian, I spent the evening migrating my RasPi3 Hassbian setup to a shiny new RasPi4 instance...

I do like HassIO though. And it was an opportunity to clean up my configs before the panel installation starts. Which should be *real soon*, exciting :)

Busywork, but at least a bit productive :P

Time for a Project update, I think.

Actually not, because there's no real news - but I've confirmed I can fund the whole rollout, so now we're into delivery lead times, and booking electricians. Looking like the end of Jan for the whole system.

That said, I did get to watch the thermal profiles of the rooms as the house cooled down (we were away for a bit) on via Tor, was interesting to see which rooms had more thermal mass in. Who needs the cloud for remote access? ;)

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Where are my manners... Happy New Year everyone! 🥳🥳 Have a great year ahead doing what you're passionate about, spending time with people you care about, and visiting places that you dream about.

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I originally sent this to Twitter, as it's a work thing, but I'm proud of how it turned out, and perhaps there's some / folk that would be interested :)


So I took a look at the last 2 years of commits to the @ansible
modules on GitHub, and tried to visualize the vs. "staff" commits. TLDR; it worked *great* 🔥💪

Write-up of how I did in is here, if you want to play along!

Project day 30

So *now* it's been a month since the boiler died. Tricksy memory.

Got the electrician quote, it's higher than I wanted but attainable. And I like them, too many cowboys about but no these folks. Still, I should probably get another quote anyway, le sigh.

Next up, getting Shelly relay fitted and vetted for wider use. Looks that will be first week on Jan now, Christmas is a blocker. Ah well.

Project rumbles on. It's a bit of limbo now - got the pricing for the panels, just waiting on the quote for fitting, and getting signoff from the electrician on the Shelly WiFi relays.

So, just pottering about with some dashboards of electricity use, cost per day, trend forecasting, etc.

This is going to turn into some kind of mega essay or blog series when it's all done. I didn't find much literature on using IR as a primary heat source, I feel I should contribute!


Bah, reality sucks. It's only been 3 weeks. Still, 3 weeks without a boiler is good going :)

Project Day ... uhh, a month? Must be close to a month now :P

Just agreed a quote for doing the whole house with panels, although that's just materials, I need to speak to my electrician for installation. Progress!

Interestingly, given I just ordered a bootload of panels and no thermostats, the company is super interested in what I'm up to with and open-source integration. So we'll be doing a case-study, and talking about native HA integration as well. result!

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