Just had a "Wait what year is it?!" moment after this toot.
I'm starting to realize some of the freedom zigbee2mqtt with the CC2531 (usb dongle in the vid) are giving me in the IoT space.
It's something I've always avoided because I didn't want to have to buy into some ecosystem with a hub that's constantly calling home to the corporate overlords. For testing I picked up a couple zigbee enabled
Phillips Hue bulbs from a big box store, and was able to control them from a home assistant install on my NAS via an MQTT broker. That makes me the overlord!
Apparently it was time for a refresher on sorting algorithms and European folk dance.
I've been considering replacing PiHole with AdGuardHome. I've been using PiHole for a couple years now and I've loved it, but AdGuard seems more feature rich and flexible.
Anyone running AdGuard? Do you like it? If you've also run PiHole how do they compare in regard to maintenance/convenience?
I stumbled on The Open Book Project a while back. The project goal is to arrive at a simple, open source, DIY e-reader. It's still a work in progress, but it has been fascinating to follow along.
Cast iron dinner rolls turned out well.
The case arrived from FalbaTech! I went with the simple white one expecting to paint it, however I couldn't resist putting it all together. Finally putting this project to some use.
yeesh, I spell gewd. 🙄
For the last few years, when the seasons change and things get cooler, I dust off my bread making stuff, get a hold of some fresh yeast, buy a new bag of flour, and get back to the practice of bread making. This year that happened last weekend. To get back in the swing of things, I made a few simple french rolls for sandwiches.I've been eating on them for lunch the last couple of days, and it has me marveling on the magic of bread all over again.
After some delay a set of keycaps arrived. All that's left is a case!
All the videos are up from this years Wireless Village at DEF CON! Time to settle in for a few hours of talks.
There is a nonprofit here called Tree Folks. They work with the municipal utility to give away a variety of trees to the community a couple times a year.
I went this morning and stood in a line of some of the happiest people I've been around in a while. Walked away with a very nice looking Celeste Fig tree. Planted in the far end of the garden and feeling quite pleased, both with the tree and our local community.
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- P2P optimist
- gardener and weather watcher
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