Home Assistant Continuous Integration Workflow 2024

Overview A minor tweak to the Home Assistant CI/CD pipeline worth mentioning. The deployment process now replaces public call to a webhook to a VPN based solution. This comes in the form of Tailscale who also provide an example github … Continue reading



Document Organisation Part 4 – Document Management System

Overview An update to my overall document management is the use of a Document Management System (DMS). It provides an easily searchable repository with additional meta data such as tags without having to fudge it using a file names yet … Continue reading



Home Assistant Constantly Refreshing

Update This has been removed in v2.11.2 and will fail to start if the configuration below is left in. I was seeing constant page refreshes on Home Assistant. In the end, it was changes to Traefik v2.11 and how it … Continue reading



Monitoring Boiler Flow Temperature

Overview I have a basic gas boiler in a conventional setup. After watching Heat Geek channel and their videos on heat pumps, I too wanted to look at how efficient my boiler was running. I did not want to make … Continue reading



Remove Windows Family Account

A quick post to a video on how to remove a Microsoft Family account from a computer. When you disable an account from logging into the computer, their profile and all associate files remain on the computer. This is not … Continue reading



Solar Assistant With EMQX Data Bridge

Overview My Growatt inverter has been lacking the integration to control the charging of the battery from the grid in Home Assistant. The feature exists in it’s own app and platform but it’s a real pain in the back side … Continue reading



Moes Zigbee Thermostat

Overview I have an electric underfloor heating in one of the rooms. It uses the old version of the ProWarm Pro Digital Thermostat. It has the usual controls for a non connected thermostat such as schedule and manual heating controls. … Continue reading



Smart Bulbs With Light Switches

Borrowing this idea from Tom McGuinness. This is the ultimate setup to allow features of a smart bulb like changing colours, Zigbee/Matter repeater and still retain the functional use of your light switch. The concept is to disconnect the bulb … Continue reading