Author Archives: Fabian Affolter

INTEL-SA-00086

Of course is my Lenovo T460 affected by INTEL-SA-00086. Just to be sure, I ran Intel’s Detection Tool. Lalalala… [crayon-5a2dcab4f3a16136402016/] And of course, there is no firmware update available yet. I’m pretty sure when it is t...

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Home Assistant 0.58

Home Assistant 0.58 is just another awesome release. The new system log and the filter option is pretty cool if you work a lot with the “Developer Tools.” [crayon-5a2dcab500345581542063/] Documentation: https://home-assistant.io/ Source: ...

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Home Assistant using Tor

Franck Nijhof releases the Tor add-on for Hass.io. We took this opportunity to write an article about the using Tor to protect your Home Assistant instance while being able to access it remotely....

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Home Assistant and The Things Network (TTN)

I published a new article about linking The Things Network to Home Assistant in an easy way. In short: A relay is transferring all MQTT messages to your local broker where they can be consumed by Home Assistant. It requires … Continue reading ...

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Home Assistant 0.57

Home Assistant 0.57 is the Hacktoberfest release. Please check the href=”https://home-assistant.io/blog/2017/11/04/release-57/”>release notes because there are more than 20 new integrations, translations, improved frontend handling. [cray...

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Using an SSH tunnel to access Home Assistant

The “Home Assistant and SSH” article describes an easy way to access your Home Assistant frontend from remote. Like the access over HTTP it requires you to open a port but you don’t have to worry about the confidentiality because &h...

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Analog sensor for Home Assistant

A while ago I create the Arduino integration for Home Assistant but sometimes this felt a bit of overkill and not as flexible as it should be because it’s tied to Firmata. With the brand-new serial sensor platform it’s easier … Con...

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Home Assistant 0.56

Home Assistant 0.56 is here. There are around 20 new integrations Google Assistant, Toon, Travis CI, serial devices, SkyBell and many more. The release notes covers all in detail. [crayon-5a2dcab500794810886914/] Documentation: https://home-assistant...

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Home Assistant and templates

Working with Home Assistant and templates, especially when it comes to time and date, is not documented very well. This blog post gives you some hints about how you can move around with seconds, minutes, hours and dates smoother....

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Home Assistant and The Things Network

I published a new story in The Things Network’s Lab section about integrating devices into Home Assistant. Don’t worry it’s pretty easy with the new [crayon-5a2dcab5009da467941072-i/]  integration....

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Home Assistant 0.55

With this release we have support for the The Things Network and other platforms supporting various new services. As usual contain the release note all the details. [crayon-5a2dcab500c0e210091833/] Documentation: https://home-assistant.io/ Source: ht...

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Home Assistant 0.54

Check the release notes for more details about Home Assistant 0.54. [crayon-5a2dcab500dec706474807/] Documentation: https://home-assistant.io/ Source: https://github.com/home-assistant/home-assistant Issues: https://github.com/home-assistant/home-ass...

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Mini Maker Faire Zürich 2017

Letztes Wochenende war ich an der Mini Maker Faire in Zürich. Es war seit langem die erste Veranstaltung, welche nicht mit Open Source zu tun hatte für mich. Bastelgarage.ch hatte eine Stand, wo wir die Bausätze, welche unter anderem im … C...

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Home Assistant 0.53

Home Assistant 0.53 contains support for Telsa and massive KNX improvements. Check the release notes for more details. [crayon-5a2dcab500ffb202388390/] Documentation: https://home-assistant.io/ Source: https://github.com/home-assistant/home-assistant...

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Flock 2017

Flock formally known as FUDCon was in the US this year. It was the second time for me to travel to another continent to do something Fedora-related. In Spring we went to India to attend nullcon and doing our own … Continue reading →...

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