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Adventures into the IoT and Home Automations.

Hopefully they will make our life easier or… NOT.

Hass.io installation on Fedora Atomic

Hass.io is basically a supervisor for your Home Assistant project. It’s responsible for bringing up the Home Assistant container and all its add-ons. It also offers the ability to update Home Assistant via the GUI with a single click. HassOS, on the other hand, is an operating system built on top of the Buildroot framework. This is the simplest way for someone to get a Home Assistant instance up and running in no time with […]

Ansible Handlers – Restart services inside a load-balancing poll

Ansible is great as a configuration management tool. What I like most about it, is that you can make your own recipe on how to handle things. Here we’ll talk about how can Ansible restart, sequentially, a service, on some servers, which are members of a load balancing poll. Long story short, we have an F5 load balancer which distributes the syslog traffic to 2-3 servers. These servers run syslog-ng. We don’t want to restart […]

Home Assistant and Splunk inside Docker

During last weekend I joined up with a friend of mine for a cup of coffee at my favorite coffee shop – Narcoffee¬†over a discussion on how we’re doing with our continuous home automation projects. He’s using an Intel NUC on which he runs Home Assistant in Docker, plus some other containers which include InfluxDB and… what a surprise? Splunk! Yes, Splunk can run as a container in Docker. How cool is that? The repository […]

Philips Hue 2.1 – Enabling WIFI

First of all this is my first blog post. The idea behind this was that information regarding rooting the 2.1 bridge from Philips is scarce across multiple blogs, githubs, youtube uploads and reddit topics. The full solution was not yet documented. I will mention all my sources of information at the end of article. So let’s begin with the bridge disassembly. You will find two hex screws at the bottom of the bridge. Just pop […]