I didn’t have much time to mess with anything. Forums can’t be so misleading. Nothing seems to be as simple as people claim. This was supposed to be a straight swap. —- I tried again to re flash my Kingston SSD and it was very slow. When finished I put it back in the raspberry pi and the initial hassio boot up took much much … Continue reading Sabrent USB day 2 – this is unpleasant
I’m not sure just how many times I’ll say this. The Raspberry Pi although a great little pc, for hassio with over 10 data input points is just not adequate. If hassio is going to eat my sd cards at the rate of 2-3 per year it’s just not worth it long run. This is a HUGE minus on the WAF (wife approval factor) and … Continue reading Hassio still not for the masses. SD card buffet…
There is much more serious news with regards to typhoons. This isn’t to belittle the importance of actual news, obviously. Ugh…Typhoons. In 2018 my wireless ipcam died. It was replaced by a whole NVR system for the outdoors. (Which has been a non iot post in draft mode for a year now) Countless dht22s and now the latest victim, my new BME280 which was outside … Continue reading Super Typhoon 11 (2019) AKA “Krosa” claims another sensor.
Part 1 As I await my replacements parts I figured I’d try a few ideas to attempt a recovery of the defective DHT22. The first thing I decided to do was to remove the DHT22 from its partial enclosure. (Sensor part was exposed) Reconnected the sensor node and …. it’s still stuck at 99% humidity. I blew on it and the temperature changed but not … Continue reading DHT22 tinkering.
For over a year I would replace the DHT22 (or its small brother the DHT11) outdoors after a few months if I cared to do so. It’s located in a cutout of a small Tupperware container strapped under my deck roof. No rain can get to it but the roof is no completely opaque and lets a fair amount of sun through. Although the temperature … Continue reading DHT22 is useless outdoors: replacement.
The title was going to be another rant against Hass.io but in the end it seems it my fault. (Again) TL;DR Firewall settings for AD, malware, malicious urls disabled update worked fine. Maybe a host system reboot would be in order as well. 2019.10.15 Happened again. For some reason this time I was notified but the install would fail. Until I temporarily disabled blockerNG. Although … Continue reading Solved (for me) Hassio not showing update notification. [pfSENSE]
Sunshine… I thought that this movement false positive was only a cheap ip camera thing. Alas no… Come to think of it two sensors are starting to act up. Upstairs bedroom and outside. The bedroom sensor used to give me false positives due to a bad power supply. The outdoor one now seems to alert a lot as the shadow of the house grows and … Continue reading RCWL-0516: More outdoor issues with the PIR AM312
Newest build 2018.08.12 “Light switch with extra switches” Currently there is a wall switch which is unused. One staircase light was removed and the other is always on as it’s a ceiling fan with remote. As it stands now there is a blank faceplate covering the switch. I was thinking to put in some httm capacitive switches. (As in pic) Update: The blank faceplate is … Continue reading Reed sensor not working on d8. Nodemcu woes. (BRUH conversion)
Update for sonoffs and update path. From 5.12 the migration path seems to indicate 5.14->6.1.1. Tasmoadmin allows a 5.12->6.1.1 jump. All sorts of strange behaviour has ensued. After update the units would sporadically go offline. The AP wasn’t connectable. Button management on the sonoff was ineffective. All sorts of button presses attempted ie 4 quick times for an AP, 40 seconds straight to reset the … Continue reading Tasmota revert to 6.11 -> 5.12 after OTA failure
Home assistant is not ready for the general public. Update to 0.74.1.(later on 0.74.2) The GUI (web interface) isn’t loading. Automations seem to be working. Grafana ok Tasmoadmin ok Pretty much all but the GUI and iOS. Selecting full restore (wipe restore) with the snapshot isn’t working. Partial restore works but configuration.yaml isn’t loaded. Reinstalling didn’t work. Reinstalling, adding samba, adding the snapshot didn’t work. … Continue reading Dark day