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…
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.
Break down: New Years Holiday my SANYO Aqua AQR-261b decided to stop cooling. What better timing… On the bright side, the leaning house seems to seek and find equilibrium with outside temperature rather quickly. Which means in 0c weather it’s pretty close to 0c indoors (3-4c) and so the food doesn’t go bad right away. As the temp indoors is cold. I only noticed … Continue reading Refrigerator troubles in Japan. (SANYO Aqua AQR-261b)
It’s always a mystery what will arrive in the mail. Sometimes the delivery takes forever other times it’s here super fast. The items arrived 9 days from the purchase with free delivery. These items from different sellers must have be packed in a container that was almost full and ready to go or something. In any case I’m happy as the jump wire I wasn’t … Continue reading Colourful deliveries
AliExpress… Great asset, good selection, good prices. What’s the downside? Unless you’re into fixing new products sometimes the downside is that your product arrives with damage. More often than not the product itself will be damage free but the packaging will have gone through a heavy beating. Many people would say this is the mail service’s fault and I would agree in part. However which … Continue reading Some (re)assembly required. AliExpress damaged packaging & “broken” contents.
More iPhone issues in the past week. This time an iPhone 6s stopped wanting to charge. Insert charging cable in and nothing. Thus syncing was no longer possible. Cleaned out the lightning port and the please charge icon appeared. It would detect the cable was plugged in but wouldn’t charge. Obviously I tried with multiple chargers and cables on my 7plus. All is well outside … Continue reading iPhone 6s not charging? My temporary fix.
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
When modifying the sonoff I had the misfortune of tuning the unit upside down without its case in order to do some soldering. Twice this caused me to put too much pressure on the gpio0 pin and caused it to break off. Sometime the inner switch contact plate would also come out. Re-placing the inner contact plate and the button with lid back on with … Continue reading Breaking the black button Sonoff basic
(Part 1, Part 2) Having saved a backup of my working pfsense setup in part 1. I went into this with a little more confidence that I could restore the setups to pre-disappearing LAN/WAN tricks. Arriving home, I attack the issue. So, no lan, no wifi (iphone refuses to connect) open pfsense console. WAN is on PPPOE, and online. I’m getting dynamic DNS change confirmation … Continue reading Pfsense not sensing pt3 “the backuping”