Solved (for me) Hassio not showing update notification. [pfSENSE]

The title was going to be another rant against 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]

RCWL-0516: More outdoor issues with the PIR AM312

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

Japanese wiring isn’t automation friendly.

Picture of wires from blog In my old leaning house I have one live wire going to the light switch. nothing else is in the switch box. Now I thought that this would be because of the old leaning house that I’m in. However upon asking around it would seem as thought this is common in new constructions as well. This image goes to doesn’t … Continue reading Japanese wiring isn’t automation friendly.

Hassio “the grafaning”

Recently I upgraded to Hassio 0.70 (June 2018) Also installed: SONweb now (tasmota skin 2018.07) InfluxDB Grafana SONweb is fantastic. Nothing much to say here as DrZZs did a great job with his video. InfluxDB and Grafana are almost all explained on the component sections of the Hassio site. After following some tutorial info video from I could for the most part navigate and … Continue reading Hassio “the grafaning”

USB ghost switching

Dr ZZs once made a video about ghost switching. When long leads pickup signals and the esp8266 (sonoff) interprets them as inputs. Not quite the case. Although the cases for the multi sensors are a little ghostly. (Car air fresheners containers from Daiso) My light was going on and off randomly in a room that was not occupied. His happened in consistently at night which … Continue reading USB ghost switching

Pfsense not… this is getting old (update 40days later)

Away from home pfsense held up today.   (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) For about 12 hours. Got home and pfsense dropped the LAN card. A quick reboot and it’s back. But just as quickly it dropped the LAN card again. Back to square one again. This is really getting old. Scour the internet again… up until now I thought it might be related to … Continue reading Pfsense not… this is getting old (update 40days later)

Pfsense not sensing pt3 “the backuping”

(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”

pfSense not sensing

A few days ago the wifi network at home stopped allowing internet access, wired network also stopped. Internal pings were working, all devices were seemingly online, scanning with FING (I was still connected at the time) revealed nothing out of the ordinary. But no internet access. A quick login to the pfSense web gui revealed nothing unusual, another quick check to the pfsense console, all seems … Continue reading pfSense not sensing