Episode 75

In-Flight Changes


July 15th, 2022

59 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

Our thoughts on the new Works with Home Assistant program, some changes to Alex's off-site backup server, and a million bits of great feedback.

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  • Introducing the Works with Home Assistant program — With Home Assistant, we integrate with over 1000 different APIs. The majority of these integrations are created and maintained by the Home Assistant community. Over the years a number of companies have stepped up to work with our community offering samples and engineering support. In a few cases, we saw companies pick up the maintenance of integrating their products in Home Assistant.
  • Database of Zigbee devices — List of Zigbee devices supported by ZHA, Tasmota, Zigbee2MQTT, deCONZ, Zigbee for Domoticz or ioBroker.zigbee
  • Vikunja — Vikunja is an Open-Source, self-hosted To-Do list application for all platforms. It is licensed under the AGPLv3.
  • Vikunja Docker Walkthrough
  • London Meetup — August 5th at 6pm GMT (meetup.com is based off JBs Pacific Time). To confirm when I say 6pm GMT I mean 6pm as you look your watch - time savings and all that be damned - you know what I mean when I say 6pm GMT :)
  • West Coast Crew Matrix Chat Room — Are you on the US West coast? Join our Matrix room and get the latest on our west coast road tour coming up!
  • LinuxCard — Using the LinuxCard is easy, insert the SD card, connect USB-C to a computer, and open your favourite serial console app (minicom, PuTTY, etc), if you do not see the boot log, try the other virtual serial port (two exist). In case of a boot error, the SD card LED will blink in an infinite pattern, you can see the code for details on what various numbers of blinks mean.
  • First Alert Z-Wave Smoke Detector — Receive real-time notifications when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected.
  • Aeotec Water Leak Sensor Zigbee — lace the Aeotec SmartThings Water Leak Sensor under sinks, refrigerators, washing machines, and more to detect excess water or moisture and receive immediate alerts on your phone
  • FlightAware ADS-B Store — This kit provides you all the parts you need to create an ADS-B receiver.  It will allow you to track aircraft up to 250NM away. Using FlightAware’s open-source software you can receive data from 1090MHz equipped aircraft and have it displayed in a web-based radar-like interface. 
  • Valeronoi — A companion for Valetudo for generating WiFi signal strength maps. It visualizes them using a Voronoi diagram.
  • Shelly Leak Sensor — Connect Shelly Flood directly to your Wi-Fi network, without the need of any additional controller.
  • Get a New Podcast App and Boost the Show — Grab a Podcasting 2.0 compatible app or a Boost-specific app.