Episode 262

Fun with Automation


December 7th, 2021

56 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

This episode we focus on your feedback. Steve describes automating his Christmas tree. We give you some tips for getting started with Home Assistant. A new version of Firefox has been released with new privacy sandboxing features, and as always your calls go to the front of the line.

-- During The Show --

01:00 Steve's Automation

  • Automating Steve's Christmas Tree
  • What IOT is allowed in Steve's House

07:00 Open Source Alternative to Planning Center? - Dustin

11:15 Charlie Suggestions for Pi Audio - Charlie

13:45 Tim Asks

18:30 Caller Cody

  • Home Assistant alerts?
  • Home Assistant App
  • Twillio
  • GSM SIM Card
  • Better Connection to RaspberryPi GPIO
  • ESP32 and ESP8266
  • Argon One for RaspberryPi

27:50 Datacenter in the cloud - Jon

  • Follow up coming
  • Send in your questions!

29:29 Backups - RC

  • Industry Standard is "fluid"
  • LUKs is still the predominant solution
  • LUKs puts the key in the header
  • Veracrypt
  • Hidden Volumes
  • ZFS Native Encryption

Opensuse Feedback

  • Try OpenSuse
  • General Purpose OS
  • Look for what sets OpenSuse apart
  • Write in!

38:47 Kpovoc Asked

  • Start with automating Lights
  • Automate your Garage Door
  • Volumio Alarm Clock
  • Clear Tones
  • Start with RaspberryPi
  • Anything you find useful

44:25 Gadget of the Week

47:35 Firefox 95 Release

49:38 Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 is Out

  • Transitioning to ModemManager
  • Fixed External Displays on Plasma Mobile
  • Bug Fixes/Improvements
  • Bottom nav bar

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