Online file browser for your server

When installing an operating system without a desktop, one of the things that is most missed is having a file explorer with which to perform basic tasks. Fil...

Automatically update containers

As we expand our collection of containers Docker, it becomes tedious to keep an eye on possible updates of the applications we use and even to completely for...

System monitoring with Glances

Once you are familiar with Docker and have created several containers, it is the best time to monitor the server. You will monitor the resources and see if a...

Update the Portainer container

In the previous article it was seen how to install Docker and Portainer. A fantastic option to manage Docker containers visually.

Docker and Portainer in Debian

As our colleague Joaquín García explained in an extensive article in No Country for Geeks, Docker is a platform for running applications in containers. These...

Static IP in Debian

By default, the Debian 10 installer configures the network via DHCP. This causes the server’s IP to change with each reboot unless its IP is reserved in the ...

Installing Debian 10 from scratch

After trying Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi 2 for several months, it became necessary to buy a Mini-PC in order to expand the services and devices in my ho...

PVPC tariff prices in Home Assistant

As of the date of publication of this article, just one month ago I changed my electricity rate to Hourly Pricing of Electricity (PVPC), which is the spanish...

Installing Lovelace Plugins

This is a good time to learn how to further expand the Home Assistant ecosystem by using Lovelace Plugins. These Plugins extend our Dashboards with custom ca...

YAML files by package in Home Assistant

As time goes by and more integrations are added to a Home Assistant server, you can see how the configuration files become more complicated and big, and even...

Track devices in Home Assistant

Home Assistant has a type of integrations called Device Tracker, these integrations are intended to control the location of the different devices that we lin...

Images for people in Home Assistant

In the previous article, a distinction was made between user and person. By default, one person is usually created for each user. And it is used to track the...

Home Assistant configuration in YAML

Although version by version of Home Assistant there is a growing tendency for everything to be integrated in a visual way and therefore any user without prog...

Security camera with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi (in all its versions) is one of the most powerful and versatile microcomputers of the moment. Thanks to the community you can get almost anythin...

The meta-component Default Config

Reviewing and cleaning the configuration.yaml file that we have had to edit on other occasions. I’ve noticed the default_config component. A component that c...

Home Assistant notifications on Telegram

Once we have configured several devices and entities in Home Assistant, it’s time to receive notifications if they have problems, or if we simply want to kno...

SSH & Web Terminal in Hass.io

Sometimes you have to execute commands on your Home Assistant server. For this, as in many other devices, there is the option of remote access by SSH (Secure...

Custom secure domains with GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is the possibility to create a static website from a repository offered by GitHub. This is useful when you have a personal page, a project with ...

Monitoring a Home Assistant server

As our intelligent home grows in number of devices and complexity, but also in usefulness, we must protect the Home Assistant server in order to avoid future...

Meeting Home Assistant

Once created our Home Assistant server, let’s see how its web interface works and how to make the basic settings to start working and enjoy our intelligent h...

Domotizing our house with Home Assistant

Let’s admit something, we humans are really lazy, but computer scientists are even more so. That’s why we try to automate as much as possible, sometimes too ...

The Good IT guy

You get to the office. Like every day, you turn on your computer, check the emails, the Pull Request on your team, and finally, what task you have to do toda...

Tips to improve SQL Server Databases

A few days ago I learned a valuable lesson about what to do and not in databases. A few small tips that will help us to optimize our SQL Server databases and...

Migrating our projects from TFVC to Git

With the decline of code version control systems such as Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) and the rise of others such as Git, we are facing a common an...