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2020

Docker and Portainer in Debian

8 minute read

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

3 minute read

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

4 minute read

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

2 minute read

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

2 minute read

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

2 minute read

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

7 minute read

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

2 minute read

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

4 minute read

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...

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2019

Improve the look and feel of Home Assistant

3 minute read

Home Assistant has a Web interface based on Google Material Design. While it is quite nice to look at, for those who want to change the look a little, Home A...

Make your own smart devices with ESPHome

5 minute read

ESPHome is a framework (software module) to control ESP8266/ESP32 modules in a very simple but powerful way and create smart devices. In the same way, it all...

Security camera with Raspberry Pi

4 minute read

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

4 minute read

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

3 minute read

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...

Control smart devices with Tuya Smart Life

3 minute read

Tuya is a company dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT). It has a multitude of products, applications, services… creating its own complete ecosystem.

SSH & Web Terminal in Hass.io

2 minute read

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

3 minute read

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

1 minute read

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...

Protect your private info with secrets.yaml

1 minute read

When we work with Home Assistant files, we tend to introduce private keys and data that in the wrong hands can become a very dangerous and serious problem.

Control your home from anywhere with DuckDNS

3 minute read

We have already created our Home Assistant server, and know a little more about how it works. But making a smart house doesn’t make much sense if we can only...

Configure Home Assistant editing its files

3 minute read

While many Home Assistant configurations and integrations can be made and configured without the need to edit files of any kind, others require at least a fe...

Meeting Home Assistant

5 minute read

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

5 minute read

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 ...

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2018

The Good IT guy

3 minute read

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

3 minute read

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...

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2017

Visual Studio Team Services from Console

5 minute read

Computer scientists are vague by nature, in fact, the computer was born with the purpose of sorting information and automate the tasks of sorting and process...

Migrating our projects from TFVC to Git

5 minute read

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...

[Micro-Post] Organizing the references in C#

1 minute read

There are many ways to improve our code, some people advocate for having a code with solid and reliable functionality, others for a clean code, and why not, ...

Meet ESP8266 / NodeMCU, the WIFI module for IoT

5 minute read

Fortunately or unfortunately, the world of IOT is becoming a tangle of devices, services, software and operating systems. This doesn’t have to be bad, in fac...

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2016

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