How to enable DNS logging to monitor requests

How to enable DNS logging to monitor requests

This comes from the 'Learn something new every day' file. Working with a client to decommission an old DNS server, this important question came up: ... Read More

My Home Assistant Vacuum Automation! Rescue Me Mode!

My Home Assistant Vacuum Automation! Rescue Me Mode!

This weekend, I finished up a project giving my Neato D7 Robot vacuum a voice in the house to alert us when it gets stuck. ... Read More

The Home Assistant Logbook

The Home Assistant Logbook

Here is a quick overview of how I use the Home Assistant Logbook for troubleshooting my automations and figuring out new ideas for things to ... Read More

Phyn Plus – Smart Water Shutoff Device

Phyn Plus – Smart Water Shutoff Device

Leak detection in a smart home is not very sexy. These are usually devices that are put around the house under sinks, near water heaters ... Read More

The Return of Citrix QFarm

The Return of Citrix QFarm

Here is another awesome utility brought to you by Jacques Bensimon. This one is a wrapper to reproduce the old familiar QFarm functionality you might ... Read More

PowerShell: Move DHCP Server to a new server

PowerShell: Move DHCP Server to a new server

This weekend I had a quick maintenance item to complete with a client who wanted to move his DHCP server functions from a physical server ... Read More

Wyze No Contact Thermometer

Wyze No Contact Thermometer

You might not think of Wyze when your next thermometer but let me tell you, this thing is great. Wyze doesn't even make this though. ... Read More

Citrix Grey Screen Issue – SOLVED

Citrix Grey Screen Issue – SOLVED

Rajen Das sent over this quick little example of how he used the IPM Path Manager utility to solve a Citrix Graphic Process GREY screen ... Read More

Upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 LTS for Home Assistant

Upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 LTS for Home Assistant

My Home Assistant installation is currently running on Ubuntu 18.04 on an old laptop. I leverage Docker to run various containers on it including Home ... Read More

How to Delegate rights in the My VMware Portal

How to Delegate rights in the My VMware Portal

The MY VMware portal page is pretty useful. This is where you can get your organization's licensing, software downloads, and support cases. It is also ... Read More