Amazon Discontinues the Dash Button

Amazon Discontinues the Dash Button

Another Internet of Things device bites the dust.  Amazon announced today it will discontinue selling the Dash Buttons.  These silly little Wi-Fi buttons were originally ... Read More

How to add Webex integration to your Office 365 installation for easy meetings

How to add Webex integration to your Office 365 installation for easy meetings

I wasn’t always  a fan of Office in the Cloud (see how I felt 10 years ago it) but thankfully we kept pushing forward and ... Read More

How I Upgraded Home Assistant to 0.88.1 – fixing all the breaking Changes!

How I Upgraded Home Assistant to 0.88.1 – fixing all the breaking Changes!

I have been putting off upgrading Home Assistant for about a month now because of all of the breaking changes.  I tried before and was ... Read More

1000 Subscriber Milestone! And thanks to the #HACommunity!

1000 Subscriber Milestone! And thanks to the #HACommunity!

It feels like just a drop in the bucket in the massive YouTube universe but I personally just passed the 1000 subscriber count milestone mark ... Read More

Breaking down the Flag Sensor in Home Assistant

Breaking down the Flag Sensor in Home Assistant

With all the holidays passing us, I’ve noticed the nice colors on my house using the DIY LED lightstrips.  With Halloween, Christmas, Valentine and now ... Read More

Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.0 appliance with a Windows based Update Manager option

Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.0 appliance with a Windows based Update Manager option

I ran into an interesting situation the other day.  When vSphere 6.0 was the hot new product out there, I had converted a client of ... Read More

How to set up Home Assistant Presence Detection using NMAP

How to set up Home Assistant Presence Detection using NMAP

Today,  I tackled Presence Detection with Home Assistant.  To get the most out of your home automation, you need good presence detection.  A way for ... Read More

How to Upgrade VMware UAG 3.3 to 3.4 (Universal Access Gateway)

How to Upgrade VMware UAG 3.3 to 3.4 (Universal Access Gateway)

VMware released the new Universal Access Gateway (UAG) 3.4 a while ago (What’s New) and I finally got a chance to upgrade my 3.3 appliance ... Read More

Everyday Holiday Smart Lights – Valentine’s Day Edition

Everyday Holiday Smart Lights – Valentine’s Day Edition

If you are running Home Assistant and haven’t had an opportunity to put up Smart Lights outside, you are missing out on all the fun.  ... Read More

How to Upgrade Home Assistant Ubuntu to 18.04.1 LTS

How to Upgrade Home Assistant Ubuntu to 18.04.1 LTS

If you have recently logged into your Home Assistant terminal and have seen a message letting you know that there is a new release ‘18.04.1 ... Read More