Tag: Amazon

Adding Days Until Sensor to my Home Assistant Speech routines

Adding Days Until Sensor to my Home Assistant Speech routines

A few videos and posts ago, we made a new Holiday sensor that would use Wolfram Alpha API to give us the days until a ... Read More

Want a free Amazon Echo Auto device?

Want a free Amazon Echo Auto device?

I have mine sitting on my desk already BUT for those of you who haven’t made the choice to buy the $50 Echo Auto, this ... Read More

Unboxing the Echo Show 5 and Setup

Unboxing the Echo Show 5 and Setup

Today we are unboxing and setting up the new Echo Show 5 we purchased during Prime Day for the bedroom.  This smart home device is ... Read More

Upgrading Home Assistant and Fixing icon_template warning errors

Upgrading Home Assistant and Fixing icon_template warning errors

Amazon Prime Day is over and now it is time to upgrade everything.  We will be upgrading our chair and then Home Assistant!  It’s been ... Read More

How to Setup Alexa Guard Mode and ADT Pulse to monitor your Smart Home

How to Setup Alexa Guard Mode and ADT Pulse to monitor your Smart Home

I was pretty excited when they announced Amazon Guard way back in September 2018.  I’m doubly excited now that it has finally been rolled out ... Read More

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 I Migrated from Blogger to WordPress on AWS (Amazon Web Services)

How I Migrated from Blogger to WordPress on AWS (Amazon Web Services)

So we are finally HERE.  All migrated and converted from Blogger to WordPress as well as moved from Google to AWS.  All thanks to an ... Read More

Enabling Guest Mode TTS feedback for Home Assistant

Enabling Guest Mode TTS feedback for Home Assistant

I have been using input booleans in my Home Assistant set up from the very start.  They basically just become virtual switches that allow you ... Read More

Is Amazon killing off the name Alexa?

Is Amazon killing off the name Alexa?

Clickbait? Sure.. ;) But interesting nonetheless I think.  With 2018 drawing to an end, I was thinking about how Amazon is absolutely crushing and dominating ... Read More

A few devices share that name. No they Don’t Alexa! [Bad Firmware]

A few devices share that name. No they Don’t Alexa! [Bad Firmware]

This morning was a little frustrating in my Smart Home.   Looks like Amazon pushed out a new firmware to the Echo devices that really confused ... Read More