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Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

This week, Amazon Alexa Routines received two really nice upgrades.  The first was the ability to name your Routines something.  A small enhancement but super ... Read More

Creating a Website in Amazon Lightsail for ~4 Bucks

Creating a Website in Amazon Lightsail for ~4 Bucks

I have written before about my migration from Blogger to an Amazon EC2 instance and it was recieved very well by readers.  The EC2 instance ... Read More

vCenter 6.7 Upgrade failing during pre-checks on Stage 2.  [Internal Error]

vCenter 6.7 Upgrade failing during pre-checks on Stage 2. [Internal Error]

While doing a standard vCenter appliance upgrade from 6.0GA to 6.7U3, I ran into some weird issues.  The deployment of the new appliance in Stage ... Read More

How to add an SSL Certificate to Home Assistant (the old fashioned way)

How to add an SSL Certificate to Home Assistant (the old fashioned way)

So this blog post is mainly for ME to reference in about a year when I have to do this process again.   The certificate I ... Read More

How to Fix WiFi interference with WiFi Analyzer

How to Fix WiFi interference with WiFi Analyzer

If you have a Smart Home, access to reliable power and reliable internet are critical to the reliability of your IOT devices.  I’ve discussed and ... Read More

How to upgrade UCS firmware

How to upgrade UCS firmware

This week I spent some time upgrading UCS firmware for a client’s infrastructure.  All the firmware.  The BIOS, Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC), the MLOM ... Read More

How to Enable the Home Assistant System Health Component

How to Enable the Home Assistant System Health Component

This is a bite sized Home Automation post.  Some basic housekeeping I needed to do on my own system.  Today I finally enabled the System ... Read More

VMware App Volumes and FSLogix container conflicts resolved.

VMware App Volumes and FSLogix container conflicts resolved.

I have a client where we have implemented a full VMware Horizon VDI solution.  This solution consists of VMware Horizon, User Environment Manager and App ... Read More

How to increase the root space on my AWS Hosted WordPress site

How to increase the root space on my AWS Hosted WordPress site

I have battled Out of Space errors before on my Pi-Hole, VMware and other systems in my career but this was the first time I ... Read More

Static IP addresses for Amazon Web Services instances

Static IP addresses for Amazon Web Services instances

This very blog you are reading right now is running on a t2.micro instance in the Amazon Web Services Cloud.  The T2 micro instances are ... Read More