I’ve been away from social media* for a month now, and I’m wondering whether to go back. I’m not convinced I should. My core concern is whether I find it valuable enough to compensate for the downsides that it causes for me.
In part 1, I was building a light sensor, but now it’s morphed into a multi-sensor Running against my recent terrible Aliexpress streak, the remaining bits actually arrived. Here’s the items I’ve used to build a great little multi-sensor that pumps data into Home Assistant: Total: US$8.38 Item Details Price Main Board Wemos Mini D1 (probably…… Continue reading Building a Multisensor for Home Assistant – Part 2
(This turned from a light sensor into a light/temperature/humidity/pressure multi-sensor in Part 2. By Part 3 it might be sentient.) I’ve been mucking about with Home Assistant for several months now after buying wifi lights (and shamefully haven’t been blogging about it). Home Assistant is a hugely configurable, Python-based home automation server. I recommend checking it out.…… Continue reading Building a Light Level Sensor for Home Assistant – Part 1
I’ve thought about taking a break from Social Media several times in the past. It was this video that finally pushed me to give it a crack, at least experimentally (thanks Rowan). It’s not that the chap had anything groundbreaking to say, but more that it was a handy summary of all the reasons why…… Continue reading How to disconnect from Social Media without deleting your accounts