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 […]
(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. […]
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 […]
Hello. I reckon you should vote. There’s one interesting thing I’d love you to think about though: no matter who you vote for, nothing much will change. And this is great. If you were to listen to all the ads and interviews and rhetoric, you’d be pretty sure that no matter who wins on Saturday […]