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
There’s a couple of hours in my day that are tricky, and I was hoping Here One could solve the problem. Anyone who has cycled at anything above walking pace knows the omnipresent flutter of wind in their ears. It’s invigorating most of the time – the faster you go the more whoosh in your ears. When… Continue reading Here One: Wonderful Tech That Could Kill You
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