Alpha Vantage Integration for Home Assistant

I recently added the Alpha Vantage component to my Home Assistant setup, and quickly realized it wasn’t going to meet my needs. First off there appears to be a pretty critical bug with the component that severely hampers the built in components usability. You can read about it at …

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My Home Assistant Configuration (v4)

In the last couple of weeks I have been furiously working on my home-assisstant.io config, and have recently migrated my Github repo to the new version. Previous versions are archived as branches for those that want to see where things have been.

With each release Home Assistant gets better …

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My Current Home Automation Setup (Updated)


If you are looking to get into Home Automation, you should definitely check out Home Assistant. I originally started with Smartthings as my main hub and then installed Home Assistant on an old Dell Optiplex I had laying around running Ubuntu. And I haven’t looked back. I eventually wanted …

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My Home Automation Journey


If you are just starting to check out the Home Automation scene you probably have found there is not a standard. Not only that it is an ever-increasing glut of choices. Do you go with Z-Wave, Zigbee, or Wifi. Do you go with a cloud dependent solution or do you …

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Splunking my Commute

After Splunk’s .conf2016 I found myself spending my free time analyzing the data around me looking for something new to Splunk. This is actually something that happens with increasing regularity actually. After you realize what Splunk can do you can’t help look at the world in a new …

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