Upgrading Hassbian from Stretch to Buster

I have been slacking in terms of managing my Hassbian install. I should probably just bite the bullet and migrate to hassio but every time I try I run into some hurdles that just seems like more effort to resolve than its worth. Whatever. Hassbian is what we are talking …

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Operation: Give Back

So I recently had an exchange with Carlo Costanzo (@CCOSTAN) on twitter about our Home Assistant configs and it made me realize two things.

  1. I need to do a better job of documenting the work I am doing with Home Assistant
  2. I really like talking about Home Automation

To be …

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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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