Lights are things not normally given a name. And even if you did name them just so Alexa can understand specific on/off requests, the chance of everyone in your home remembering them is pretty close to nil. So if you are using Home Assistant, why not make Alexa room aware so she can understand more natural speech from everyone.
Covid-19 has pretty much turned everything upside down. So if you are looking for a simple diversion or just a quick easy project, why not setup a Minecraft server with multi-player support? Its been great for my kids and I
I needed a reliable method to properly heat a detached home office. The process had to account for whether someone was home, if the space was in use, and the time of day to create an efficient solution that would not waste dollars and energy. Here is the solution I was able to creeate
I have two QNAP NAS’s running a variety services in Docker. Container Station is QNAP’s implementation of Docker and having it installed on both machines has really expanded what I can do with these devices. Thumbs up to that, but I do have a few tips beyond Container Station that will help you run your containers more efficiently (…at least, this is what works for me). 1) Store your persistent data in a location other than Container Station’s default folder.
Prerequisites: Container Station: If this is not already on your device then install it from the QNAP App Store. Setup with all default options. Portainer Container: If this is not already up and running see my “Three Tips” post for ideas how to create the container. Also, create the admin user if you have not already done so. Main Setup When you log into Portainer for the first time it will prompt you to connect to a Docker endpoint.
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