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Behind the scenes of Matt Zaske Online is Matt Zaske: automation evangelist, technology grief counselor, developer, systems admin, freelancer, father, moustache aficionado, and jack of all trades.

I provide practical advice, extraordinary ideas, and no-nonsense technology solutions for everyday folks. Let's work together to do something amazing!

Recent Tech-related Blog Posts:

September 26, 2022 8 minutes

Once I settled on jumping into home automation and Home Assistant (HA), the first "practical" thing I wanted to address was the issue of lights being left on at random throughout the house.

September 12, 2022 6 minutes

About a month ago, I took the plunge.

After considering it for a long time and hearing about some cool stuff folks were doing with home automation, I decided it was time to start my own dabbling adventure. A warning to folks: home automation is a little bit like owning horses. There can be a bunch of expense in the process for little obvious reward.

August 22, 2022 7 minutes

This is the "final" installment of my summer 2022 blog series about the development of my Slack Tempest WeatherBot.

August 8, 2022 5 minutes

This is the third in the short series of my journey building the Slack Tempest WeatherBot.

July 25, 2022 5 minutes

In the last post I wrote about the basics of building the Slack Tempest WeatherBot and its basic set of command arguments.

July 11, 2022 5 minutes

In summer 2020, I picked up a WeatherFlow Tempest station...a purchase I'd been considering for the better part of a year. It's an awesome and compact little thing, and on the whole I've been super happy with it.

June 27, 2022 3 minutes

After a year-and-a-half of implementation (mostly monitoring), it is time to switch to a 'steady' or 'monitor-as-necessary state' for all of my things DMARC.

June 13, 2022 7 minutes

I have a confession to make: I've ignored a Really Bad Password Form on an inherited web application for about at least a decade too long.