As I've noted before, my 1940's-era house has its own quirks with regard to smart home automation in large part due to 1940's wiring standards.
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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.
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.
This is the "final" installment of my summer 2022 blog series about the development of my Slack Tempest WeatherBot.
This is the third in the short series of my journey building the Slack Tempest WeatherBot.
In the last post I wrote about the basics of building the Slack Tempest WeatherBot and its basic set of command arguments.
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.
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.
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.