Cleaning my “green” solar panels

white and blue solar panels

We’re having amazing weather in the Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± right now! Even though it’s technically spring, it feels like summer, with temperatures hitting 25 degrees Celsius already in early May 😎. This is super rare for us Dutchies, so we’re really making the most out of it by spending lots of time in our garden! However, I have noticed that my solar panels on the roof are looking...

Privacy, please!

Privacy please!

I don’t write a lot on my blog (unfortunately actually, I would really wish I was better at this); however, yesterday I had to do some maintenance on the server running this website… This made me realize; that I added Google Tag Manager & Google Analytics to this darn thing and haven’t looked at it, since… I don’t think I ever looked at it all 😬 And the above...

Thinking of doing a DIY IoT summer project

Building your own DIY IoT devices

πŸ‘‹ Well hello, April! Yes, it is April already. Doesn’t time fly? Here in the Netherlands, this month already provided us with some nice sunny days, with exceptional warm temperatures for the time of year… Summer is coming! (yeah I know, it is barely spring 🌱). Nevertheless, I feel the need for a summer side project to tinker with, and I have been writing down quite a bunch of ideas. I...

A year passed… the second post! 🀭

Picture showing electric sparks

So a year has passed since I posted my initial “First post on my new website!“… this is my second post… Yeah, I should feel ashamed… and actually, I am a little 🀭 So what happened? Well, multiple things blocked me a bit: I didn’t really enjoy using Hugo, which powered my initial site. While I do enjoy a static website, it isn’t really something you just...

First post on my new website!

Picture of a pavement having written "Passion led us here" on it

Here we go! This post marks the official launch of my website! πŸš€

On March 24th of 2018, I have sent out a tweet on my Twitter account writing about my current plans for my personal home automation project. It included an image showing all kinds of IoT devices I’m planning to use in my project. It didn’t take long for Andy Cowan to reply to it…

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A Human. Being. Him/He. Dad. Open Sourcerer. Home Assistant developer. Passionate. Dedicated. Life motto: Make a positive difference every single day❀️ Be the change.

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