This blog is for those people whose daily job is IT-related (DevOps, developers, system administrators, etc) and who are using Home Assistant at home. If you fit that description, you just might suffer from what I call: The enterprise smart home syndrome.
Calibrating an ESPHome flashed power plug
I’ve calibrated twelve wall plugs! So you got a power plug or any other device that can measure power, current or the voltage flowing through it. Nice! So did I, and I flashed them with ESPHome since well, that is my firmware of choice for ESP based devices. The problem, however, is that measurements using these DIY methods are rarely accurate. Fortunately, there’s a solution: You can...
Home Assistant Paulus invaded my live stream
The day after. Yesterday, I was doing my weekly add-on development stream on Twitch but was interrupted. A real-life Paulus Schoutsen (Founder of Home Assistant) showing up on my doorstep by surprise. Holy mother of home automations! 😲