I’ve been using Seagate IronWolf disks for a few years now and currently have about 20 in service, most of those are the 10TB (and 12TB) Non-Pro (ST10000VN0004) variety. Most of my experience with them has been great so when the new server build came along I bought a few more to run as my main ZFS pool. Sadly, things didn’t go exactly as planned, but I think I was also able to fix it, so let’s see what happened!
How to install Proxmox and setup a ZFS Pool
This article is to accompany my video about setting up Proxmox, creating a ZFS Pool and then installing a small VM on it. It’s a tutorial from start to finish!
I’ve started replacing my old (6 year) old server! So join me on the journey of putting together a 100TB 10Gbit Server, installing Proxmox, migrating the old data and many more topics!
In 2018 I made a video about 4K IP camera models from Dahua, since then my favorite model has been the HDW5831R. At the beginning of this year new 4K models became available in their “H265 Lite” line of cameras and I was curious how they would stack up, so, buckle up because this video is a long one! Continue reading IPcam: Testing new 4K (8MP) “2019” IP camera models from Dahua
Even since we’ve lived in our new house I have wanted to create a sort of “automatic” bathroom ventilation. Our central ventilation box has a feature that can be used for that but we needed hooked it up. But, combining two of my recent Home Assistant videos it’s actually quite easy now, let’s build it and throw some Node-Red into the mix too! 😀
This article is an accompanying article for my video about installing Nx Witness on low-power and cheap hardware, go check it out! Continue reading IPcam: Nx Witness full install demo on cheap/low-power NVR hardware
To further my quest in replacing my underfloor heating controller with self built Domotica today I’m taking a look at some ultra cheap Chinese relay boards to see if they could work in case (spoiler, they are great!)
I have been using the Honeywell Evohome system in our house for multi-zone underfloor heating since it’s we’ve moved in. I’ve also been having issues with this system since that time and it’s cost me a lot of work to get it to do what it should do and I’m really fed up with it!
This video is the first step into replacing that system! In this video we’re going to set up an easy to configure and cheap multi-room temperature sensing system with Home Assistant at its heart.
Continue reading Home Assistant: Cheap Multi-Room Temperature & Humidity sensors
Ever since we’ve moved to our new house we have been having trouble keeping our energy usage in check. To combat this problem I’ve bought a bunch of 10$ energy meters which can be flashed without any soldering to the awesome ESPhome firmware!
This guide will show you how to do this and how to get everything setup in Home Assistant and Grafana!
I decided to make a channel trailer / 2019 update video, although it’s more about YouTube and not the blog, go check it out!