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Home Assistant Energy

Home Assistant Energy

Recently HomeAssistant released a new feature, energy management. As we've been tracking our energy usage for a while and have never managed to find a good way of representing things, this was a huge change. Over the last few days I have finally found the time to look at integrating things. As with most things in HA, what seemed like a great feature that will be easy to use turned out to need a lot more work than anticipated. HA...

Home Assistant on FreeBSD

Home Assistant on FreeBSD

After working for a couple of months the SD card in the HomeAssistant RaspberryPi died. Annoying. Of course without a suitable replacement how do we get the HA working again? We have a small server in the house that runs FreeBSD so that seemed like a good solution apart from the lack of docker support to install HA. However, after spending some time with web searches, the HA forums and wiki pages, it turns out to be possible. The following...