This post describes a wireless (though it needs power) interface from a dumb UK electricity meter with a flashing LED, to a Home Assistant system running elsewhere in the house. The hardware costs under £10 if you already have a USB phone charger, which most people have a surplus of these days.Continue reading “Smartening an electricity meter”
With it’s single network port, low memory and low CPU speed, a Pi may not seem capable of filtering traffic at a very high bandwidth. This article describes how to make a small filter system that can block IP addresses on the inside or outside of your network while not having any noticeable effect on the network speed. And no, it’s not just blocking the DNS, it’s really blocking the traffic.
I followed the numerous tutorials on getting WordPress working on a Debian based Linux box. I’m doing this on Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi, but I expect the same gotcha to apply to all distros. The problem is the Cant Create Directory message when updating or installing themes and plugins. Continue reading “Getting WordPress to work on Debian based systems.”
Yay, I got first post. But I guess I’m bound to with this being my blog.