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Sept. 17, 2022

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm with Home Automation updates and Jim is frustrated with it all – HGG546

Gavin Campbell joins us from HomeTech.fm with updates on Home Automation topics from YoLink, Hubitat and Blue Iris. We also spend some time talking about Unraid and Home Assistant and different ways it can be installed locally.


Gavin Campbell joins us from HomeTech.fm with updates on Home Automation topics from YoLink, Hubitat and Blue Iris. We also spend some time talking about Unraid and Home Assistant and different ways it can be installed locally. Jim does a lot of whining on this episode, so get ready. Thanks for listening.



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Hometech.fm with Seth and TJ. [1:48]
What’s changed at work since the pandemic? [5:19]
The last time a hard drive failed? [10:18]
The one thing that drives a lot of tech changes is the wife complaining about something [13:58]
Are data centers getting hotter in the process? [20:34]
YoLink – Five year battery life and a quarter of a mile of range. [25:54]
Have they released any new gear for Hubitat? [32:26]
Blue Iris uses something called Deepstack for object detection and it worked pretty well, but they recently announced that they were getting rid of it. [37:28]
I had a rant this week of my tv. [42:33]
The problem with Home Automation today? You probably have 10 different apps to control them. [45:11]
Get more cores in your computer if you are running Unraid. [47:31]
Backblaze vs. Acronis. [52:53]
Don’t be so worried about your pictures. [57:34]
Using a server chip instead of a consumer chip for backup and restore. [1:02:08]
How to run Home Assistant as a docker or virtual machine. [1:06:48]

 
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