Home Assistant – My Home Automation Hub

Home Assistant – My Home Automation Hub

The brains behind my home automation is a tool called Home Assistant, which runs off a single Raspberry Pi in my cupboard. Home Assistant is an open source home automation platform, that acts as a hub between all your intelligent devices. I started with Home Assistant...
Navigating Car Rentals – Tips and Tricks

Navigating Car Rentals – Tips and Tricks

A while back I decided to switch from owning a car, to solely using Uber and the Gautrain. The change has been more successful than I ever imagined, and I’m saving a small fortune by not owning a vehicle anymore. That’s another article for another time...
Preparing for a Presentation

Preparing for a Presentation

If there is one thing I try to be, it is prepared. Some would say I’m obsessed with it. To use an old overused adage, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. In my facilitation and speaking, I am presenting on a very regular basis, and...
Learning IoT and Home Automation

Learning IoT and Home Automation

Those who know me and have been in my presence over the last six month, have been subjected to my interest obsession with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Home Automation. Around November 2017, I was introduced to a little device called the ESP8266, and within a week...

Identity Theft, Part 3 – A year later

It has been roughly a year since my identity was stolen. And, life goes on. It was a difficult time having to deal with the oodles of admin (not to mention an expensive time on my phonebill), but everything has been fairly smooth since. I’ll try keep this post...