Upgrading Home Assistant to 0.55

Today I decided to upgrade my Home Assistant software to version 0.55. After the upgrade my Philips Hue lights was no long automatically discovered by Home Assistant. A quick fix is to manually add Hue as a light platform to configuration.yaml file. Add below and you should be good to go. light: – platform: hue…

Home automation software

Regarding our home automation setup one of the first things to decide on was the software. From the beginning I had a few requirements to the software. Free to use and preferably open source. Highly cutomizable Easy to use Possibility to mix various technologies I quick search on the big internet showed that some of…

The first day of the future :-)

I have decided to delete all existing pages and start on a fresh. Reason is that most of the sites was outdated and I have a few new topics I would like to write about. Regarding the topics I will write  a bit about below topics.  Home automation Linux tips and tricks RC-cars So stay…


Have you ever wondered what you have in your freezer? With FreezerManager you no longer need to dig all the way through your freezer to check if you have any more steaks or ice cream. FreezerManager lets you keep the content of your freezer in your smart phone.

PPA updated

PPA packages have been updated to Ubuntu 13.04.

DCC updated

Just updated DCC in my Ubuntu PPA. Updated packages are available for 12.04LTS and 12.10.

PPA updated

I have just updated my PPA with Precise (Ubuntu 12.04) packages.

Updated with Duplicity guide

I just added a small Duplicity guide. I use Duplicity to take backup of my local server. I use Amazon S3 as storage backend as storage is rather cheap at Amazon S3.