I recently purchased an Eastron SDM630 power meter and a Modbus TCP Gateway. This is a smart meter, which is installed behind my power company’s meter (since this can’t be changed or touched). The meter itself is about 130€ and can be found on Amazon. I opted for the Ebay one linked above, since it… Continue Reading Home Assistant & whole-home power monitoring
I setup home assistant around six months ago, and I have amassed a sqlite database around 700Mb. Today, the entire six months of history is in the Sqlite database which is causing home assistant to hang for minutes when I try to look at history, even if the requested history is only today. For other stuff,… Continue Reading Home Assistant migration from Sqlite3 to MariaDB (MySQL)
This describes from start to finish how to configure Gitlab’s continuous integration to build a docker image. I couldn’t find any simple documentation on what all needs to be setup to build a docker image, so I hope someone finds this useful. I run a rancher cluster, and all my services run on top of this cluster… Continue Reading Building WhaleSay with Docker and Gitlab-CI
A few years ago I had my first sticky toffee pudding. A rich, moist cake drowned in a sea of toffee liquid goodness. How can that be anything but awesome for a sugar junky? This past week, I have been craving this toffee goodness, and decided to Google for a recipe to try. Of course… Continue Reading Baking delights
Ok, so this is my official start to writing in a “public” setting. I enjoy writing a great deal but have never really attempted to put any of my thoughts out there for others to read, other than maybe for a few family members. I’m very good at procrastinating and writing can be a long… Continue Reading Post, the first
here are pictures from our garden
Our wedding was a success! Thanks to all the family and friends who were in attendance or sent their wishes. You will notice a new theme to our website. We will be posting updates from our move to Germany here, please check back soon!
Jessica has officially been accepted into the OEP Biology Master’s Program in Bonn, Germany!
After almost 6 years of dating, we are now officially engaged. The proposal happened in Wascana park on April 25, 2009, around 8pm