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Thoughts of a Digital Hobo

Monitoring TeslaFi in Home Assistant

When I had my Tesla Model Y I had it hooked up to TeslaFi. There were a lot of stats in there and I wanted to expose some of that data in Home Assistant for easy consumption. I also wanted to utilize the TeslaFi API to allow me to turn on the climate controls in my Tesla using Home Assistant and any voice control devices that I may be utilizing (Siri in my case)....

July 27, 2021 · 4 min · Dan C Williams

Building a Wireguard Router...Easier Than I Thought!

I have been seeing a lot of buzz about Wireguard. I had considered setting up a server at home for external access just for fun, but all of the examples I saw used NAT behind the Wireguard box and I wanted to route entire subnets without NATing. After I finally took some time and realized that Wireguard was just an interface and I would just be leveraging some iptables it all came together rather quickly....

October 12, 2019 · 4 min · Dan C Williams

The road to my PMP

…the method to my madness! As a life long technology practitioner I am often asked what training I did to gain my PMP in 2017. While I “only studied for 3 weeks” before taking the exam, I had a lot of experience that really made that possible. I thought I would write all of my notes here so I have an easy point of reference and maybe it will help someone on their journey....

September 5, 2019 · 2 min · Dan C Williams

You can't beat a good smoked pork shoulder

…so I wanted to share how I make one! When it comes to picking out a pork shoulder, I am not too picky. I just want something that is 8 to 9 lbs and has a good chunk of fat on the top. Once I have my pork shoulder I make up a brine consisting of the following ingredients. I mix the dry part separately first and save about half to rub on the shoulder after brining....

August 31, 2019 · 3 min · Dan C Williams

Staticman...The Journey Continues

In this post I will do a quick dive on how I setup my own staticman instance in Heroku since the public API and Dev API are no longer responding. First, this site from yasoob does a great job running down how to get this setup in Github and on Heroku. I will just add af ew changes I made based on the content of Issue #299. As pointed out in yasoob’s post, and in a ton of issues on the repo, there are a few things amiss with the master branch....

August 20, 2019 · 2 min · Dan C Williams