Actron Neo and Home Assistant

“I know why you’re here, Neo” – Trinity. It looks like Actron have brought out another air conditioner control system – the Neo. It seems to be similar to the Que, although owning neither – I’m not entirely sure. The API definition certainly looks similar between them – similar, not identical. I’ve started adapting the […]

Testing Instana for APM

I’ve recently started looking at Instana, who make an Enterprise Observability Platform for APM, Web Site, Cloud & Infrastructure, and Microservices monitoring. This is something that’s been of interest to me for quite a while being a developer. In every conversation I have regarding monitoring, it’s always been about instrumentation – making sure the right […]

Bearer Authentication Token Monitor in C#

Leonard: At least I didn’t have to invent 26 dimensions just to make the math come out.Sheldon: I didn’t invent them, they are there!Leonard: In what universe?Sheldon: In all of them, that’s the point. Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter I always liked that exchange in the Big Bang Theory. Still a great show. Anyway. There’s been […]

Slow Home Assistant Add-on Builder

I recently started work on my second add-on for Home Assistant. Unfortunately, that meant a lot more time with the Home Assistant add-on builder. I’d been finding that using the add-on builder was often taking an hour to build the container based add-on, for the four platforms for which I build (e.g. i386, amd64, armv7..). […]

Actron Que and Home Assistant

Sheldon: “I’d love to, but I’m too busy falling back in love with Windows 98.”Leonard: “Seriously? You haven’t used this desk in years. The second I want to get rid of it you’re up here working.”Sheldon: “I can’t talk right now. I have several thousand updates to install.” I’m very pleased to say that the […]