How to Setup Windows 10 “Toast Notifications” for Sonarr
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How to Setup Windows 10 “Toast Notifications” for Sonarr

One of the things I love about Sonarr is that everything just works. You add a TV show, it automatically downloads the latest season or episode, places it into the correct folder, and Plex picks it up and displays it in your library. Boom. Within just a couple minutes, the episode you requested can now…

Configure Watchdog 15 Temperature Sensor in PRTG using SNMP

Configure Watchdog 15 Temperature Sensor in PRTG using SNMP

Chances are that if you are reading this article, you have purchased a Geist Watchdog 15 temperature sensor to monitor the temperature of your server rooms. These temperature sensors are awesome and are highly-rated on /r/sysadmin for good reason. I purchased 4 of these sensors about 2 years ago, and haven’t had any issues with…

Best Plex Downloader: How To Download Media From Shared Plex Library
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Best Plex Downloader: How To Download Media From Shared Plex Library

Before I get started with this guide, I wanted to preface this by saying: PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT ASKING PERMISSION. Your friends are willingly sharing their library with you. Whenever you download their media, you are consuming their bandwidth. Please be courteous and ask ask permission first. With that disclaimer out of the…

Play Custom Audio Through Google Home Speakers Using SmartThings Automations
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Play Custom Audio Through Google Home Speakers Using SmartThings Automations

In my last post, I walked you through how to add Google Home devices into SmartThings using WebCore and cast-web api. This allows you to “broadcast” any text you to any (or all) of your Google Home speakers! This is a great way to make Google speak. Note: this is very different than saying “Hey…

How To Create SmartThings Voice Automations using Google Home
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How To Create SmartThings Voice Automations using Google Home

Have you ever wanted your Google Home devices to announce when a door was opened, doorbell was pressed, or if a leak was detected? Let me answer that for you. Of course you have! In this guide, I’m going to show you how to control Google Home devices with SmartThings to create verbal alerts when…

How To Integrate Duo 2FA Into OpenVPN

How To Integrate Duo 2FA Into OpenVPN

This guide will show you how to configure Duo Security into OpenVPN Community Open Source Project. Note: If you’re using OpenVPN Access server, the instructions provided by Duo are here: https://duo.com/docs/openvpn-as Pre-Requisites This guide assumes: OpenVPN server is already configured Duo is rolled out / you have Duo Admin access I highly recommend taking a…

SmartThings Garage Door Opener integration with MyQ
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SmartThings Garage Door Opener integration with MyQ

While smart garage door openers are already “smart”, there’s always room for improvement. For example, wouldn’t it be nice to see if your garage was open from within the SmartThings app? Talk about the ultimate SmartThings garage door opener! Believe it or not, you can! I had to do some digging, but eventually, I found…

Does SimpliSafe Work with Smartthings?
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Does SimpliSafe Work with Smartthings?

If you’re someone who owns SimpliSafe smart home security products, then you may have been wondering: Does SimpliSafe work with SmartThings in 2021? The answer is no, Simplisafe does not work natively with SmartThings. How To Check if Simplisafe is Compatible With SmartThings If you’re ever unsure if a product is compatible with SmartThings, there…