Best Network Attached Storage for Surveillance Video: Secure Your Footage with Top Picks for 2024
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Best Network Attached Storage for Surveillance Video: Secure Your Footage with Top Picks for 2024

In today’s connected world, having quick and reliable access to video footage is critical, especially when it comes to maintaining security. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have become indispensable for managing surveillance video, as they offer large storage capacities and enhance data management across networks. These devices are designed to operate 24/7, supporting multiple camera…

Compact 3D Printer Card Dashboard in Home Assistant
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Compact 3D Printer Card Dashboard in Home Assistant

Earlier today I posted a short video of my 3D printer card on Reddit, and you guys loved it so much that you voted it to the #1 spot in the /r/HomeAssistant subreddit. A lot of you were asking for the YAML or how I created this, so I’m going to share everything I did…

Automatically Turn Off 3D Printer After Print Completes
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Automatically Turn Off 3D Printer After Print Completes

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to create a simple automation that will turn off your 3D printer once a print job has completed. Not only is this super handy for energy/power consumption, but it’s also a safety feature – especially if you tend to print things overnight or when you are…

Beginner’s Guide to WLED: Hardware Requirements & Setup
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Beginner’s Guide to WLED: Hardware Requirements & Setup

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to setup an LED controller which has been pre-flashed with WLED. I will also show you the exact hardware I’m using, how to wire the LED light strip to the controller, and how to initially setup your controller. After everything is setup, you can optionally add…

Simple Home Assistant Notification when Plex is Playing
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Simple Home Assistant Notification when Plex is Playing

In this guide, I’ll show you how to create an automation that sends a notification whenever one of your Plex users start watching something. This automation was found in this community forum post. This is handy for a lot of reasons. Sometimes it’s neat to just see who is actually utilizing your Plex server. Other…

How To Copy Files to Google Drive using Powershell
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How To Copy Files to Google Drive using Powershell

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to copy (upload) files to Google Drive using a simple Powershell script. This is a great way to automate the process of moving items to the cloud for backup and retention purposes. On my home server, I have a storage array specifically for backups (R:\) I…

How To Install Kimai Time Tracking App in Docker
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How To Install Kimai Time Tracking App in Docker

In this guide, I’ll show you how to deploy the open source time tracking app Kimai in a Docker container. Kimai is free, browser-based (so it’ll work on mobile devices), and is extremely flexible for just about every use case. It has a stopwatch feature where you can start/stop/pause a worklog timer. Then, it accumulates…

How To Setup Plex-Automatic-Pre-roll-Gui in Windows
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How To Setup Plex-Automatic-Pre-roll-Gui in Windows

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to setup and install Plex-Automatic-Preroll-Gui to automate the prerolls that play before you start a Plex movie. If this sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote a step-by-step guide on how to do this last year. However, the developer JUST released a new version which now includes…

How to install Snippet Box in Docker
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How to install Snippet Box in Docker

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to install Snippet Box in a Docker container. Snippet Box is an application that lets you organize your code snippets. You can add things docker-compose configs, Powershell scripts, batch files you run, your Homer dashboard configuration, or any other snippets of code you’d like to store…