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fly

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@Domon it seems that Nabu Casa is fucking up my ability to control shit with Alexa, and they don't know why yet. I assume you're no longer using Duck DNS?
 

Domon

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@Domon it seems that Nabu Casa is fucking up my ability to control shit with Alexa, and they don't know why yet. I assume you're no longer using Duck DNS?
I'm not, but the method I'm using is identical to the duckdns/nginx way just with a paid domain

This is the guide I use to manually setup Alexa.


You can also do an emulated hue bridge if you just need on/off control, but I need more than that
 
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Domon

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With a PWS you can add to the greater good though. Although I suppose you can probably upload whatever data you have.
And I do, to weather underground and a bunch of other places
 
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Domon

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Ugh. I really don't want to go through all this. Nabu is so fucking easy. :lol:
Took me about an hour to setup I think and I haven't had to touch it since. And I'm not an aws guy at all.
 

Jehannum

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Finally dipped into the overage with the electric utility in 2020. Knocked about 1000KWH out of the overage. If this keeps up, I might have to pay for electricity again in... 2027.
 
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Domon

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Built a house sign since our mailbox isnt near the house and you cant see the house from the road. I was perfectly fine with my house not being identifiable.... but there are enough reasons that people have to know where it is :/

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48 inches tall, labeled both sides, 3/4 inch plastic backer, with 8 inch raised numbers. Wish I had a 3d printer, those #s were expensive.
 
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gee

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That's a very sophisticated looking font, especially on the 5. It screams "people in this house can talk your ear off why should go for the 30 dollar bottle of wine instead of the 20 dollar one"

Which is good, as it'll keep people away.
 
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Josh

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That's a very sophisticated looking font, especially on the 5. It screams "people in this house can talk your ear off why should go for the 30 dollar bottle of wine instead of the 20 dollar one"

Which is good, as it'll keep people away.