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bazcurtis

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Love to cycle, a proud geek. Working in the cyber security industry

I post about my #Solar installation and other projects like #HomeAssistant. More information on my website

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bynkii, to random
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Tube escalators, Liverpool station.

bazcurtis,
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@bynkii Are you in the UK? If so, sorry about the weather!

bazcurtis,
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@bynkii I no longer work in London otherwise I would see if you want to get together for a coffee. Enjoy your trip. If you are looking for something a bit different to do, check out the Cabinet War Rooms. I think you might enjoy it

bazcurtis, to f1
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Finally a proper race.

bazcurtis, to random
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Lego Artemis Space Launch System bag 17 done.

bazcurtis, to f1
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Rain in Canada for the Grand Prix. Fantastic.

bazcurtis, to random
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Lego Artemis Space Launch System bag 16 complete. A bit of a panic when I thought I was missing pieces. All good.

Bag 16 pieces.

bazcurtis, to homeassistant
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The Sunsynk powerflow card is still my favourite Home Assistant card for my solar. I have updated my post about it.

https://www.bazmac.me/blog/sunsynk-power-flow-card-for-luxpowertek-inverter-update-3

bazcurtis, to homeassistant
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Recently I bought a Broadlink RM4 Pro to control my Hunter ceiling fan via Home Assistant. Here is how I set it up.

https://www.bazmac.me/blog/using-broadlink-rm4-pro-with-home-assistant

#HomeAssistant #Broadlink

bazcurtis, to homeassistant
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Just swapped over my Solcast Integration from the old version that was removed to the one hosted here.

https://github.com/BJReplay/ha-solcast-solar?tab=readme-ov-file

It seems to have gone well. I had to rename a couple of sensors, most people won't have to do that and update my config.yaml fine as I had some calculations going in there.

bazcurtis, to random
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Lego Artemis Space Launch System bag 15 done.

bazcurtis, to homeassistant
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Sad news, the Home Assistant Solcast Integration is dead. The developer has pulled it and deleted it from GitHub.

https://github.com/hacs/integration/issues/3745

On the plus side BJReplay has forked it and it can be found here. It is not in HACS yet.

https://github.com/BJReplay/ha-solcast-solar

@homeassistant @homeassistant @homeassistantinpills
@homeassistant

bazcurtis,
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@spitfire @homeassistant @homeassistant @homeassistantinpills @homeassistant I haven’t installed the fork yet. I may do it today. It is the automations and cards that are a pain. As ever it is quiet majority that get stuffed by this. If he was getting grief I can totally understand.

I know a few weeks back the Solcast API was down and yet their status page said it was ok. Users were asking for a fix that wasn’t his issue.

bazcurtis,
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@spitfire @homeassistant @homeassistant @homeassistantinpills @homeassistant I tend to agree. I am sure plenty of people would have commented to say they appreciate all the work and please keep it up. You never know is also happening in someones life and this might have been the final straw.

bazcurtis, (edited ) to random
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Some nice plunge pricing tomorrow morning.

10.30am to 4pm.

bazcurtis, to homeassistant
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I have a Broadlink RM4 Pro and it has learnt all the commands. I can see them in the file. When I call the service it doesn't turn on the fan. There is no error when I call Remote: Send command. Any ideas on what I can check?

#Broadlink

@homeassistant @homeassistant @homeassistantinpills @homeassistant

bazcurtis, to random
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Dumping the battery for the lower Agile rates around lunchtime. I am not used to the extra batteries storage yet and need to work out how low and I can go and get it back to 100%

#OctopusAgile #OctopusAgile #SolarPV #SolarBattery

gcluley, to Podcast
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Huge huge thanks to everyone who voted for "Smashing Security" as the best for making cybersecurity accessible for all! 🏆

Carole Theriault and I are delighted to have our humble little pod recognised in this way.

If you haven't tried out "Smashing Security" yet, we've been going over seven years - week in, week out - covering the weird and wonderful world of cybersecurity with (hopefully) a sense of humour.

Find us in your favourite podcast app or at https://www.smashingsecurity.com

Graham Cluley crowing about a podcast award

bazcurtis,
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@gcluley Are you going to share the trophy? Who gets it first?

bazcurtis, to homeassistant
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Can anyone recommend a cheap Home Assistant motion sensor? I want to trigger a smart bulb in the loft.

@homeassistant @homeassistant @homeassistantinpills

bazcurtis,
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@connel @homeassistant @homeassistant @homeassistantinpills I have their temperature and humidity sensors. They are very good.

bazcurtis, to random
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Extra solar battery installation day

bazcurtis, to random
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Might do a bit of forced exporting and then charge up around 12.30pm when Agile is cheaper. It would be handy if the sun came out.

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Since HMV shipped it promptly and Royal Mail decided that 24-hour delivery was better than 48, I’m settling down to watch a glorious looking and sounding 4K release of The Italian Job (not officially released until Monday).

https://hmv.com/store/film-tv/4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray/the-italian-job-limited-collector-s-edition

bazcurtis,
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@simon Well blow my doors off 🤣

ben, to Blog
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New post: Looking at our first year in

Our solar install was connected and went active a year ago today.

In this post, I look at its performance over that time as well as the savings we've achieved through
and events

https://www.bentasker.co.uk/posts/blog/house-stuff/a-year-in-solar-generation.html

bazcurtis,
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@ben Twist the knife why don’t you 😀. The DNO around here is UK Power Networks which is good news, except our new build estate uses ESPUtilities.

This means I need Octopus to not only bring it to our area, but get the DNO onboard.

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“No one knows how Trump’s guilty verdict might affect the election”

Read that again…

“No one knows how Trump’s guilty verdict might affect the election”

In a non-Bizzaro world, it would be easy to say it would absolutely destroy any chance of him being elected dogcatcher let alone POTUS.

What a fucked up timeline we’re living in. 😳🤬

bazcurtis,
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@KingShawn Yes, it is a very interesting system. It has been argued that the UK constituencies are bias towards the Conservative Party. We will find out more on the 4th July.

bazcurtis,
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@KingShawn The Labour Party have a history of messing it up and the Liberal Democrats are still be punished for being in the Conservative coalition.

It might be interesting to see how The Greens go this time. They have done will in council elections, but those elections are normally protest elections.

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