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Xiaomi Mi Box IR Codes

The Mi Box is a wonderful piece of Hardware. It comes with a Bluetooth Remote Control, and has also a built-in IR-Receiver. I’ve been looking to use my Broadlink RM Mini to remote control the Mi Box (via some nice Automations in Home Assistant). As I did not find the Base64 encoded codes on the …

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AppleTV + Chromecast + Steam Link = Mi Box

Säit 2011 war mäin (2t Generatioun) bei mir am Asaz, als Medien Zenter mat oder fir ze kucken. Am laf vun der Zäit sinn nach ee (fir Spiller vum PC aus ze streamen) an ee Google (fir Audio/Video vum Smartphone/Tablet op de Fernseher ze streamen) dobäikomm. An der leschter Zäit huet den AppleTV ëmmer méi a méi Problemer duerchlieft; mol …

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Dem Knéckjang säin Ambilight

Kodi mam Ambilight Plugin

Dëser Deeg am Keller ass mir eng Iddi komm fir d’Medie Erliefnis während dem Fitness Training ze verbesseren. Mat e puer bëllege Xiaomi Yeelights hunn ech mir ee bëllegen Ambilight Upgrade fir meng Televisioun zougeluecht.

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Kniwwelino – Publish and subscribe to custom MQTT Broker

Kniwwelino programming Board. Image courtesy of http://www.kniwwelino.lu

Kniwwelino and MQTT   Recently I had the chance to play around with a Kniwwelino , and wanted it to communicate with my custom MQTT Broker (Mosquitto). Although  there is a lot of Documentation on Kniwwelino’s Site, it is lacking some examples  for using a custom MQTT Broker.  In this post I share my experiences and …

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Home Assistant – Troubleshoot Configuration Files and Real-Time Logs

Working with Home Assistant (HA), and especially it’s yaml files, chances are that you have done a little edit that caused  HA to stop working. Within the Graphical User Interface (GUI)  there’s a possibility to verify configuration files, but I ‘ve seen it confirm my files, but yet the HA server didn’t come back up …

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Most played Games in 2017

Another year, another “best-of” List. , I’m not going to list the best games of 2017, as I haven’t played every Game I’d like to (yes I’m looking at you Super Mario Odyssey) Also, my Pile of shame has reached  a new record . For these reasons you’ll find many Games released in 2016 (or …

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Home Assistant: One-click System Check with color light

Home-Assistant System Check Message

  Goal One button launches a Home Assistant script which checks if all Doors / Windows  are closed and  all Lights are turned off, and sends a message containing the name of the open sensor . Finally a Light is turned on with a specific color code: The button can be  a “virtual” switch inside …

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Home Assistant – Plot a Graph with Object’s Attributes

  Intro Home Assistant is a great Home Automation Software. It provides features and benefits that surpasses the software provided by the Hardware Manufacturers by far. One such example are my TP-Link HS110 Smart WiFi Plugs with Energy Monitoring. The provided App by TP-Link (Kasa) is limited: only one Smartphone or Tablet can manage the …

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Building the Best WiFi Network at Home with Ubiquiti’s Unifi Products

  The Problem Up until recently, I had accumulated 3 Access Points (AP’s for short) in my Home for my WiFi Setups: AVM FritzBox in the Basement (for the occasional Netflix Session on the Cross Trainer) D-LINK DIR-615 in the Living room Linksys WAP54G in the Bedroom (when being sick in Bed) For best performance, …

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Moonlight vs Steam Link

I looked for a solution to stream PC Games to a Raspberry Pi instead to a Steam Link Device. Here ‘s my quick comparison between the Steam and the Moonlight Streaming Solutions Overall best Solution : Steam (Link) The choice is mainly due to it’s Hardware independence and the better controller remapping process. I’ve had …

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Price Evolution of NES Games

As a NES enthusiast, I got myself a copy of the “NES PAL-B Price Guide“, published by 2 NES Collectors known as “NES Commando” (which I recommend to any NES Collector out there!)   I’ve bought and sold many games over the past few years, and this guide allows me to keep track of current …

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2 Things I don’t like in the new Zelda Game

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The Internet is full of positive reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (and they’re right, the Game is brilliant) After 30+ hours of playing this gorgeous Game, I can only list 2 things that I don’t like. It’s much easier to list my dislikes than to list the positive aspects of …

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