Using Home Assistant to start a Plex playlist using Alexa
One of my favorite Home Assistant use cases is to control as much as possible using voice assistants. I enjoy the freedom of just shouting Alexa and asking her to do things and Home Assistant allows you to do so much more than what is available just from the Amazon…
How to use Home Assistant's new Energy Management with your Utility's Smart Meter
Back in the August 2021 release [https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2021/08/04/release-20218/] of Home Assistant [https://www.home-assistant.io], Energy Management for your home [https://www.home-assistant.io/home-energy-management/] was introduced. This system combines energy delivery, energy production, energy storage, and energy usage into one single pane…
Ohm's Law and How to Never Forget It.
One of those things you have to learn when you're in the Audio industry (and many others) is the Ohm's Law. Yes, that annoying pie chart that looks like a jumble of letters and math equations: It's pretty simple really, to find the Wattage, Current, or Voltage of something, just…