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Author: DK

Turning off your Touch Bar Macbook Pro screen without closing the lid

I’ve had a Touch Bar Macbook Pro for three years.  It’s generally been running fine, but as of late, it’s starting to make more fan noise than necessary.   With my previous 2014 unit, I would operate in clams hell mode.  I’m not sure if that the official name, but I did this by…

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Home Theater: Automating my subwoofer with Home Assistant and Node-RED

A while back, we decided to rearrange our living room, get new furniture, etc.  I took this opportunity to expand my home automation addiction and pull more items into Home Assistant.  My plan included running wiring through the ceiling for power and audio, automating my projector, screen, and subwoofer.   This how-to…

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Cheap and Easy Multiroom Sensing for your HVAC with Xiaomi Aqara and Home Assistant

As with most things, this is a solution to solve the problem that I have. My home has an unfortunate problem: zero insulation.  Before you go down the road of suggestions, trust me, it’s not an option for my property until I can afford to do a remodel.   As a…

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