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  • Brian Gentles RPi Buster and RPI-Clone by Brian Gentles: hello Pete here's some information about the boot eeprom https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/booteeprom.md regards Brian Aug 23, 17:59
  • Brian Gentles RPi Buster and RPI-Clone by Brian Gentles: hello Pete I havent the foggeist idea why,but it is the same as the gap from the start of sd card to the boot partition. This is with no changes by me. Just the busterlite official img from the raspi site Raspbian Buster Lite Minimal image based on Debian Buster Version: July 2019 Release date: 2019-07-10 Kernel version: 4.19 Size: 426 MB The image burnt by Etcher Its irritating not to know why!, and suspicious that both gaps are the same size. regards Brian Aug 23, 17:41
  • Peter Scargill RPi Buster and RPI-Clone by Peter Scargill: Thanks Brian. That's a BIG gap, more than I left.. Any idea why? Aug 23, 15:49
  • Brian Gentles RPi Buster and RPI-Clone by Brian Gentles: hello Pete just noticed I didnt comment on the gap between boot and data partition on buster in my comments Aug 7th to Aug 11 The gap is also 8192 sectors of 512KB = 256MB This is from the busterlite official img burnt on Etcher Reagards Brian Aug 23, 11:22
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: yup: https://thehackernews.com/2019/08/webmin-vulnerability-hacking.html Aug 23, 09:27
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: Thank you for that Aug 23, 07:55
  • The Script by Tom Gee: I'm another happy successful user of the Script. You may want to beware of Webmin. A backdoor was discovered in the App which has been there for a year.. Version 1.930 is the fix to shut down the backdoor. Aug 23, 00:39
  • Peter Scargill Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by Peter Scargill: Well, I love it. I have several including a pair of expensive Samsung watches and right now the only one that is seeing daylight is the Mi4. Aug 22, 21:20
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by Robin Jameson: Friend of mine who lives in Poland, just bought one and very happy with it. Thanks for the review Peter. Aug 22, 18:38
  • DrFragle and MrShark Solar HD1080P IP67 Camera by DrFragle and MrShark: Button top usually is due to an addon little pcb containing some sort of protection, increasing a little the battery total length... If you open envelop and remove that they're all flat on both sides Aug 22, 17:25
  • Scott Millken Solar HD1080P IP67 Camera by Scott Millken: Thanks for the references and info. Looks like I need to do some research prior to purchasing. Aug 22, 17:21
  • Scott Millken Solar HD1080P IP67 Camera by Scott Millken: I read that there were fakes and that amount of mAh was miss leading. What I'm not sure about is the flat top vs the button top. The battery holder on the unit appears too want normal AA batteries, meaning there is a spring at one end and a flat contact on the other end. Aug 22, 17:19
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff BasicR3 10A Power Controller by DrFragle and MrShark: SPOILER ALERT! Pete has a new toy! πŸ˜€ https://github.com/jziolkowski/tdm Aug 22, 14:21
  • DrFragle and MrShark PIVPN and PI-HOLE by DrFragle and MrShark: good additional lists you can use to block p*rn too: https://blocklist.site/ https://firebog.net/ Ads: 138,461 URLs, Drugs: 26,565 URLs, … P*rn: 2,154,345 URLs!!! Aug 22, 12:41
  • PIVPN and PI-HOLE by Garry: "The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of peopleβ€”and especially of governmentβ€”always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended." Many thanks for the guidance once again Pete and all your supporters, I recently replaced a very old Raspberry Pi Model B (from the original wait-list pre-order batch) which was very slow serving Node-RED UI pages and such like but worked superbly running Pete's script, running MQTT at the heart of my IoT and automation. Time for some newer and more robust hardware invited a fresh script install on a Pi Model 3 B+ that had become redundant elsewhere. The extra grunt inspired me to put PiHole ad blocker and PIVPN servers on the new SBC. Pete's blogs once again inspirational. The law of unintended consequences.... oh yeah, that! I watched with amazement as the hundreds of requests became thousands and PiHole started logging all the blocked requests... from analytics servers on phone app platforms that are banned in our household, then the trail points to analytics servers on "app launchers" used to conceal said banned phone apps... Not the intended purpose of the add blocker AT ALL! I just wanted to block ads !!! Just think "Meet the Fockers" and the circle of trust... Thanks again Pete and team for a seamless upgrade even if it did push out a few extra grey hairs! Aug 22, 10:16
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: yes, those errors come out as soon as you change default locale... that's why i just change keyboard settings, and leave that untouched Aug 22, 10:06
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: Magic - thanks for the feedback. Aug 22, 09:50
  • DrFragle and MrShark Solar HD1080P IP67 Camera by DrFragle and MrShark: yup, choose PROVEN SOURCE from where to buy, and go for the panasonic (black/green cover), or samsung (usually pink)... anything beyond 3400MAh is just FAKE, that's the limit of the LI-ION and LiPo techonology in the 18650 form factor... https://xaeus.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/how-to-identify-18650-cell-capacity/ look at DiodeGoneWild youtube channel for lots of info... i love his russian accent, and his cat which is always supervisioning on his bench πŸ˜€ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lJDBCczlQo Aug 22, 09:44
  • The Script by Garry: I think you can ignore that Pete, I am sure I broke and fixed that all on my own! I recall being asked to confirm default locale which I pointed to IE UTF8 etc but think it threw an error. Thanks for the follow up and sorry for the false alarm, my fault! Locale is set, all OK, no more errors... Thanks G Aug 22, 09:26
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: Not sure why the issues with locale settings - what did you install that on? locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory Influx sorted...Sqlite always throws out that crap. The installation procedure for SQLITE is AWFUl, but works. Aug 22, 07:39
  • Peter Scargill Solar HD1080P IP67 Camera by Peter Scargill: 18650maH 3.7v - usually somewhere near 2,000maH. Try to avoid /Ultrafure batteries as they are often a con. Aug 22, 07:29
  • Scott Millken Solar HD1080P IP67 Camera by Scott Millken: How many mAh batteries would you recommend for this unit? Is bigger better? Aug 22, 01:28
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: look in there, search for "infu", and then for "influ"... the former, you'll see only the error about the node mispelled and therefore not installed, as already stated and corrected in today's script thanks to your report; the latter, influxdb regularly installed by apt, and service activated... Aug 21, 19:34
  • The Script by Garry: https://pastebin.com/h91k7K3D Aug 21, 18:28
  • Peter Scargill Banana Pi Zero by Peter Scargill: I was just saying that and closed the wrong window. Don't use Raspbian on other boards, thats not what it is intended for. Armbian seems a good choice for these boards, which have nothing to do with the Raspberry Pi project, Personally I now use only Raspberry PI 2,3,4 as I could not live without rpi-clone, so I can't really help further. Regards Pete Aug 21, 17:10
  • DrFragle and MrShark Banana Pi Zero by DrFragle and MrShark: go for armbian, raspbian is only for raspberry, any other version is just a hack if you needed pi zero and raspbian, why did you buy this? Aug 21, 16:37
  • Banana Pi Zero by Graham Toal: Did you ever review the wifi? I bought one of these recently and running Raspbian, the wifi barely stays active for a whole minute before dropping all connections and no longer seeing access points. Wondering if it's just a dud unit or if they're all like this. Haven't tried other OSes yet but for my project it had to be strictly Pi Zero compatible and Raspbian. Aug 21, 15:11
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: All the influx errors fixed along with unrelated spelling issues... and files renamed do that "The Script" is the current version (as it should be)- date reference (today) is inside the file itself. Aug 21, 11:47
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: log: share it on pastebin.com nodes: you can just stay as you are and eventually install missing nodes if you ever use them, Pete makes a (very) good selection, but you may not need all of them... Aug 21, 10:34
  • The Script by Garry: Get you... thanks. Looks like I just manually search and install any missing Node-red nodes on my Pallette... Using my new VPN (thanks for this too Pete!) I can see the log on my Pi at home. Will see if I can SCP to my phone or something, will email to Pete if I can. G Aug 21, 10:28
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: "infux" was not in this (old) edition of the script: https://bitbucket.org/snippets/scargill/ekon6o/the-script while it's in this one and all the following versions: https://bitbucket.org/snippets/scargill/qexexb/the-script-2019 but, as said, it's only a NODE, not the apt part... Aug 21, 10:14
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: sure you can, but again, the only errors i've found for your report is in the nodes install section, 2 occurrances of "node-red-contrib-infuxdb" instead of "node-red-contrib-influxdb" ("L" missing), nothing else... to install any missing piece, use npm if they're nodes, or apt if they're packages, no problem in this... log is in your /home/pi directory, named something like script+datetime.log Aug 21, 10:02
  • The Script by Garry: So I am not an IT wiz... and I am in the office all day today. I will see what sort of install log I can find and report back. The "apt" question was to ask; can I retrospectively add uninstalled components which failed due to the typo with the apt-get utility just to avoid running the script again? Thx, G Aug 21, 08:57
  • Peter Scargill Sonoff BasicR3 10A Power Controller by Peter Scargill: "worth a punt" as my doctor says, using technical terms...... Aug 20, 23:20
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: I just checked the last couple of updates to the script on Bitbucket - can't get past FIND "infu" - doesn't exist apparently Aug 20, 23:10
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: i see "infux" indeed, but not in the apt part, it's in the node list (twice in script) that will be installed... Pete, please correct, and Garry please share the log files you have in your home folder Aug 20, 22:52
  • The Script by Garry: Thanks folks, I had to do a re-install today because I broke something yesterday, ermmmm! Anyway I think I spotted a bug during install - either grafana or influx, I think it was influx. It appeared like a typo in a repo list; "infux" instead of "influx" which threw an error like "no file" or "no path" exists... Can these be manually added with apt-get if it is the case that one didn't install? Thanks G Aug 20, 22:02
  • Lorcan Adrain Sonoff BasicR3 10A Power Controller by Lorcan Adrain: Not sure if still valid, but if you order direct at www.itead.cc you can use a coupon to get 20% off "SONOSPEWC20" (valid ontil 30 Sept 2019). Aug 20, 19:47
  • Peter Scargill Sonoff BasicR3 10A Power Controller by Peter Scargill: It is looking like the RF version does not allow relay monitoring on the RED LED. Shame as I'm not interested in the RF option. Aug 20, 18:41
  • John Czaia PIVPN and PI-HOLE by John Czaia: Bwaahahaha πŸ™‚ Aug 20, 14:26
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff BasicR3 10A Power Controller by DrFragle and MrShark: then save and go to your device web main page, you'll see a bunch of toggle buttons on top... toggle them 1 by 1, and note which one does what... you'll soon find which toggles the led, and which the relay... then just go again to the module settings page, and change the relayX you noted (because you noted, right?) to relay1 and to led1i (i stands for INVERTED, as on sonoffs leds are on if pulled low, i think, details on tasmota wiki), and all the others back to NONE... now start again, and 1 by 1 change 1 of those remaining unused gpios to button1, save each time and after reboot test if button actually works as expected, otherwise revert last gpio to none and go for the next setting always 1 at a time to button1... this way you've mapped relay, led and button, easy peasy lemon squeezy (Negan rules)... Aug 20, 10:10
  • DrFragle and MrShark Sonoff BasicR3 10A Power Controller by DrFragle and MrShark: as we tested every single gpio using Travis Griggs (DigiblurDIY) method this morning, i think the red led is not directly connected to a gpio, but used by the rf part of your module... read here: https://enotty.pipebreaker.pl/posts/2017/09/theres-a-led-red-on-sonoff-basic/ Travis method is this: set every gpio (except gpio0, or you're going to factory reset your device as soon as you turn the "fake" relay ON on that gpio for more than 7 seconds!!!) to a relay, numbering them sequentially... you have 8 total relays in tasmota, from relay1 to relay8, look at image (and one of those 2 relay4 should be relay8, i know...)... continue in next comment... Aug 20, 10:05
  • DrFragle and MrShark The Script by DrFragle and MrShark: all done and sent to Peter, he'll update bitbucket about wiringpi, read this sad rant from author... http://wiringpi.com/wiringpi-deprecated/ Aug 20, 09:49
  • DrFragle and MrShark PIVPN and PI-HOLE by DrFragle and MrShark: "Yes! PiHole! Cannot live w/o PiHole." i can't stop "double thinking" and laughing reading this πŸ˜€ sorry for my bad mind πŸ˜€ p.s.: in italy we read the "i" as a "ee"... add a "p"... πŸ™‚ Aug 20, 08:49
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: Thank you for that. Aug 20, 04:31
  • Sgtsmall The Script by Sgtsmall: Loving the script... however a couple of fixes. wiringpi has been pulled from the github by the author very recently, see the explanation at their site. however it is currently available as a .deb package https://project-downloads.drogon.net/wiringpi-latest.deb that installs on most recent machines. and the sections for influxdb and grafana should probably not use tee -a for the apt sources, just tee like the mosquitto section does. Aug 20, 01:02
  • John Czaia PIVPN and PI-HOLE by John Czaia: Yes! PiHole! Cannot live w/o PiHole. Whenever (rarely) it is down my wife notices it immediately due to the annoying ads suddenly appearing on her tablet. Best invention since sliced bread. Aug 19, 23:51
  • Peter Scargill Dock Dock! by Peter Scargill: Yes, I'm using the App on a generic tablet. Aug 19, 14:30
  • Dock Dock! by Clotilde Dock Dock!: Hi ! I'm Clotilde from DockDock! Our companion app is not only for Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, it's also available on the Play Store πŸ™‚ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explolab.dock&hl=en Aug 19, 12:53
  • Watchman Solar Powered WIFI IP Camera by Jeff: Hi Pete Sorry to be a pain but Banggood do not seem to have any info on this version of the camera (and apparently they don't know who you are either). Is there a Banggood number associated with it? Aug 18, 20:48
  • FY6800 Signal Generator by Richard Schoppe: software download windows 10 fy 6800 signal generator Aug 18, 17:44
  • The Script by Garry: I take it all back, fixed lists properly and it appears to have intalled fine. Clone of Pi model B from original production to Model 3B+ with Pete's latest recommended additions working fine, I am toggling stuff with MQTT. Many thanks Pete and your supporters! G Aug 18, 17:34
  • The Script by Garry: Are there issues with mosquitto at present? I have tried to manually fix package lists for to install mosquitto but having dependency issues: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mosquitto : Depends: libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.0) but it is not installable Depends: libwebsockets3 (>= 1.2) but it is not installable FYI it seems I managed to get Pi-Hole and PIVPN installed OK and cloned my NodeRed and the static IP to the new Pi, should drop in to replace the old one if I can get Mosquitto to run! Thx G Aug 18, 17:22
  • Peter Scargill The Script by Peter Scargill: Good luck, Gary, Aug 18, 12:04
  • The Script by Garry: Thanks again for the hard work chaps! I have had a "script-equipped" Pi running for some years, it is actually a Pi Model B from the original wait list batch from the product launch. It is physically embedded in my home alarm control box and takes 12Volts from the backup battery/charge circuit via a dc-dc converter and uses GPIO to monitor the alarm. I have used all the script goodies to build home automation including WiFi connectivity to deep sleeping ESP8266 sensors on my garden shed to sympathetically alarm the shed with my house alarm and of course lots more including intensive use of Bigtimer. Time is cruel however and (thanks Pete!) I am never one to leave well alone so I am now cooking up a spare Pi Model 3B (buster) with the script and will add PIVPN and PI-HOLE. I am hoping this is transparent to all the automation devices but in any case thanks for the help! Aug 18, 10:39
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: hello Mr shark thanks for the correction I must of missed the point. Will change utility regards Brian Aug 17, 21:25
  • DrFragle and MrShark NGINX and Reverse Proxy by DrFragle and MrShark: you don't have to use Pete's index file if you want to point to reverse proxied services, or you need to correct it to point to the new urls, i thought that was implied... if you're using subpath, that file still points to standard url, which has no subpath, hence the error... point to new urls directly, or modify that file, you choose πŸ™‚ Aug 17, 19:11
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: By false or true the reverseproxy entry 192.168.178.97/grafana result was this hope this helps maybe I should use chrome not firefox or maybe clear cache at exit regards Brian Aug 17, 18:38
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: when I changed to sub path true I got this note ip is the same! Aug 17, 18:32
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: hello Mr Shark All was ok till I cleared firefox stored cookies, site data, and cache . I immediately had grafana login problem again when useing Pete's utility to access it see grafana1_Pete utility false ( sub_path false) Aug 17, 18:27
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: Hello Mr Shark I did another test taking out my change serve_from_sub_path = true and entering it as before serve_from_sub_path = false It made to change that is I am getting the login correct so Sorry the serve can not have been my the problem. The sub_path login is working whether I have false or true I dont know what was causing my problem it appears to be cured. I was at the time also trying to get my static directory to work in reverseproxy regards Brian Aug 17, 12:57
  • Steve Lenehan Dock Dock! by Steve Lenehan: It's a while since I installed this so apologies if I have forgotten anything. It was relatively simple to achieve although highlighting to an iPhone was tricky in that it wouldn't remember the pairing info but android was straightforward as long as you remembered to select 'use this connection as a hotspot' when pairing with the device in the Alexa app. I velcro'd the dot in the footwell near my knee so I can easily mute her when necessary. Other than that i hooked it up to my car audio and use it mostly for audible, Spotify and podcast content. As it obviously has no GPS, location based services are limited. I did setup a skill to pre-record directions and then read them out on request but I haven't used it for a while and need to dig out the details and they may have been superseded by new skills. The data issue is mainly due to the way it buffers - if you skip tracks on a playlist after a few seconds then you find you have still downloaded the whole song and then if you do something else the buffer is lost and has to be reloaded when you continue. I used a spare Dot version 1 so there may be differences with later versions . Only other issue is it does take a minute or two when you get in the car for the hotspot pairing to happen also I make sure my Dot switches off when the car is off to stop it 're-attaching to the house wi-fi. This was setup 12-18 months ago so may be not the state of the art today. Aug 17, 06:59
  • DrFragle and MrShark NGINX and Reverse Proxy by DrFragle and MrShark: strange, i used same setup and had no problems with /login sub url... have to redo a test in a vm, after snapshot... thanks Aug 16, 16:30
  • DrFragle and MrShark Dock Dock! by DrFragle and MrShark: if your car has an aux in port, or a bluetooth connection, you can go for the cheaper Echo INPUT (no embedded audio)... because the Echo AUTO is only on invitation right now... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-JFyL_tgl4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am-Zwu4AY7E Aug 16, 16:09
  • Peter Scargill Dock Dock! by Peter Scargill: Indeed, well I already left my tablet on the fridge as a result of researching for the DockDock! blog entry. Echo show on top would be REALLY good. Keep digging... Aug 16, 15:08
  • Peter Scargill Dock Dock! by Peter Scargill: Ok Steve - you have my interest - never thought of using the DOT in the car..... heavy on data is ok. Tell me more..... Aug 16, 15:06
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: Hello Mr Shark update report On further testing was getting problems with grafana reverse proxy and local login This is in on virgin Buster on pi4 with Pete's script To get # grafana, from ip:3000 to ip/grafana In /etc/grafana/grafana.ini Change line after root url # The full public facing url you use in browser, used for redirects and emails # If you use reverse proxy and sub path specify full url (with sub path) root_url = http://localhost:3000/grafana/ # Serve Grafana from subpath specified in `root_url` setting. By default it is $false #******* I had to Set this to true to get http://localhost/grafana/login ******** serve_from_sub_path = true In /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default location /grafana/ { proxy_pass http://localhost:3000/; } Grafana now to local login as http://localhost:3000/ This gives http://localhost :3000/grafana/login *****ok works http://localhost/grafana/ This gives http://localhost/grafana/login ************ok works both working Iv had no success with the static problem. regards Brian Aug 16, 14:50
  • Steve Lenehan Dock Dock! by Steve Lenehan: I can vouch that this process works very well. I picked up a latest version refurbished HD10 6 weeks ago which is as new for under Β£90 from Amazon - pair a speaker and use any old stand and you have a great Show platform for movies, youtube, cameras etc. Great addition to the kitchen - might get another for the bedroom if only I can find somewhere to move other Echo's to. I already have a Dot in the car which hotspots to my phone and connects to car speakers. It is remarkably useful for all sorts of voice controlled content and even alexa to alexa calls and messages although it is heavy on data. Aug 16, 14:48
  • DrFragle and MrShark Dock Dock! by DrFragle and MrShark: if only this trick would work on standard android tablet and not only on amazon fire ones, you could have a BIG amazon echo show for free... https://www.cnet.com/how-to/build-your-own-echo-show-on-the-cheap/ Aug 16, 13:58
  • DrFragle and MrShark RPI4 Network Lesson by DrFragle and MrShark: oh, the RTFM in article are mine, not Pete's, i'm more aggressive then him πŸ™‚ Aug 15, 19:39
  • DrFragle and MrShark Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by DrFragle and MrShark: from what i've seen in various youtube videos, you can manage it via both the mi fit app, and the amazfit one, choose your preferred one... and yes, you have full notification, phone caller id, etc πŸ™‚ Aug 15, 19:30
  • DrFragle and MrShark Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by DrFragle and MrShark: no need for sites (the procedure to import their watchfaces is tedious and cumbersome): the apps i posted in an other comment are easier and better... Aug 15, 19:28
  • DrFragle and MrShark PIVPN and PI-HOLE by DrFragle and MrShark: nice, i'll give it a try πŸ™‚ thanks Aug 15, 19:26
  • Ed Darby Gosund Smart Sockets by Ed Darby: Hi Pete, Great write up as ever! Just wondering if I'm missing a trick, you mention they are 16A but tho only UK ones I can find are 10A Cheers, Ed Aug 15, 19:11
  • Carl Anson Gosund Smart Sockets by Carl Anson: Agree with this. We're so used to just being able to plug in everything at once in the UK. Maximum demand handling is important at our Romanian place, where we only have a 2kW contract and a 16A main fuse. Balancing the demand between power tools, hot water, madam's hair dryer etc, knowing that it's a 40euro bill and a 24 hr wait for a replacement fuse - I can see these units being useful with some NR rules. Aug 15, 18:09
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by Andy Cox: Thank-you Peter. Very generous answer - I imagine you're basking in a glorious Spanish evening with a bit of time on your hands! Lucky you. Think I'll get one. Cheers from drizzly London. Aug 15, 17:53
  • Peter Scargill Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by Peter Scargill: Check out the link I gave - you have to wade through endless promo photos however. The actual MI site has even more info under SPECS - https://www.mi.com/global/mi-smart-band-4/specs/ and there it ALSO clarifies that their claim for battery charge life is 20 days. I can see there all about: Alarm, proximity sensor, pre-set watch face, customizable watch face, lock screen, timer, stopwatch, phone alarm and notifications, incoming calls, message notifications, calendar notifications, app notifications, weather forecast, Find my phone, phone unlock, event notification, Night mode, Do not disturb mode (works even without phone), music controls on band, Bluetooth broadcasting, battery level display, different ways to wear, OTA updates Is that enough info? Neither site mentions that there is a massive AMAZFIT site and others with even more watchfaces. You can never have too many watchfaces, Aug 15, 17:47
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 Smart band by Andy Cox: Thanks for the review Peter. Does the watch handle app notifications, e.g. SMS, Whatspp, In-coming calls? Many thanks, Andy Aug 15, 17:10
  • PIVPN and PI-HOLE by Aidas: Dear Peter and Antonio, Have you tried remote.it ? I am very pleased to use it, super easy installation, no fiddling with a router, port opening etc. A free version is enough for my needs, but maybe in the future will go for the pro as number of devices I am monitoring is spreading around the globe and I moved to NZ πŸ™‚ , Been using it for half a year - no issues at all, very easy to set different ports for MQTT, VNC and SSH. Aug 15, 16:36
  • Peter Scargill BigTimer by Peter Scargill: I've been asked if it is possible to override the on and off set times (other than manual on-off controls) - of course you can. The commands "on_override" and "off_override" are for that purpose. Used as above with no arguments, they return the on and off times to that set in the NR control flow. Used with values they can override the settings you originally put in the node settings area... i.e. "on_override 21:00" "off_override 22:00" Aug 15, 14:51
  • DrFragle and MrShark RPI4 Network Lesson by DrFragle and MrShark: unfortunately, each distro chooses its own way to manage things... look final part of updated blog article, added lots of details on networking Aug 15, 11:14
  • RPI4 Network Lesson by Chuxxsss: Thanks Peter, for slogging it out for us all. Had a similar problem with Octoprint a while ago. They had mored where to put the static IP address. Update need uniformly across the linux spectrum. Aug 15, 03:32
  • Alex Van der Hoek RPI4 Network Lesson by Alex Van der Hoek: a huge thanks for putting this in writing here Pete, and sorry to read you learned about it the hard way. at least it will save some folks the headaches. i consider myself an experienced unix/linux admin, but this is also new to me. i do read release updates etc, but it gets harder to keep up with the swelling releases/versions so a big thank you sir! i prefer though to let my ubiquity router handle the dhcp fixed ip's, easier to maintain a single list, but that is just personal preference i suppose Aug 14, 22:37
  • Peter Scargill Watchman Solar Powered WIFI IP Camera by Peter Scargill: In the order tell them you want the Watchman version as per my link Aug 14, 22:16
  • Watchman Solar Powered WIFI IP Camera by Jeff: Any idea how to get the Watchmen version as the ad seems to show the original? Aug 14, 19:27
  • I7E Alfawise Fitness Tracker by Marek: Try another app. Iwownfit pro is the same app as zeroner .maybe fix this isue. Aug 14, 18:20
  • Peter Scargill NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Peter Scargill: Looks like everyone's having a good day. Aug 14, 16:42
  • Brian Gentles NGINX and Reverse Proxy by Brian Gentles: hello Mr Shark feedback php pear used this one Package php-pear buster (stable) (php): PEAR Base System 1:1.10.6+submodules+notgz-1.1: all installed no problems Thanks once more regards Brian Aug 14, 16:28
  • Peter Scargill Gosund Smart Sockets by Peter Scargill: A very good point Mr Shark - maximum power control - that is useful for some guys out here who pay MORE if they go over 5KW at any time. Aug 14, 12:49
  • Peter Scargill I7E Alfawise Fitness Tracker by Peter Scargill: It is in mine now - now idea why it was not originally but now it is working a treat. Aug 14, 12:45
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: incidentally, about curtain/blinds, a video just released by Rob (The Hook Up on youtube, an other very good source of info on tasmota usage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2gyzKcHbYfqoXA5xbyGXtQ/videos ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8kXChmKx7U Aug 14, 12:28
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: power monitoring use cases: something is working or not: imagine a laundry machine, or a curtain/blinds motor... if you put a socket like this on these devices, you know when the laundry machine has done, as its power consumption falls to about 0W or just a few, the ones the socket itself uses... knowing the laundry has finished, you can trigger on the dishwasher machine, without fear of going over your power maximum rate and have you mains blocked from general switch... or if you forget and turn on both, you can instruct them which is more important, and send an OFF signal to the other... or when the curtain/blinds motor reached its own endstops... calculating the time between from completely closed to completely open watching the power consumption, and viceversa (they usually are different because going down is easier and faster for the motor, due to gravity force), you can tell Alexa to open blinds to 50%, for example, meaning it has to trigger relay for, let's say, 17 seconds... Aug 14, 12:20
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: i tasmotized even a couple of rgb and white wifi lamps using tuya-convert, but you'll need nodered or homeassistant to manage them with a color wheel, or the likes, as there's no such thing in actual tasmota web interface, there's only on/off and 0/255 dimming, no color picker of course you don't need to create your own templates, as on that site you'll find tons of them already, so just flash tasmota, apply template, and everything will work Aug 14, 10:02
  • I7E Alfawise Fitness Tracker by Marek: Time in my item is correct. Aug 14, 09:55
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: i use Travis Griggs (digiblurDIY, look at his channel for lots of precious infos, on rules, too for example: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ZdPKE2ckcBhljTc2R_qNA/videos ) method to find gpios when i make templates: set device as generic (18) set every gpio (except tx and rx, less used, and gpio0, which if found low on boot will cause device to go in programming mode, and you're screwed...) to a different relay, so gpio2 relay1, gpio4 relay2, etc... this way you'll have a bunch of relays on top of tasmota main screen, and pushing those buttons will trigger actually a real relay, or light up an led, etc... then you go in config again, and having noted which relay does what, you alter them putting for example the one you firstly put as relay1 to led1i (leds are quite always inverted on these devices, so that "i": if you turn them on, they will go off, and viceversa), relay2 is a real relay, so put it as relay1 (usually you don't have many...), etc having got rid of all the basic turn on/off stuff, you start setting the remaining gpios to "button1", 1 by 1, till you find the one which triggers the relay when you actually press the button... numbers are important: if you select relay1, led1i and button1, they'll be all bound together, no programming needed: if you push the button, relay triggers and led turns on and you're done! for the basic devices, of course, for the power monitoring devices i wait for more advanced users to step in... Aug 14, 09:53
  • Bob Green Gosund Smart Sockets by Bob Green: That site, Tasmota, Peter and Antonio linked is a real eye opener! I had no idea there were so many various sockets, lights etc. available to 'Tasmotize'. I can see that word being added to the international dictionaries soon. I glanced at the 'general' stuff and spotted a very good piece written on the 'Witty Cloud' version of an ESP8266. I have a couple of these and the article has inspired me to drag them out of the parts store and use them. In particular was a simple piece of test code to cycle through the IO's and see what happens. Aug 14, 09:23
  • Gosund Smart Sockets by Felix: I got the same ones and successfully used tuya-convert. The process is a bit unstable, but it worked just fine after a couple of retries. Aug 14, 08:34
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: all of these are my templates, shared there... there are others, but can't remember now which one πŸ™‚ https://blakadder.github.io/templates/alfawise-pe1004.html https://blakadder.github.io/templates/bilikay_SP10.html https://blakadder.github.io/templates/blitzwolf_SHP6.html https://blakadder.github.io/templates/digoo-dg-sp01.html https://blakadder.github.io/templates/houzetek_AWP07L.html https://blakadder.github.io/templates/emylo_XL9251WI.html Aug 14, 08:34
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: I tasmotized about 10 devices, of about 7 different types, using tuya-convert and added their templates, made by me, to that site personally 😬 You just need to flash them and apply that template, which set ups everything, buttons, leds, relays, etc, with the correct gpios and hardware model Aug 14, 05:17
  • DrFragle and MrShark Gosund Smart Sockets by DrFragle and MrShark: what's the exact model? A link? If it's this one, it can be "tasmotized" (maybe using tuya-convert, if firmware was not patched yet) and this should be its tasmota template, which features even power monitoring... of course, if this is your exact model... https://blakadder.github.io/templates/gosund_SP1.html Aug 13, 19:44