Creating a BirdNetPi Dashboard in HomeAssistant - Part 1

This is Part One of a Two Part Series. You can find Part Two, here. Update: 10/11/2023. A huge thanks to Mastodon User e_mobile2014 who found a broken link in this guide and pointed out that I never explained how to get the mqtt sensors into HomeAssistant! What you will need BirdNET-Pi HomeAssistant AppDaemon MQTT Broker (I use Mosquitto) Background In early 2023, at the height of the Raspberry Pi shortage I felt like a king with an extra Rpi laying around, not being used....

September 30, 2023 路 12 min 路 2484 words 路 Me

Pushing a Single Local Git Repo to Multiple Remote Repos

Why push to multiple repos? Do want to use both Github & and a Self-hosted Git Repo? Here鈥檚 how I鈥檝e been doing it! I really enjoy self-hosting services that I use everyday. One of those includes a git-style version control software. In my case, I鈥檝e been running Gitea for a few years now and have been really satisfied with everything (except for that one time that an update broke all my templates)....

September 22, 2023 路 2 min 路 403 words 路 Me
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Trouble Hosting Hugo with Nginx

Intro For the last 3 days, I have been spending a few hours after working trying to figure out why my brand new Hugo site was not loading correctly on my sub-domain. For context, I use Nginx to host all my apps and servers, most of them using reverse proxy protocols such as $proxy_host, $forward_scheme, and $port. There are a few more and I鈥檓 happy to share some reverse proxy nginx config files....

September 20, 2023 路 5 min 路 888 words 路 Me

Tutorial: Move from NginxProxyManager to Nginx

Goal A Tutorial Repo for migrating your Nginx Proxy Manager proxy setup to Nginx. I wrote this originally for this reddit post and to post this my Github profile. Thought my website would also be a good place to share it for any passers-by. To give clear instructions to help users migrate from using Nginx Proxy Manager (NPM) to standard Nginx. This tutorial is not exhaustive and there are many other implementations of this transition....

August 5, 2023 路 8 min 路 1635 words 路 Me

My First Merged PR!

Admittedly, I feel a bit like a child sharing something like this, as there are so many devs that pull and merge requests from contributors on a regular basis. However, while I鈥檝e contributed to documentation and/or tutorials and other non-coding portions of repositories, I feel a tiny bit proud that this was the first instance where I was using a library, found a bug, created an issue, cloned the repo to my local machine, found and fixed the code, and opened a pull request....

September 1, 2022 路 2 min 路 328 words 路 Me