Have you ever waited endlessly for an important package or mail to be delivered? Have you ever dealt with a package being stolen from your mailbox? In this guide I’ll show you how to see packages will arrive today and notifications when it’s delivered as shown below with the help of Home Assistant!
Over the last decade there has been some really great software products that have been shut down with little to no warning. This is getting so common that someone created a website called Killed by Google. After Google shutdown Reader in 2013, I spent months trying to find a replacement. During this research I determined I should try to find solutions to services I use everyday that wouldn’t be shut down in some board room over profit margins.
When I first came across the ESPHome project a year or so ago. I thought it was interesting and something that I would use if I was building a smart device from scratch. I thought of all the things I could do, but I didn’t really like the idea of all the maintenance I could foresee.
Here is a recent recording of a new talk I recently gave at North Dallas Developers on my experiences building and maintaining a smart home.
I’ll be giving a talk at North Dallas Developers on Building and maintaining a smart home on August 5, 2020 at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time.