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Alistair Young
A miscellany of technical tidbits.
Created 20 Feb 2021
  • WSL kernel
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Microsoft roll forward to a new baseline, and so do I. Interestingly, there are some config changes this time. Packages are available from the usual repo, here: linux-headers-
  • Renewing Cluster Certificates
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Transforming Certificates Firstly, because I always forget them given how rarely I need to do it, here is the sequence of commands needed to translate the .pfx-formatted web server certificate you got...
  • The Silliest Thing I Have Programmed My Smart Home To Do
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    - id: '1633409486743' alias: 'Snapshot: called when front door snapshot updates' description: '' trigger: - platform: state entity_id: camera.front_door_snapshot attribute: timestamp condition: [] act...
  • Alexa Media Player & Home Assistant 2021.10.0
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    So, if you use the former integration and have just upgraded your Home Assistant today, you may find that it no longer starts, logging an error to the effect that it cannot load the module “authcaptur...
  • ESPHome and Packages
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Less is more. Especially in configuration files for remote nodes of your home automation system, where you tend to repeat yourself. A lot, to be honest, especially if you have fairly generous requirem...
  • Home Assistant on Kubernetes: More
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I was going to leave some of my updated notes on how my Home-Assistant-on-Kubernetes setup works until I’d perfected some of the details, but as it happens questions were asked and answers given on th...
  • genie 1.44
    08 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    A few miscellaneous fixes and library updates in this one, but mostly this is the release for those deviated preverts who want to use a DNS resolver other than systemd-resolved. For their benefit, we ...
  • genie 1.43
    29 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Based on collated systemd-analyze results, re-upped default systemd startup timeout to 240s. Added automated creation of resolv.conf symlink (per #130). Added fix for binfmt mount (per #142). Availabl...
  • wsl-share-fs 0.1
    12 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    For those of you who remember this post (or are just reading it now), it details a simple script and systemd unit that can be added to any WSL installation to have its filesystem automatically mounted...
  • WSL kernel
    08 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    No big changes from my usual config; just updating the point release and adding the latest. Packages are available from the usual repo, here: linux-headers- linux-image...
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