Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you along for the journey as they learn new ones.
A Jupiter Broadcasting podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.
58: Pi Server Upgrade
This week we unlock the "Pi"tential of the Compute Module 4 and turn it into a dual gigabit router and Jellyfin server.
How far can we push it?
Plus, Alex shares his thoughts on the state of mobile operating systems and the challenges they are imposing on DIYers.
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Original Prusa XL — The Original Prusa XL is a large-scale CoreXY 3D printer with a build volume of 36×36×36 cmDual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4 — The Dual Gigabit Carrier Board powered by Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual USB 3.0 portsGetting Started with OpenWrt - Seeed WikiBuy a Compute Module 4 IO Board — Exposing every interface from Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, the Compute Module 4 IO Board provides a development platform and reference base-board design for our most powerful Compute Module yet.
57: Alex Deletes it All
Troubleshooting goes very wrong for Alex, and he puts his backups to the ultimate test.
Plus, monitoring your freezer in Home Assistant, building a self-hosted Notion alternative, and more.
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SONOFF CC2531 USB Zigbee Dongle — The CC2531 USB dongle is a fully operational USB device which provides a PC interface to IEEE802.15.4 / ZigBee applicationShuck 'em if you got 'em — WD external drive price trackerAlex Kretzschmar on Twitter — Let the drive burn in commence!Obsidian — Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.MkDocs — MkDocs is a fast, simple and downright gorgeous static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are written in Markdown, and configured with a single YAML configuration file. Start by reading the introductory tutorial, then check the User Guide for more information.Drone CI — Drone is a self-service Continuous Integration platform for busy development teams.2021.11: Icon picker, device links and entity categoriesHome Assistant 2021.11 Release PartyHome Assistant on Twitter — We encountered a daylight savings bug last weekend when Europe transitioned last weekend. A restart will resolve the issue. If you are yet to transition to a new summer/winter time, update to 2021.10.7.tuya-home-assistant
56: Feeling Wyze
Local self-hosted video capture with AI object detection just got easy. Morgan joins us to detail his Frigate setup and its optional tight integration with Home Assistant.
Plus, our new favorite up time monitoring tool and an easy way to add Tailscale and other apps to OPNsense with community plugins.
Special Guest: Morgan Peterman.
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OPNsense Repo — Welcome to my custom community repository, offering a couple of packages and plugins which are not available in core and even wouldn’t fit.Michael @mimu_mucUptime Kuma — It is a self-hosted monitoring tool like "Uptime Robot".Frigate — A complete and local NVR designed for Home Assistant with AI object detection. Uses OpenCV and Tensorflow to perform realtime object detection locally for IP cameras.Frigate integration for Home AssistantMorgan's Config 1Morgan's Config 2Morgan's Config 3Wyze Doorbell CameraWallPanel and Alarm Panel Application Maintainers Wanted — I am looking for an individual or individuals to take over these projects. WallPanel is very popular for displaying the Home Assistant home page. Alarm Panel integrates with the Home Assistant Alarm component and the Alarmo integration.Fully Kiosk Browser LockdownPlex Meta Manager — Plex Meta Manager is a Python 3 script that can be continuously run using YAML configuration files to update on a schedule the metadata of the movies, shows, and collections in your libraries as well as automatically build collections based on various methods all detailed in the wiki. ktz-plexmetamanager at master · IronicBadger/infra
55: Home Assistant Turns Amber
A lot is changing in Home Assistant land, and it's almost all for the better; we break down the essential items. Chris gets wired about energy monitoring and shares his journey to get incorrectly formatted power stats working in Home Assistant's new Energy dashboard.
Plus, off-line YouTube backup, backing up iCloud photos, Tailscale feedback, and more.
A Cloud Guru: Learn the Linux kernel. This is a standalone course, but it's also part of a learning path to prepare you for the LPIC-2 201-450 exam. From build to boot.Linode: Receive a $100 60-day credit towards your new account. Promo Code: linode.com/sshBackblaze Unlimited Backup: Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud with Backblaze.Support Self-Hosted
2021.10.0: Z-Wave S2 support, Tuya, secure ESPHome and 400 new icons - Home Assistant — Anyways, about this release: Z-Wave JS is stepping up its game! If you have a Z-Wave network and are not using Z-Wave JS yet… well… it might be time to bite the bullet and go for it. You won’t regret it.
Z-Wave JS - Home Assistant — This integration allows you to control a Z-Wave network via the Z-Wave JS driver. This is our recommended Z-Wave integration for Home Assistant.Home Assistant Amber | Crowd Supply — This flagship version of Home Assistant Amber is ready to go out of the box. It comes pre-assembled in a custom enclosure with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) and a custom heat sink for fanless, silent operation. The CM4 is a version without wireless and has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC storage, pre-installed with Home Assistant. Tuya Devices ListIntegration - Riemann sum integral - Home Assistant — The integration platform provides the Riemann sum of the values provided by a source sensor. The Riemann sum is an approximation of an integral by a finite sum. The integration sensors is updated upon changes of the source. integration example from Chris' configuration.yamlHistory Stats - Home Assistant — The history_stats sensor platform provides quick statistics about another integration or platforms, using data from the history integration.Utility Meter - Home Assistant — The utility meter integration provides functionality to track consumptions of various utilities (e.g., energy, gas, water, heating).History Stats and Utility Meter example from Chris' configuration.yamlTubesync — TubeSync is a PVR (personal video recorder) for YouTube. Or, like Sonarr but for YouTube (with a built-in download client). It is designed to synchronize channels and playlists from YouTube to local directories and update your media server once media is downloaded.Gimme-iPhotos: Download media files from iCloud. — Downloads media files from iCloud in parallel
54: Ultimate Off-Site Setup
Alex is abroad and uses the opportunity to build out not one but two ultimate self-hosted off-site servers. We share the hardware, software, and networking details.
Plus, how Chris built a Nest-type thermostat using parts he already had.
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Tailscale · Best VPN Service for Secure Networks — Create a secure network between your servers, computers, and cloud instances. Even when separated by firewalls or subnets, Tailscale just works.headscale — An open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale coordination server.Intelligent Platform Management Interface — The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe 3.0 X4 Expansion Card — Supports 4 NVMe M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) Upto 128 GbpsTRÅDFRI Shortcut button — Shortcut button, whiterestic · Backups done right! — Restic is a modern backup program that can back up your filesautorestic: High level CLI utility for restic — Autorestic is a wrapper around the amazing restic. While being amazing the restic cli can be a bit overwhelming and difficult to manage if you have many different locations that you want to backup to multiple locations. This utility is aimed at making this easier 🙂.Backing up your data with Restic (+ Autorestic) and MinioGeneric Thermostat - Home Assistant — The generic_thermostat climate platform is a thermostat implemented in Home Assistant. It uses a sensor and a switch connected to a heater or air conditioning under the hood. When in heater mode, if the measured temperature is cooler than the target temperature, the heater will be turned on and turned off when the required temperature is reached. E3C246D4U" rel="nofollow">ASRock Rack > E3C246D4U
53: Adventurous Build
We chat with Matt from Adventurous Way about the home automations that have improved his quality of life, the clever way he manages their off-grid rig, and the new smart home project he's just kicking off.
Special Guest: Matt from Adventurous Way.
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Adventurous Way - YouTube — Our motto is to live life the adventurous way. If there is a conventional way to do something and an adventurous way to do something - we choose the adventurous way. Our DIY RV electrical system 3 years later - a detailed walk-through - YouTube — We installed our DIY RV electrical system as soon as we hit the road in the RV almost 3 years ago. In this video, we give you a detailed walk-through of our system that consists of 300Ah Battle Born Batteries, Victron inverter, DC to DC charger, 600 watts of rooftop solar that lets us boondock in beautiful places that we otherwise couldn't. The ultimate DIY SMART RV - tour our SMART HOME on wheels - YouTube — A tour of our DIY smart RV, packed full of home automation technology that makes our full-time RV life more comfortable, secure and efficient!
SONOFF SV — Wi-Fi DIY Smart Switch for low voltage goodnessCARP — CARP is the Common Address Redundancy Protocol. Its primary purpose is to allow multiple hosts on the same network segment to share an IP address. CARP is a secure, free alternative to the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and the Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP).Color Control GX — The Color Control GX is the communication-centre of your installation. It offers at-a-glance live information, and lets you control all products connected to it. Node-RED — Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.Pi-KVM — This device helps to manage servers or workstations remotely, regardless of the health of the operating system or whether one is installed. You can fix any problem, configure the BIOS, and even reinstall the OS using the virtual CD-ROM or Flash Drive.Adventurous Way - Technology / Smart Home website — A highly informative blog series from Matt on his smart RV experience.dbus-mqtt Github repo — The Github repo for Victron's MQTT implementation.Self-Hosting Victron Venus OS on a Raspberry Pi — This page explains how to install the Victron Energy Venus OS onto a RaspberryPi.Home Assistant - set_location service — Set your location programmatically with Home Assistant.
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Very informative, engaging and fun podcast, specially for a novice amateur like me. Thank you so much for all the your dedicated guys for the community 🤗
This will reach the parts that other tech podcasts don’t: informative, practical and amusing. Would love them to focus on open source security offerings one day.... go on Alex/Chris!;)