Collecting logs with Grafana Loki and Promtail

Collecting logs with Grafana Loki and Promtail

Having a central place to view or search through server logs is awesome. I’ve used Graylog in the past, but I’ve always felt it was a bit cumbersome to set up and use β€” and it felt overkill for my need.

Instead I gave Grafana Loki and Promtail a try πŸ‘‡

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A few more ventilation automations in Home Assistant

A few more ventilation automations in Home Assistant

Controlling my Komfovent balanced ventilation system through Home Assistant β€” opens up a world of possibilities.

Here are three automations I use to make the system a bit smarter πŸ™‚

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Making planter boxes for Mona

Making planter boxes for Mona

Mona needed more places to plant her flowers, so I built her some planter boxes β€” using impregnated wood and lining the inside with landscape fabric.

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D-Link DGS-1210-28P initial setup

D-Link DGS-1210-28P initial setup

The Unifi UAP-AC-M access point in my garage stopped working a few weeks ago. Or, the device didn’t stop working, it still showed up in the Unifi controller and I could ping it. But it stopped providing Wi-Fi connectivity β€” my phone connected, but got no network access…

I remembered experiencing this before β€” the VLANs for user and guest Wi-Fi wasn’t allowed through the D-Link switch. I had simply not configured them, but why was it failing now?

Trying to log into the switch β€” I found that it no longer got an IP from the DHCP server. By all accounts; it looked like the switch had been reset.

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Updated plans for my home network

Updated plans for my home network

Last year β€” I wrote about plans for my home network, or home network v2, as I called it. Let’s take a look at what I have done, what remains, and what has changed since then.

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