Docker is a system to run applications in independent containers. This makes apps easier to deploy, update and migrate. I’m using it on several docker host servers, all of them are set up in the same way. They are all using debian as operating system, docker community edition and ldap based user login. In this post I’ll describe my standard setup of a docker host system.
Secure Wifi passwords tend to be quite long and are a pain to type on smartphones. A lot of places and people use qr-codes to share access data to their wireless networks. I’m also using one to offer guests a wireless connection to the internet without giving them access to my private network.
Fortunately those codes are pretty easy to create.
I’ve been using home assistant in a virtual machine on my home server for almost a year now. It rellay is a great piece of software for home automation with almost limitless possibilities. However I’ve decided to move it to hass.io on a raspberry pi mainly because of some additional features. On the rapberry I can directly use the bluetooth module needed for some sensors. And hass.io offers some need add ons like a server to control Amazon’s FireTV stick or my USV. Except the more limited CPU I couldn’t find any drawbacks so far. Hass.io is basically a very slim linux running home assistant and some other useful tools in docker containers which you can control from home assistant’s gui.