Tomato: Selectively backup and restore configuration

Tomato: Selectively backup and restore configuration

I don't know about you but in these times of working from home and social distancing I get way more annoyed when internet speeds are not reaching the levels required for a decent video conference. I have three routers in my home all of which are running FreshTomato firmware. In my setup two of those routers actually don't do much more than serve as a access point for the WiFi. The real magic is done on my main router (Netgear Nighthawk R7000). Here I take care of all DHCP requests, static lease…

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Hardening Firefox for privacy

Hardening Firefox for privacy

Firefox is widely considered to be a very secure browser, however their default settings focus primarily on security with some basic privacy protection. This article will go through some of the more refined privacy settings and additional steps to improve overall privacy.

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Optimize your YAML automations using basic templating

Optimize your YAML automations using basic templating

If you're like me you probably started your Home Assistant automation journey by emulating or straight up copying some of the readily available example code in the Home Assistant documentation. You probably started off automating a lightbulb or switch using a simple trigger, maybe even a condition and finally an action containing some service call like light.turn_on or switch.turn_on. This is one of the most straightforward type of automations and therefore the perfect way to get started. I wan…

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