Alex is replacing his Chromecast and Google Nest Mini with an open-source solution, and why we’re all getting a little hyped about Matter.
We've made some changes since the last episode, and share why we have doubled down on Self-Hosting as much as possible.
We learned some really hard lessons this week, and reflect. Then Chris finds the perfect temperature sensor, and Alex finds a beautiful media discovery app.
What is it like to live with another man's automations? Brent spills all.
Alex runs us through his new and improved off-site backup setup, and Chris is trying out some Shelly devices.
Our thoughts on the new Works with Home Assistant program, some changes to Alex's off-site backup server, and a million bits of great feedback.
Our guest this week has more Raspberry Pis than anyone we've ever met. We get insights into all the projects he used them for, what's worked great, and what's not worked at all.
Alex has found the perfect tool to bring your recipe management into the future. Plus, a convenient trick for scripts with passwords, dying hard drives, and the killer new Proxmox feature.
Alex replaces another Google service; we point the community spotlight at FuzzyMistborn plus your feedback!
Alex shares some handy tools, and some old friends join us for a special edition of the show.
We chat about Wyze's recent real bad, no-good security news, why Plex Discover has potential but hasn't impressed us yet, and a brief tour of Alex's home network setup.
Why Chris is moving away from using Containers, Alex's new project, and some great follow-up.
We look back at our favorite moments from the last ten years of the Raspberry Pi, why you might want to start considering one, and where we want to see the platform evolve.
Alex gives the new TrueNAS SCALE a go and hits a snag.
Sometimes we get a bit carried away; we dial it back and share some self-hosting long-timer insights.
Alex got some new devices for Christmas, and we set off figuring out how to integrate them into his network.
Some old friends of JB join Alex to discuss 3D printing.
Recent AWS outages sent Alex on a hunt to find more self-hosted alternatives, and Chris digs into the latest Home Assistant release.
We try out a couple of very popular Docker GUI's and report back, and discuss our biggest Self-Hosted regrets.
This week we unlock the "Pi"tential of the Compute Module 4 and turn it into a dual gigabit router and Jellyfin server.
Troubleshooting goes very wrong for Alex, and he puts his backups to the ultimate test.
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.
A lot is changing in Home Assistant land, and it's almost all for the better; we break down the essential items.
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.
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.
We report back on our DeGoogle challenge and read your top Google Alternative apps and services.
We discuss the ramifications of Apple's local photo scanning announcement on your privacy, why everything seems to be a subscription these days, and a new challenge for the show.
We discuss Chris's latest wall-mounted tablet solution for Home Assistant and several scripts to pimp your Plex setup.
Updates gone wrong, surprise hardware failures, and flooding out all our electronics in a single go. We've got a lot to catch you up on.
Tuya shocks us by announcing native Home Assistant support, we have an update on a smart doorbell Ring alternative, and we tell all about how PiKVM just leveled up in awesome.
We take a look at a self-hosted TeamViewer alternative, give you our take on some Home Assistant drama and discuss the effects of a new crypto coin on hard drive prices.
We'll share how we deployed a painless, Self-Hosted Pastebin replacement, and what we like the most about it.
Join us for a chat with Paulus, the founder of Home Assistant, as we look to the project's future, hardware devices, new standards, and more.
Plex announces some big plans that make us a little nervous, Alex solves Chris's tablet performance woes, and we chat about Prometheus.
Alex has a new trick for local and remote backups, and shares his thoughts on Synology's DS series NAS.
Alex shocks Chris with his latest project, then lays down some quick-fire picks.
We discuss recent Home Assistant security news, and how we think the project could improve.
Our favorite Google Docs killer with markdown support has a big update. We explain how we host it and why we love it.
Alex reveals the culmination of five years of work into the Perfect Media Server.
Chris discovers a networking miracle, Alex has been playing with electrics, and we review the Wyze Cam 3.
Alex puts the fantastic-looking, ARM-powered NAS known as the Helios64 to the test.
Chris gets left out in the cold after a Home Assistant glitch, and Alex puts a big batch of USB hard drives to the test.
We speak to Kevin and Patricia from Traefik, discuss Alex's recent ZFS snafu and we wonder if the new Chromecasts can match up to the Nvidia Shield.
Mike and Wes join us to discuss the recent Docker news, freeing your Robovac from the cloud and why Alex really loves Terraforms.
Jon shares the story of how Docker came to Unraid, hints at future subscription plans, performance features coming, and much more.
Chris is slow cooking some servers, Alex has self-hosted AI with a nasty gotcha and a damp basement.
We have a neat self-hosted home inventory management system for preppers of any type, plus Chris' simple Home Assistant trick and Alex's valiant battle with the WebSockets daemon of the reverse proxies.
Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box.
Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server.
Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi.
Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.
Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data.
We visit Wendell Wilson of [Level1Techs](https://level1techs.com/) and get a tour of his self-hosted setup.