• Kindle + Python = e-Ink Dashboard (part 1)

    Kindles have amazing e-Ink displays, if we can manage to install Python on one, we could turn an old kindle into a low-power dashboard! An old Kindle is also considerably cheaper than a new e-Ink display module that can be hooked up to a Raspberry Pi. So it makes a...


  • Adding an Aqara Cube to Home Assistant

    Aqara cubes are a fantastic way to switch on and off different devices in a smart home. However, getting them to run with Home Assistant is not trivial … Here you can read all about how I’ve hooked up one of those cute cubes to Home Assistant to control my...


  • Putting Benford's Law to the Test

    After seeing the Episode on Benford’s Law in Latif Nasser’s Connected (currently on Netflix), I had to test if this is true and if I could find a few datasets where it applies. And … I did! But before we get into details, let’s first explain what Benford’s Law is....


  • Gwent: Pro Ladder Analysis and National Rankings

    Data for on players in Pro Ladder is released on playgwent.com, but it is limited. You get the rank, the score, the country of origin and the number of matches played. Using some fairly basic data analysis tricks there must be more we can do with these data! Using python...


  • Integrate BusyBoard into HomeAssistant

    Let’s take the little app created in the previous post up to the next level and integrate it into a home automation platform Home Assistant (HA). That way if you change your status on the BusyBoard, Home Assistant can pick this up and trigger an automation. Here we’ll add an...


  • BusyBoard: no more interruptions during meetings

    Working from home has become the norm since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for me, and it doesn’t look like this will change in the near future. As working from home goes hand in hand with online meetings it can come in handy to be able to notify members...


  • DeckLock part 3: How about a game of Gwent?

    Gwent support in DeckLock has been on my ToDo list for some time as it currently is my favorite game. The artwork is stunning, it is well balanced and rewards skill. Though it being a digital-only card game makes it somewhat different from KeyForge and Magic: the Gathering. As the...

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