Running Home Assistant in host network mode in a Docker image has it’s issue when you have other services running as docker images on the same host. Here is how I set up my instance of Home Assistant to have access to my local network and to the other services running under Docker on the same host.
I have seen quite a few questions around Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) lately. Most seem to be about if they should adopt USD as a file format in their pipelines and workflows.
I recognize that there is some confusion about what USD actually is. So this is my attempt to shed a bit more light on the technology while I still keep exploring the depths myself. I find the technology exciting for all the efforts it’s creators have placed on finding an “universal” means of scene data exchange and management in larger pipelines.
Dependency management in C++ is a bit of a hassle. I have come to like CMake for build and dependency management, despite it’s warts and general negative sentiment in the community. One major feature of CMake is to resolve dependencies. Using CMake packages this can be even comfortable. So here is how to use CMake packages.
Recently, I set up Home Assistant for all my home automation endeavors. To connect it to my Zigbee devices, I use Zigbee2MQTT. This works great so far except for one LED controller that is detected as a different model and does not support full control.
There are certain tasks that I do every couple of months or even only every couple of years. One of those is setting up a new computer for development work. Then I struggle with some basic setup again as I have forgotten how I did it last time. One of those tasks is setting up OpenSSH.