This series is going to document my first serious look into home-labbing. I have been doing little bits here and there over the past few years. Automating this, hosting that, trying so many times and never quite succeeding to create a VPN into my home network. Over these years I have always had one thing holding me back. I have not been on my own network. I have been sharing one with lots of other people, which meant breaking things was not an option really. I’m pretty sure without breaking a lot of things, I cannot get this to work.
Recently I have been looking into more and more Xiaomi devices and being pleasantly surprised at every stage. The products are always great quality and so cheap. The only problem I run into, especially with the home devices, is the way Xiaomi likes to restrict access to some devices to mainland China. In the past the workaround has been simple, set the app to mainland China and Xiaomi will turn a blind eye. However, with firmware version 188.8.131.52 this changed for me on my Xiaofang camera.
This is part 3 of a small series describing the design and build of a Python application for the ski lodges I have worked at for the past few years.
This is part 2 of a small series describing the design and build of a Python application for the ski lodges I have worked at for the past few years.
Over my three years of working and living on ski resorts, I have learned so much about snowsports, avalanche safety and generally living in the unforgiving land of a 3500 metre mountain.