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Disabling Home Assistant fallback DNS

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For some obscure reason the Home Assistant folks decided to add fallback DNS functionality to the Homeassistant Supervisor. This meant that it would fall back to using Cloudflare’s DNS servers if/when the DNS servers you regularly use weren’t responding or acting weird. That was done with good intent, but it is a breach of privacy, trust and giving up a part of local control - something Home As...

Adding en_BE locale to Linux

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I live in Belgium, but I prefer english as my default locale. Using the en_US or en_GB locale brings problems of it’s own - not having the right system (metric) or wrong start of week day..

Automatically switching audio to HDMI on Linux

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One of the devices in the house has a micro-HDMI connecter which is used from time to time with our TV. Unfortunately Linux (pulseaudio) doesn’t switch automatically to the right audio, keeping the sound playing through the laptop speakers, instead of sending the audio across the HDMI link.