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Energy meter metrics extraction

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When the Romande-Energie Group connected my house to their power-grid last year, they installed a “smart” residential credit-meter before my switchboard. As I also produce electricity with my solar-panels, they installed a digital one, that is able to measure both the energy that I consume and the one that I produce. Those meters are called smart because they’re kind of IOT appliances that can be remotely queried at some point. The model that I own is a Landis+Gyr E230.

freeture.v2

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the new version of my website, I moved from a dynamic Wordpress site to a static one. The posts are written in Markdown and I’m using Hugo for the compilation. Still some glitches to fix but so far it’s not that bad.

Photography #1

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Cool picture from my last vacations in Sardegna, the beach is called Cala Luna and I took it from one of its cave, facing the Mediterranean Sea. this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

RaZberry antenna hack

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I started to play with Z-Wave at home lately. I found an inexpensive Raspberry Pi Hat for that purpose which is simply called the RaZberry. It’s compatible with all the raspi models so far and it comes with the complete Z-Wave stack and exposes a WebUI + APIs to the user. The main issue that I encountered was the range of the antenna, I had a lots of problems to reach devices that were few meters away from the controller just separated by a thin wall, and I hadn’t had any other devices working in that frequency range that could mess with it.

VXLAN tunnel between 2 linux hosts in <5minutes

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Ok we only have 5 minutes so: Host A: 10.0.0.1/24 Host B: 10.0.1.1/24 Those hosts are behind multiple routers but the are reachable, and there is no firewall between them. We will create a VXLAN tunnel between those hosts to put them on the same network segment, like if we had a dedicated VLAN connecting the hosts. host A: ip link add vtep100 type vxlan id 100 dev br100 local 10.