Hardware accelerated graphics on the raspberry pi4 for a speedier KDS

Surfacing the right information at the right time in the right place is a difficult but essential task for any credible automation system. I have been experimenting with the concept of a Home Assistant powered KDS for a few years now and have found that the refrigerator happens to be an especially good place to surface some information and device controls. Yes, it's over-exposed and shot at an awkward angle but that's what it took to minimize glare!

Using new Lets Encrypt intermediate chain with SkyHole

If you somehow missed it, one of the certificates used by Lets Encrypt chain of trust expired this week. As expected, things broke…. including my private, filtered DNS over TLS server - SkyHole. Below is a condensed form of my notes to create the exact document that I wish I had while trying to triage broken DNS on my phone. TL;DR: Implement solution 3 from this post. Note: After releasing the initial version of SkyHole, I re-factored most of the code to eliminate the dependency on Docker.