Add Shelly Wifi Button to Home Assistant

Shelly & Home Assistant

I recently changed out most of my home's lights with smart bulbs before realizing the error of my ways. Spouses, kids and guests do not care about how cool your automations are when they just want a light to turn on or off. I quickly found myself scrambling to find an easy solution that would "tog...

Local Domain Names for UNRAID Docker Containers with Port Numbers (Pihole)

22nd Mar 2024


This is a follow up to the previous post I wrote back in 2022 called Create Local Domain Names With UNRAID and Pi-hole. In that guide, the example Docker container I was using had an internal mapping to port 80, so the set up was very simple. However, many people use Docker containers that assig...

How to Upgrade Your UNRAID License Key

22nd Mar 2024


UNRAID is moving to a new pricing structure a few days after this is being published, so I jumped on the last minute deal to upgrade from a Plus to a Pro License. I'm still a few attached devices short of needing an upgrade, but figured I would future-proof my setup now with a lifetime licens...

How to Cancel the UNRAID Appdata Backup While its in Progress

16th Sep 2022


If you are running Plex or any other media player on your UNRAID server, you likely have a pretty big meta data folder that takes UNRAID a long time to back up. This is fine and well when you have the space and time for Appdata backups, but every once and again you may need to quickly stop the pro...

Create Local Domain Names With UNRAID and Pi-hole


Note: This is a simple guide for Docker containers that use port 80 as an internal Web UI port. If you are looking to create custom domain names for non-standard ports (like 9696), check out my advance guide Local Domain Names for UNRAID Docker Containers with Port Numbers.