Dutch Smart Meter

P1Monitor Lately I’ve been playing around with P1Monitor to connect to my smart meter at home, measuring both gas and electricity usage. Here in The Netherlands we have a standard for that communication that’s also adopted in other countries: DSMR. The P1-Monitor app, which normally is distributed as a SDCard image for RaspberryPi use, connects to the USB port (you need a cable like this one) and reads the telegrams the meter transmits on it’s serial port. »

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Welcome to my blog, where I keep notes about tech stuff I discover. Hopefully you found this on Google and saved some time setting up some cool self-hosting project with my notes! »

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Plausible.io Self-host Setup

For my personal website (with virtually no visitors) I was using Google Analytics, just because it was easy. But as soon as I found out about Plausible I decided to give it a go, especially since it’s possible to self-host Plausible. My goal was to setup Plausible in combination with Clickhouse (the click DB), Postgres (already running) behind my Traefik proxy, hosted as a service on Docker Swarm (but locked to a host since I don’t have persistent storage across hosts). »

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog! In my spare time I fiddle with tech stuff, self-hosting things like Nextcloud, Plausible, Bitwarden (well Vaultwarden), Synapse (Matrix). I’m running a NUC and a Pi4 in a Docker Swarm setup, if you’re wondering. :) Sometimes getting things to work requires some eh effort and Google Skillz™. I figured: let’s share what I find out for others like myself to find later on and have a bit smoother ride getting things to work. »

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