This is another one of those reminders to myself that reposync on Oracle Linux 8 has the ability to sync all packages and metadata and it’s installed by default in the oraclelinux:8 container image. Combined those two pieces of knowledge and you get a quick and easy yum repo mirroring solution.

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I’ve been meaning to add my Elgato Keylight Air to HomeKit for a while, and thanks to this post on Reddit I finally worked out how. And it turned out to be pretty simple. Pre-requisites Have a working Homebridge system connected to HomeKit. Install the homebridge-http-lightbulb plugin. Before you begin Assign your Keylight Air a static IP address via DHCP. Replace in the JSON configuration below with the IP address you assigned in the previous step.

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The Flic Hub LR has local LIFX LAN support, but the functionality is quite limited. It only allows you to toggle power state, turn a bulb on/off or change its colour. The only other option is the ability to trigger a scene via the LIFX Cloud. This post details a third option, which is leveraging a local Photons Interactor server to do complex transfomations triggered by a Flic.

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Note: The Flic Hub LR is now HomeKit certified. This plugin is provided for legacy purposes, but will not receive regular updates.

My Flic Hub LR and Flic 2 buttons finally arrived today and as my primary automation system is HomeKit, I set about working out how to get them integrated via Homebridge. The result is a generic Homebridge plugin that creates a StatelessProgrammableSwitch which is identical to a Flic in operation. It supports three press events: single, double and hold, but doesn’t maintain state.

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Avi Miller

That which did not kill me is documented here.

Developer Advocate, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Melbourne, Australia