Part 12: Time to get Sirious

Can you integrate Zabbix with Siri? Of course you can! By day, I am a monitoring tech lead in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them. Welcome to my weekly blog about the home project.

I have lost the count exactly when, but couple of major iOS/macOS versions ago Apple's Siri gained the Shortcuts application. It allows you to automate all kinds of stuff and do some drag-and-drop 'programming'.

Part 11: Say cheese!

Can you take screenshots of your monitored websites with Zabbix? Of course you can! By day, I earn my living by being a monitoring tech lead in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home. Welcome to my weekly blog about how I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them.

Part 9: Remotely useful

Can you integrate Zabbix with a remote control? Of course you can! Does that make any sense? Maybe. Welcome to my weekly blog about how I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and how I do weird experiments with my setup.

By day, I do monitoring for living in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home. This week I have been mostly doing remote work… gaining physical remote access… okay, my puns are not even remotely funny, but please keep on reading to find out how I integrated my Zabbix with a remote control.

Part 8: Razor-sharp thinking

Can you monitor a Philips OneBlade shaver with Zabbix? Of course you can! But why to do that and how to monitor a dumb device with zero IoT capabilities? Welcome to my weekly blog: I get my bread and butter by being a monitoring tech lead in a global cyber security company, but I monitor my home for fun with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments.

Part 6: Observe!

By day, I monitor a global cyber security company for a living. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix and Grafana. In this weekly blog series I'm sharing my weird experiments and new ideas how to utilise monitoring.

As on Easter we were not at home but doing Easter stuff, this week I have not implemented any major functionality to my home monitoring environment. But while I'm brewing new weird features, here's some bits and pieces of what I have learned about my home, and not shown here earlier.

Part 4: Don't forget the facial cream

Can you monitor the regular use of facial cream with Zabbix? Of course you can! Here's how. This same method could be very useful for monitoring if the elderly remember to take their meds or so.

(I am posting my weekly Friday blog about how I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana a day early, as today I'll be working in the evening and have my morning free, and not so sure about tomorrow. Originally my plan was to write about something completely else, but this was too good to skip.)

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