About the project

By day, I am an SRE team Lead Site Reliability Engineer at Forcepoint, a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them. I'm blogging about the home project.

Me giving a speech at Zabbix Summit 2022
Me giving a speech at Zabbix Summit 2022

I am doing this for several reasons:

  1. I've been in IT monitoring for 20+ years and kind of seen it all, so monitoring the real world is a fun experiment for me
  2. Monitoring my home gives me piece of mind as if something goes wrong, I get alerts
  3. I'm passionate about monitoring and want to demonstrate to Zabbix community -- or to monitoring community as a whole -- that monitoring does not have to be so serious, and with little imagination you can monitor just about anything. 
  4. This whole thing blew out of its proportions after Zabbix the company noticed my humble blog posts in Spring 2022, and in January 2023 I then opened this dedicated web page for the project to give you more details, easy access to my blog posts, ability to get more details than through LinkedIn posts and so forth.

Today, the blog goes far beyond just monitoring some IoT devices, I am monitoring everything from FlightGear flight simulator to a banana. The project is also in the middle of transformation from pure monitoring to actually controlling devices through Zabbix.


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