It took several days, but I finally wrestled a Broadlink IR sensor into Home Assistant. In an effort to actually write some documentation of projects I noted my process in a post. Maybe it'll help someone...likely it'll just be for me when I inevitably try to remember what I did in the future! https://cshire.xyz/importing-a-broadlink-ir-transmitter-into-home-assistant/
A personal Mastodon server. If we're going to decentralise the web and wrestle some control back from the corporations who monetise our data, projects like this needs to be supported!