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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

So where is my flying car?!?!?

I have used X10 devices for decades to run lighting remotely in my homes. It's cheap and for the most part reliable. In fact my security system has an X10 interface and will light up the joint in a heartbeat if it goes off. I have noted that several other technologies have arrived and the ability to control such stuff from the Interwebz with mobile devices and integration with IP cameras is leaving X10 behind. So I ordered some "starter stuff" for Insteon. One thing that is a biggie for me is it is backwards compatible with X10. So today I get a Ethernet controller, two light switches, and a plug in lamp controller. I go to it on the light switches for the front porch.















Well, as they say the future is here. I hope wall switch Version 6.5 is backwards compatible V. 5.6!

Oh, and whoever threw the user interface program together for Web enabled devices, I'm glad you got a gig after designing graphics for the Atari 2600

I STILL don't have my flying car either!  

14 comments:

  1. When it is -10 outside at night and you remember that the garage light is on you can just reach across the warm bed to your controller, push a button, and the light is off.

    But then you remember that you are married and realize that on her way back from the garage your wife can bring you a sammich!

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    1. North, what is this "wife" thing you speak of?

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    2. I may not know for long...

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    3. Indeed, LOL! I think not though!

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  2. LOL, yep, technology IS amazing...

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    1. NFO- Its all sweetness and light until it throws up! I guess that is why I have a job!

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  3. LOL! My husband says the same thing about the flying car!

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    1. LOL! Great minds and all of that right?

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  4. And here I am just happy when the old fashioned light switches in my house actually keep working.

    Check your email please.

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  5. "Oh, and whoever threw the user interface program together for Web enabled devices, I'm glad you got a gig after designing graphics for the Atari 2600."

    I LOL'ed. Hard. :D

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