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Re: Re: This best sums up my view on xmas lights

by marius (Hermit)
on Dec 06, 2000 at 07:07 UTC ( #45167=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: This best sums up my view on xmas lights
in thread This best sums up my view on xmas lights

You know, that's not a half-bad idea. Connect 'em up to X10 controllers.. now to see if I can remember this after xmas when they all go on discount!

-marius


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Re: Re: Re: This best sums up my view on xmas lights
by extremely (Priest) on Dec 06, 2000 at 07:16 UTC
    Good Gracious! I have all those lights in a big box with my sample x10 controller right on the top of the pile and I never once thought about putting them together! Oh man what a goofus I am! Imagine me kicking myself (which also requires you to imagine me a lot skinnier and a quite a bit more flexible than I currently am too). Now I can't wait to get home and tinker with em.

    --
    $you = new YOU;
    honk() if $you->love(perl)

      Now you've just gotta CPAN ControlX10::* or X10::* (depending on your interface) and set 'em all up to be controlled with perl! Hrm, evil ideas are coming forth with that extra firecracker module I've got.. *now to go find an unused external com port...*

      -marius
      Where would I get one of these sample X10 controllers that I hear so much about?

      =IndyZ

        Check their homepage for special offers, x10.com

        --
        $you = new YOU;
        honk() if $you->love(perl)

Re: Re: Re: This best sums up my view on xmas lights
by davemabe (Monk) on Dec 07, 2000 at 02:19 UTC
    Anybody ever check out Mister House? A very cool voice activated home automation program written entirely in perl. Same code runs on Win32 and Linux. It could certainly spice up the Christmas lights...

    Dave
      Indeed I have, and I have a MisterHouse box running at home. It has some drawbacks (IMHO it's not particularly well written, and it's certainly ill-documented), but Bruce has done a fine job of updating it frequently and he responds to suggestions very well.
Re: Re: Re: This best sums up my view on xmas lights
by cei (Monk) on Dec 07, 2000 at 02:58 UTC
    Wow. More X-10 users. Cool. I'm thinking about bulding an X-10 app for X11 running on OS X...

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