Home Automation

Video: Automate your home, AV with life|ware

Video from channel 10 Automate your home, AV with life|ware

This is sweet! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

Link to Life|ware site.

Three MythTV Linux distros compared

http://www.linux.com/feature/118668

MythTV podcast from Systm on Revision3

http://revision3.com/systm/mythtv

MisterHouse

http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/ 

From their site: “MisterHouse is an open source home automation program. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s entirely geeky. Written in Perl, it fires events based on time, web, socket, voice, and serial data. It currently runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2k/XP and on most Unix based platforms, including Linux and Mac OSX. ”

From their site:
“Here is some example speech output:

* Turning furnace heat off after 20 minutes at 69.1 degrees
* Notice, the sun is bright at 32 percent, and it is cold outside at 24 degrees, so I am opening the curtains at 8:07 AM
* The van is traveling north at 58 mph 0.8 miles west of Walmart.
* The car is parked at Friedell School.
* Email account nick has 1 new email message from accountmanager.
* Notice, Nick has been on the computer for 2.1 hours today.
* The front door has been left open.
* Phone call from Mal and Beth Winter from Montana.
* Notice, there is 1 favorite show starting now: Dilbert on channel 8.
* 8:58 PM. VCR recording will be started in 2 minutes for Southpark on channel 47.
* Notice, there were 668 web hits from 74 clients in the last day.”

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