Linux home automation

mister house
Mister House is a long standing open source home automation project. It’s written entirely in Perl and works on almost any platform. It also supports many different home automation devices like X10. Control is driven through a web interface and has voice feedback and recognition. Lots of extra modules have been developed for this project so you’re sure to find something unique: from voice announced caller ID, to GPS vehicle tracking over FRS.

[thanks Clu]

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HOW-TO: Create an on/off box

The HOW-TO for today is up and you can go read it over at Engadget. It’s pretty rad for musicians or audiophiles

Also, congrats to reader [j guillory] for being the first with a great quality, MPG version of the All-American Rejects performance on Letterman. He’s won himself a prize pack with a t-shirt, stickers, and some buttons! Congrats! You can view the video here (if it’s still up). Great performance. All runners up (like 3 others) will get extra stickers and buttons in their next sticker SASE.

Also note I’m no longer giving out buttons. I have about 20 left that we need for Defcon. So sorry folks, stickers for now. Buttons will be re-ordered probably. We also will be selling t-shirts soon. Maybe even packs. Like a t-shirt, sticker pack, and a few buttons for a good price. Exciting eh? Go read the HOW-TO, watch the video, and sit back for Defcon. <3

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