I've gotten pretty good at using light switches over the years. If making a grocery list, punching buttons on a microwave, or changing the thermostat is such a chore that you need to bring an API into it, what kind of life are you leading?
Good idea, but my humble £300 one does that with a delay timer. Tip - get one which takes a big load. (Pardon)
Have we not got enough to deal with day-to-day without some smartarse washing machine interjecting factlets about its washing cycle? Oh yes and the fridge is feeling a little warm. A world of appliance PMT. No thank you!
And if your freezer could tell you "I'm getting warm and nothing is happening
when I try to lower the temperature!"?
OK, you've got me there. It might have avoided putting the whole contents of the freezer in the bin last week after a user error involving the door.
Too much information though. I bought a security camera recently after some bloke was spotted half hanging out one of our windows. It's quite good and records everything to a NAS drive I have in the loft. I briefly set it up so it would email me whenever anything triggered it, but that just turned out to be alarmist. Car in road, spider, ghosts, etc. The NAS does email me in the not-infrequent event of a temporary disc failure - that's useful.
We saw one in a catalogue recently when shopping for a replacement. Shopping in the sub 1,000 range, we saw one for about $3500, prompting herself to raise an eyebrow and for me to jokingly exclaim that it probably had wifi at that price.
Much amusement was had by us both when closer examination proved that it actually did. Never seen nor considered such an abomination before then.
I would program the fridge so that SHE was always out of something when I was out of soda.
For the meals I don't like, I would make the microwave/oven over/under cook them.
I would certainly turn the porch light off at 1am, which my wife loves to leave on all night.
Apparently, if someone wants to break in, she would hate for them to trip, or have to use an
Personally, I can see the amazing ability to take a meal out of the freezer, wave it in front
of my microwave, and have the microwave program the time/energy sequence perfectly (which depends
on the wattage of the microwave, and a bit of my preferences).
Also, having it display any special "hints" on the microwave display. "Remove the plastic you dolt!"
It would not be the first one I know that has a tiny PLC at home controlling inside and outside lights, the sun-blinds, calefaction, garage door and other things in the house.
A friend of mine even goes further (I mean not just ON-OFF binary controls) and has built PID controlling with analog inputs and outputs to regulate temperature in some rooms because he was happy with the equipment but not happy with the regulation of the manufacturer, so he made his own.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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