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 91 
 on: February 14, 2019, 07:59:07 PM 
Started by dhouston - Last post by JeffVolp
Some of us "keep" our cars and others see them more as consumables.

I recently upgraded my 1995 Explorer "hiking car" to a 2005.  It has lots of new features, such as a CD player.  (My daily driver is a '79 280ZX.)

After reading this I am concerned about my Magellan 210 GPS.  It is pretty old now, but it has many routes stored in it that I use to lead hikes into the back country.  I do have a newer GPS, but its color screen is almost impossible to see in the bright sun we usually have out here.

Jeff
 

 92 
 on: February 14, 2019, 05:33:17 PM 
Started by alzy - Last post by Tuicemen
 
Let Authinx put up the $$ to convert AHP to HG. That will show their commitment.
They better get Gene to do it I doubt anyone else would know where to start.

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As I think about it more, I wonder if someone on the other side of the date line, sold Authinx on the WM100 concept, then laughed all the way to the bank.
rofl


 93 
 on: February 14, 2019, 05:16:38 PM 
Started by alzy - Last post by racerfern
Let Authinx put up the $$ to convert AHP to HG. That will show their commitment.

They're not going to do it, they're simply wringing every last dollar out of NOS. As I think about it more, I wonder if someone on the other side of the date line, sold Authinx on the WM100 concept, then laughed all the way to the bank.


 94 
 on: February 14, 2019, 05:00:22 PM 
Started by paizano1 - Last post by Tuicemen
Currently Alexa push notifications have to be done via a Skill. However it may be possible to use IFTTT to do it.
I'm not up on all the Alexa possible pushes (if any) IFTTT can do but I do believe you can do a email trigger. This can be setup in HG so when a sensor trips it sends a specific email. When IFTTT sees the specific email it can tell Alexa to speak a specific phrase.

I'm unfamilure with HA but I believe it has a skill, which may or may not allow Alexa push events. C
ertainly you should beable to do the the email send for IFTTT as well with HA

 95 
 on: February 14, 2019, 03:48:45 PM 
Started by paizano1 - Last post by paizano1
Hello all,
I was not sure where to post and couldn't find answer in forum. If this has been addressed already please just post link and I will read up.
I would like to use my x-10 door/window sensors and connect them to smartthings or alexa. I would like to have alexa announce when the sensor is triggered.
Is this possible and what is needed?  I have cm15, pi with HG and HA, also smartthings hub, echo plus, door sensors.

Thank you in advance
Paizano

 96 
 on: February 14, 2019, 03:18:03 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
There are and have been apps out there like this for some time.
You just have to find what works best with what you have.

For me the HomeGenie Plus app interfaces with all my HA Protocols and some I don't use.
The app doesn't use Alexa but voice control which is google powered. Alexa control has been rock solid since having HomeGenie on my pi interface with her.

 97 
 on: February 14, 2019, 03:05:05 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by HA Dave
It seems as if every time I check the Alexa app has added new improved Home Automation control. I honestly believe that "someday" the Alexa app will have serious programable skills.

I hadn't even thought that 3rd party apps may someday exceed Alexa programing as well as unify other Hubs and cloud services as well. Then I ran across this. But I haven't tried it yet. https://www.simplecommands.com/

 98 
 on: February 14, 2019, 02:54:04 PM 
Started by dhouston - Last post by HA Dave
It'll be interesting to see what happens, if anything.  I have a 2008 Jeep Commander...... with built in nav

I worked with a guy years ago.... who had a factory installed car phone that was no longer serviceable. Some of us "keep" our cars and others see them more as consumables. My Ford connects (BT) to my phone.... but I am sure even that will only last 2 or 3 phone generations. In the past.... young drivers would have a new audio system installed in cars to replace the factory (inferior) audio. AND.... in the 1950's... my Dad bought a new car, but chose to NOT get the factory AC. And instead drove to Sears and had a cheaper and yet better AC unit bolted in.

But even our mobile phones are only expected to last so long. As we get older... a decade doesn't seem like such a long time. But for high tech.... 10 years is forever.

 99 
 on: February 14, 2019, 02:17:15 PM 
Started by alzy - Last post by brobin
Yup!

 100 
 on: February 14, 2019, 01:50:02 PM 
Started by brobin - Last post by HA Dave
We choose how we interact with certain technology.......
...Buy what makes you happy and accept that there is no privacy or security in the world.

We interact with the world... partly by choice and partly by happenstance. But you are absolutely correct.... at no time do we ever have privacy or security. Those things are more like the illusions we create for ourselves.

... Just because someone opts for a local HA system (which, btw, we all used just a few years ago), doesn't mean that we are not capable of attaining our personal HA goals.  Amazon/Google are not required just because they are the new cool kid in school.

IMHO..... if you own a Clapper you have some degree of Home Automation. And... although it isn't in service right now.... I own a [the last generation] clapper myself. But.... some years ago... when X10 pedaled their CM11A... they sold me (and the world at large) on the idea of a "Smart Home". And then (13 years ago?) when X10 released the CM15A.... Internet connected smart homes became the standard.

Cloud connectivity has expanded the Smart Home technology to the point of adding AI. Yesterdays dream of an AI smart home... isn't a dream anymore. Almost....anyone who wants that can have it. To present X10 as to used in a somewhat less-than AI compacity.... is a dis-service to X10. I know for a fact.... by using X10 in my own setup... that X10 is fully capable of AI control. And I know of no reason for anyone to aspire to a lesser-than cutting edge home automation setup. It isn't a choice between a modern setup.... OR an X10 setup. We can have both.... we can have it all. And for the life of me I don't understand why anyone would chose to have less.

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