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Hardware & Technology / Re: Hubitat
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
Got a hub on the way.
Also some Ikea bits, samsung bits and sonoff bits from DealExtreme. Hoping my tag manager bits will connect too.

A bit confused with the Zwave: Zigbee: wifi methods of connecting to the hub.

 It seems the TagManager is wifibased, so not sure if Hubitat will look for those, not found anything to say they play together on the net. Will see.

Does Hubitat use wifi? Except for apps to connect to the hub do you know?

Hardware & Technology / Re: Hubitat
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:43:43 AM »
Just trying to get my head round what connects easily with Hubitat. 
Seems there are various setups, like the samsung one, and a Smartlife" app etc etc. Others are "alexa compatible".  Loads of other hardware about too though.

How can you tell if the are Hubitat compatible. My understanding is there needs to be a driver written for each device. Am I right? I found this list:

also the list of supported devices.
Do you check back to that, or are you finding that in reality, most items are picked up by the Generic drivers?

Hardware & Technology / Re: UK wifi extension
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:29:01 AM »
RC, wall sockets come in silver in the UK too. Not all white for these.

Hardware & Technology / Re: UK wifi extension
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:25:18 AM »
Here is the smart socket... and wifi but not a wifi extender

Hardware & Technology / Re: UK wifi extension
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:19:11 AM »
There is a cheaper wifi extender too.  Just realised, they are not iot compatable though.  Seriously? These need to be controllable from the hub...

Hardware & Technology / UK wifi extension
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:14:27 AM »
seems with automation, the start has to be great wifi coverage. A mesh works, but if a part of the mesh goes down, it needs to heal.  clever stuff, but it can take 24 hours to come right.

So, how to extend the wifi without running ethernet cables everywhere or other costly options.

USB charging for the phone too.

Water Cooler / Re: Mailbird is okay
« on: December 07, 2018, 05:42:37 PM »
Still got 1 pc on Outlook 2010.  The limited pst file is the problem.  I do have about 15 rules running on it though, so perhaps Mailbird would not be good yet?

I keep thinking I might put it on Thunderbird, except I need a day to swap it over at least.

My issue with Thunderbird is the difficulty of archiving.... you still have to do each folder separately, not all at once.  Seems nuts.

Is Zoho online or a download now?

Sounds like "The Rooster Bar"

Water Cooler / Re: Whats Your home assistant called?
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:56:39 AM »

Water Cooler / Whats Your home assistant called?
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:43:24 AM »
I was thinking that the other day... What should the home assistant be called? I dont have one yet (OK Google I guess on my phone)

We have the defaults:

OK Google
and now

Why not something like Uncle Sam?

I like Simone..... Rose, is good...

No, Happy... what could be better?

Hardware & Technology / Re: Yandex Launches Smartphone for Russia
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:40:21 AM »
Alice... I like it.

Water Cooler / Re: Bundling options by default (EU law)
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:43:57 PM »
Surprised HSS would make that mistake.  ::)

Hardware & Technology / Re: Hubitat
« on: December 02, 2018, 06:01:01 PM »
RC did you find a switch that goes dumb when the automation fails? I would think that would be important.  Otherwise you are left with lights always on or always off I would guess...

digging into Hubitat.  I get why you like it.

She looked like she could still herd cattle if she had to.

Good girl  :).  i bet she has lost a lot of friends though....

Water Cooler / Re: Bundling options by default (EU law)
« on: December 01, 2018, 04:45:45 PM »
Not sure I understand the question, so could not add anything.

I think so long as it is VERY clear its OK. Like is assumed to be a part of the total offering, like delivery is often.

 Checking out of Vistaprint or Bonus print, there is a flurry of offers, but nothing is pre checked. 

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