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Working on uplifting the calendar support from v2 (which is about to get cut off on November 17th, see the link for details) to v3.

Getting really frustrated with declining quality of code and documentation. Reading documentation on public Google APIs now reminds walking on a minefield that many people before me were walking on - I see shards of them left, links go to random locations, different subprojects present conflicting library versions and instructions.

Most regrettably, calendar sample opens a can of worms into Google's published API code. When I look into it, I see patterns that I consider being incompatible with getting hired when I interview people for a job.

Makes me very wary about making a long term decision whether to depend on Google APIs. Looks like there's been a change in course that had dramatic effect on quality of things being done by Google.
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If you are using Google Calendar to control your DZ installation, you need to update the code to reflect their Calendar API change.

At this time, you need to do 'svn update' and rebuild the code. DZ release addressing this change will be coming out shortly.
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Assessing Power and Cooling Requirements in the Data Center
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...now with pictures and videos.
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"...However, the problem with brands like Crestron, Savant, Control4, all of the old incumbents in this space is the same issue that plagues Microsoft, BlackBerry, Nokia, and many businesses in the technology sector: they have legacy products, services, and protocols that they can’t–or aren’t willing to–break. Their entire business is built on selling you inflexible solutions that can only be set up with third-party contractors and don’t allow you to buy, install, or customize anything yourself. At the end of the day, what you’re left with is a really expensive home automation system that’s incredibly limited."
The entire home automation industry is about to be upended by startups. Companies that are starting out small have a clear and concise vision: one in which your home and the many things in it can a...
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TL;DR: You must upgrade if you're using Google Calendar to keep your HVAC schedule, old version was shut down today.
Google shut down Calendar API v2 and v1 today, replaced by v3. v3 is not a drop-in replacement for earlier versions, changes are required. BEFORE. You specify credentials either as a part of configuration (permanently), or via JMX (after server startup). NOW. First time, DZ starts an external ...
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If something is bothering you, now is time to speak up.
This is a cumulative release combining over two years of bugfixes. Summary: Google Calendar access code brought to compliance with current API behavior (more secure);; Improved XBee devices stability, analog sensors are no longer susceptible to noise;; "Return to schedule" functionality is now ...
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Google calendar API for HVAC events is broken as of this morning. Root cause is being determined (at a glance, either API level has been obsoleted, or there's a server failure). Fix ETA - 24 hours.
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And the reality is even simpler than that:

- 0°C - water freezes
- 10°C - need a sweater
- 20...25°C - comfortable
- 30°C - hot
- 40°C - scorching hot
- 50+°C - Arizona :)
No excuse for this, America. Btw, C° to F° is easy to do in your head (F° to C° is very hard): [Round to the closest multiple of 5 if you just want to…
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"Following Google's recent acquisition a team of engineers at Spark sat down and roughed out a prototype for an open source version of Nest. It looks surprisingly good for such a short development cycle, and they've posted their code on Github. The article has a number of short videos illustrating the technology they used, and how they used it. Quoting: 'All in, we spent about $70 on components to put this together (including $39 for the Spark Core); the wood and acrylic were free. We started working at 10am and finished at 3am, with 3.5 engineers involved (one went to bed early), and the only work we did in advance was order the electronic components. We're not saying that you can build a $3.2 billion company in a day. But we are saying that you can build a $3.2 billion company, and it's easier now than it's ever been before.'"
An anonymous reader writes "Google's recent acquisitiona team of engineers at Spark sat down and roughed out a prototype for an open source version of Nest. It looks surprisingly good for such a short development cycle, and they've posted their code on Github. The article has a number of short video...
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Most interesting are the comments.

"Google is currently testing a web-connected thermostat, similar to the popular Nest Thermostat, according to The Information. The device would display energy usage details, and allow user's to control it from a web app. This actually marks the second time Google has ventured into home energy, after their PowerMeter web app that was shut down in 2011. Web connected devices could allow Google access to a treasure trove of data on people's daily habits and routines."
cagraham writes "Google is currently testing a web-connected thermostat, similar to the popular Nest Thermostat, according to The Information. The device would display energy usage details, and allow user's to control it from a web app. This actually marks the second time Google has ventured into ho...
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When your heart works fine, you don't notice it. You don't have to notice your home's climate, either.
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Create as many climates in your home as you never thought imaginable. Control temperature, humidity and ventilation. Do it on the schedule. Have everything measured and recorded. Do it from anywhere.