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Where's my surprised face? #Mycroft again delays delivery to backers by a month. I'm not holding my breath. If I get my device before Christmas, it would actually be a surprise.

Now: "We are expecting to ship the first devices out the door at the end of September."

August, 12: "We’re putting the final pieces in place and hope to begin delivery sometime in September."

July 15: "This will delay delivery for a month."

June 13: "we are still on track for a July delivery."

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aiforeveryone/mycroft-an-open-source-artificial-intelligence-for/posts/1663573
Things are getting exciting around Mycroft HQ as the pieces are starting to come together for our production run. We are expecting to ship the first devices out the door at the end of September. We thought you’d be interested in knowing what leads up to loading the first packaged unit on the delivery truck. Milestones There are several key milestones remaining in our hardware production. A few of these milestones can be shifted around, but most a...
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The only Kickstarter I've backed so far, the one for the GCW zero open-source handheld, had delivery dragging out over years. I got mine about 1.5 years after the initial shipment date, but the last ones were sent out this year, three years after the campaign closed.
I'm still happy I backed the campaign, even though it looks like there isn't really any development happening on the platform anymore and it wasn't really a success outside of the Kickstarter campaign.
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TL;DR Clickbait about SETI signals found by Russian scientists is clickbait. #HD164595   http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?nowrap=true&id=80193

And https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_164595#SETI_candidate_signal

"The signal was observed only once (for 2 s), by a single team, at a single telescope, giving it a Rio scale score of 1 (insignificant) or 2 (low)."
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Nobody expects First Contact. First Contact cometh as a thief in the night. I read that somewhere in an old book. Or something.
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I am quite satisfied. Reconfigured my Node-RED setup to make it far simpler. The dashboard extension makes it all look really nice. Will get some cheap android tablets that I will use as super luxury wall switches. And my Roomba is cleaning up after I clicked the button. Ain't life cool?
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Managed to configure node-red and hue2mqtt as proper services with systemd. So now my home automation should be quite solid in case of an (unexpected) reboot of the Raspberry Pi. Hooked up my existing Roomba control to node-red and can now happily press a button to get my apartment clean. Yay!
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We should build a Fedora spin out of this...
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;-) via @amberdiscko over on Twitter. 
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I'm old. I had to look that up. And now... after a delay...
HA!
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Now I can go to bed :-) Added node-red [1] to my setup and thanks to node-red-contrib-ui [2] (replaced by node-red-dashboard [3]) I can now generate nice graphs that automagically update. And still all open source. And all on my local network. No data going out :-) Home Automation with MQTT is fun!

[1] http://nodered.org/
[2] https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-red-contrib-ui
[3] https://github.com/node-red/node-red-dashboard
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Right. I've imagined webcam on ceiling to monitor each roomba step and a remotely controlled laser pointer to beam a dest. location. Wonder if your vacuum cleaner get crazy about laser as cats do.

Ah: sci-fi dreams :-) (which you can materialize with a bit of open source)
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"Very near the best Linux distro release I've used"... so why is it so hard to recommend?
Even for a great update, rollout trouble reminds us release cycles can mar a distro.
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+Carl Draper Likewise, testing only.
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#MyOpenHA Part 1 - Philosophy

Home Automation. The holy hipster and geek grail. I have played with it. I have tried. I have failed. But today I am proud to have a solution I can truly endorse. So join me on this journey. This series will explain my solution, in excruciating detail. In the hope that I can learn from you while I am explaining. This series will be filled over time with more and more articles. But now, let’s talk about philosophy. The Why. Soon you will see the What and How. One promise, or the TL;DR: It is all 100% Open Source.

http://jan.wildeboer.net/2016/08/myopenha-part-1-philosophy/
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To most of us, this is good geeky fun. For some, this would be an amazing improvement to Quality of Life. Home automation is assistive technology.
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#oops Engine damage mid air on flight #WN3472. Landed safe. No injuries. But boy. Oh. Boy. http://avherald.com/h?article=49d2d7e3&opt=0 (update: switched to avherald)
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Holy crap....
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Added #hue2mqtt to the mix and can now happily control my Philips #Hue lights with #nodered too! And it works in all directions. When I switch off the lights with my Philips Hue remote, the switches on my browser automagically change status too. So cool!

Next three little projects: hook up a #NodeMCU with two relays so I can roll up and down my projector screen with MQTT, put an ESP8266 in my Roomba so it also talks and listens to MQTT and finally another ESP8266 with a Maxim 232 so it can control the projector via MQTT.


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Nice, the front end is very easy on the eyes! I didn't manage to finish mine over the weekend however I did manage add some more functionality by putting my bluetooth dongle into promiscuous mode and listening for the MAC address of the bluetooth in my car to trigger a relay and open the front gate. Not the safest since, you know, spoofing a MAC address isn't too hard! :0
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Le Sigh. Where's my surprised face? WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook http://bigstory.ap.org/48e45fd4838b4e5d9f19166ef57841d4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on…
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You guys should check with Homeland Cyber security and see if this is legit...

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That proud moment where your NodeMCU sends temperature data to your MQTT broker via wifi :-)
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+Mark Gaiser It is the code that runs on the ESP. The ESP8266 integration in Arduino is really good nowadays. I have not yet decided if I will use the arendst MQTT firmware or the Homie stuff.

Arendst: https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-MQTT-OTA-Arduino
Homie: https://github.com/marvinroger/homie-esp8266
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Red Hat guy. OPEN {Source, Knowledge, Data, Standards}. Reprapper. Decentralizing whatever exists. Citizen of the first Transnational Republic. ENFP - Champion. NOT on facebook.

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I can print frogs. And hooks. And issue Transnational ID Cards.
Education
  • University of Paderborn
    Computer Science, 1993 - 1997
    Computer Science, Philosophy
  • Dresden University of Technology
    Modern History, 1997 - 2000
    Modern History, Political Science, Media Science
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