Monthly Archives: August 2017

You trying to give me a heart attack!

Oh my goodness, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!

I was supposed to stay off the internet today, so I went to check my download count . . . .

Oh my goodness, I saw the count, and thought some how I was doing a multiple month download range, then I had to look at the graph margin, last week the top bar was 2 downloads, this week it was in the hundreds!!

I’ve never seen that, I don’t know how I’m going to segregate it out to countries, I’m still in too much shock!

I should have been at 600 downloads around the 22nd of this month, but I was hoping to be at 550 today, and you guys just TOTALY BLEW THAT OUT OF THE WATER!!!

Excuse me, I have to take a walk.

Again.

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!

I guess it won’t be that hard, China WINS! – Guess I am going to have to learn some Chinese!

South Africa, welcome to the Double Digits Club!! a Yellow pin for you!!

Runners up: Brazil, Switzerland, Poland, India, U.K. , U.S.A.

Totals:

China – 329
USA – 141
Germany – 69

888

08/30/2017 – . . . and it just keeps getting better every time I SEE IT! Thank you AGAIN China, this is what I have been waiting for, I can see 1000 downloads in less than a YEAR!
(Sorry, I will update the map tonight, in all the excitement I forgot. Maybe I will wait one more day, probably have 400 by then.)

WOOHOO!!!!

I see you too, Saudi Arabia, keep on downloading!

Just read an article about the Amazon Echo everyone they talked to on average had 5, FIVE! of them in their house! Get ready to SPEND SOME MONEY!!!!!! AND THEY ALREADY HAVE A PHONE!

Just get a watch and be done! I have 2 watches, only use one, outside, inside, in a car, in an Uber, in a friends car, at work, in the bathroom. NO CORDS! NO POWER PLUGS!

1 Device SIMPLE! DONE!

$180 X 5 = $900!!!! NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS! and your phone already does it, and a watch does it cheaper.

$275 X 1 = $275

Amazon is actually the weakest of the big U.S. retailers, Moody’s says – MarketWatch

Where can I get a Raspberry Pi Today?

I’m glad you asked!

I will look for other countries too, but that will be a little more tricky.

. . . and done!

World:

Resellers

United States:

Fry’s Electronics

Seattle
800 Garden Ave. North
Renton, WA 98057
Phone (425) 525-0200

Store Hours:
9am – 9pm Monday – Friday
9am – 8pm Sunday

Raspberry Pi

Other Fry’s locations:

Fry’s Locations

Microcenter (Sorry, you will have to change the store location manually at the top, that’s the way the web site works.)

$29.99 (In Store only – 8/28/2017)

Boston/Cambridge – Massachusetts (252 In Stock)

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Orange County / Tustin – California (241 In Stock)

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Denver – Colorado (236 In Stock)

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Atlanta/Deluth – Georgia (248 In Stock)

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Atlanta/Marietta – Georgia (248 In Stock)

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Chicagoland/Central – Illinois (248 In Stock)

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Chicagoland/Westmont – Illinois (248 In Stock)

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Beltway/Rockville – Maryland (248 In Stock)

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Baltimore/Towson – Maryland (248 In Stock)

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Detroit/Madison Heights – Michigan (248 In Stock)

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Twin Cities/St. Louis Park – Minnesota

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St. Louis/Brentwood – Missouri

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North Jersey / Paterson – New Jersey

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Long Island / Westbury – New York

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Brooklyn / Gowanus Expy – New York

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Queens / Flushing – New York

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(Wow! Having Law and Order Flashbacks!)
Westchester County / Yonkers

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Central Ohio / Columbus – Ohio

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North East Ohio/ Mayfield Heights – Ohio

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Cincinnati / Sharonville – Ohio

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Philadelphia / St. Davids

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Houston

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Dallas Metroplex / Richardson (249 In Stock)

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Northern Virginia / Fairfax (253 In Stock)

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Nothing near by? Order it on line:

Raspberry Pi

Power Supply (can use Android charging cable)

Micro SD – 16 GB

Here is a two relay board, good for first try

All Kinds of Relays

Wires to connect relay to Raspberry Pi

Hey 3D printer gods!

I got a project to suggest for you.

We need a mount that can be added to a light switch that you buy at the hardware store that allows you to mount a sainsmart type 2 relay (or just 1 relay either way) module to it. (I will draw up a picture in a little)

If you make one send me a link to your video or web page, or blog, or design file on one of the 3D printer forums and I will post it to my Tools of the Trade page.

If you aren’t asking too much I will probably buy a couple from you and do a post on what I think.

Get it off the grid IoT OtG style!

Thank you China!

ZDNet – Internet of Things devices are proliferating faster than humans can comprehend. According to Gartner’s Earl Perkins, we’ve already missed the window of opportunity we had to fix that.

Pull your Raspberry Pi’s off the network connected to the internet, and make their own private network, connect a phone with texting, DONE! (If you aren’t using the free one which can also be off the grid).

Then you can text via voice assistant or typing or cut and paste, Apple Watch even has custom responses that you can make to perform functions at the touch of a button.

I guess I need to make a client for that, add it to the list (Can’t be done with iPhone halve to use Siri).

BONUS! Here are links to buy what you need.

Control all your devices via text messaging, will even work with a flip phone! or Apple Watch or Android Watch FROM ANYWHERE, FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE WAKE WORD!(Jarvis, James, Q, Computer, Lord Vader(crap, my new one), Mommy, Frank RULES). Actually you can set them all up, choose what you want ON THE FLY!! Just added Lord Vader while I was at work SWEEEEEEEET! (CORRECTION: I mis-spoke all speakers will ALWAYS have a PROPRIETARY wake word, wearables WILL NOT and already DON’T Android and Apple Watch)

I think this is the first product you have no fear of corporate licensing! (and for you corporate types, there is no settings saved on the hub, it’s all on the users phone! which does not need an app! and the name is NEVER passed to the hub.)

Just set up in your phone contacts what name you want and give it the phone number of your hub. FREEEEEEEEEEEDOM!!!!!! NO ONE IS GOING TO TOUCH THAT!

IoT OtG I *KNEW* IT *ROCKED* WHEN I MADE IT!!!!!

IoT OtG – Google Play Store

more info and demo video

So why should you use my system?

Mobile users click on menu above for more information.

Malaysia is getting a blue pin! Thank you Poland, Netherlands, and China!

And a big thanks to U.S.A. for buying my Apple Watch App!

Home Automation, What is it?

Recently added a Wearables Page if you are wondering if you should get one.

Cost mainly, affordable and simple upgrade path, works with both iOS and Android, then openness, then the fact that I have no debt.

Oh yeah, Raspberry Pi’s work all over the world.(60 Countries, 6 Continents, 500+ downloads, Indonesia is getting a blue pin! South Africa, you’re keeping up, pretty cool!)

NONE of my Raspberry Pi’s have EVER gone bad, never had to return one.(You always see sales on refurbished Echo’s)

. . . and they make TONS of them.

The list just goes on and On and ON!

My setup is NOT proprietary and this is why I love using the garage door opener. You will never get locked out of your house.(The story also talks about how DEBT can raise it’s ugly head)

Business Insider – Smart lock maker Lockstate bricks some customers’ locks with software update

Alexa only works in the U.S. inside your house, 1 to 2 rooms tops. Phones and watches work all over the house, outside, in your car, in a cab. So why waste your money?

Speaking of saving money . . .

Aetna Customers! or maybe you know someone who is . . .

Apple working with insurer Aetna to discount Apple Watches for customers

9To5Mac – New WatchOS 4 features

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Free Home Automation for iPhone

more info and demo video

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Free Home Automation for Android

more info and demo video

Pi voice command – Google Play Store

more info and demo video

Home Automation on your Apple Watch!

Pi Watch Command in the App Store

more info and demo video

Pi Wear Control

Control everything you can on all my apps from your Android watch.

Pi Wear Control – Google Play Store

more info and demo video

Control all your devices via text messaging, will even work with a flip phone! or Apple Watch or Android Watch FROM ANYWHERE, FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE WAKE WORD! (Jarvis, James, Q, Computer, Lord Vader(crap, my new one), Mommy, Frank RULES). Actually you can set them all up, choose what you want ON THE FLY!! Just added Lord Vader while I was at work SWEEEEEEEET! (CORRECTION: I mis-spoke all speakers will ALWAYS have a PROPRIETARY wake word, wearables WILL NOT and already DON’T Android and Apple Watch)

I think this is the first product you have no fear of corporate licensing! (and for you corporate types, there is no settings saved on the hub, it’s all on the users phone! which does not need an app! and the name is NEVER passed to the hub.)

Just set up in your phone contacts what name you want and give it the phone number of your hub. FREEEEEEEEEEEDOM!!!!!! NO ONE IS GOING TO TOUCH THAT!

IoT OtG I *KNEW* IT *ROCKED* WHEN I MADE IT!!!!!

IoT OtG – Google Play Store

more info and demo video

Home Automation Hub for cloud support

Home Automation Hub runs on Android ONLY. Gingerbread and higher!

Required for the Garage Door App and the paid version of iOS and Android Home Automation Remote with cloud support.

Pi Smart Hub – Google Play Store

more info and demo video

STILL GOING . . .!
Yes, one person did all this.

Believe me I use all this every day and my mind is just blown when I think about it.

Most of this was made a YEAR AGO!

Cloud functionality has been tested from Costa Rica to Kansas!

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Home Automation Remote for iPhone with cloud support

more info and demo video

* also requires Android device (Gingerbread or higher) and app above.

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Home Automation Remote for Android with cloud support

more info and demo video

* also requires Android device (Gingerbread or higher) and Smart Hub App.

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Pi Garage for iPhone

more info and demo video

* also requires Android device (Gingerbread or higher) and Smart Hub App.

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Pi Garage for Android

more info and demo video

* also requires Android device (Gingerbread or higher) and Smart Hub App.

Main Screen

Pi One Button Remote for iOS

Settings

Quickly and Easily turn on up to two devices, fan button has timer functionality built in.

App Store

Yes, Apple made me make ANOTHER VIDEO for this app, I’m going to have to add up all the minutes of all my video’s and see if I have enough time for a feature movie. Since the Emoji Movie has set the bar so low, I might have a shot at something.

Cost: a lot of it is timing, even though we are still pretty early in the game, some people made their bet WAY too early, and they will be the ones with proprietary hubs. They had to go into debt to make their hardware setup, they were mainly hardware guys with electrical engineering degrees who loved to make hardware, but times have changed since when they started. Now Schenzhen, China can make things way to fast and way to cheap. So their are lots of choices and their will have to be consolidation to a few companies. A lot of times focus on one thing is a good thing, but as my product shows, not this time. You’ve got all these hubs that do just one thing, so you have to buy multiple hubs and then if you want to simplify you have to buy another hub to connect them all together. I need to go out and do a search, I would love to see a house that has a special hub for the garage door, a special hub for the lights, a special hub for wall outlets, a special hub for the sprinklers, another hub for the thermostat, another hub used to connect them all, it would be a mess!

The Raspberry Pi DOES IT ALL. . . TODAY!

So you can see there is consolidation coming!

It’s actually already happening, if you don’t have much of a life and you search the blogs all day you will see companies being acquired/bought that are involved in home automation. Right now none of the prices are being announced, because those are the companies that have the most debt. And if they do their own hardware, they probably aren’t going to make it. Especially if they are just connecting someone else’s hardware.

What has to happen is a company that actually makes a device, say Phillips Hue is going to have to buy companies that make other things like wall switches, or invest in hardware manufacturing and software developers, a lot of developers, to make their product do one more thing just to stay in business, and this will eventually put the makers of hardware that connect things out of business. And all of this will take time, and it may render their current hub obsolete and then you will have to buy another one.

The Raspberry Pi does ALL OF THIS NOW! . . . and more! It’s almost impossible for the Raspberry Pi to be obsolete.

And Raspberry Pi is essentially the first of it’s kind, Audrino may have been first but to use those you need a lot of patience and be smarter than the average bear. When I bought my first Raspberry Pi I was actually on my way to get Audrino, but everything you need doesn’t usually come in one piece, I *think* you need 3 pieces i.e. how I ended up with a Raspberry Pi and the rest is history.

So what I meant to say is:

1. guess where they are made? China (developed in U.K.)
2. They got their process down to a science!

*Maybe* someone will beat them some day, Intel couldn’t, a couple others I will have to update later.

They actually beat themselves, Pi Zero, but they had to remove stuff that you need to do that, which you would have to add back yourself, so it doesn’t make sense for home automation.

So there you go, absolutely no cheaper solution and it’s available today. The only thing close is SainSmart they make a “wireless” (not so) board for their relay’s that cost $30 BUT they only work with a single relay board, so best case scenario you would have a bank of 4 light switches right next to each other so you could control 4 lights for $30 plus the cost of the relay. Raspberry Pi would cost you about $40 with a power supply plus the relay. But you probably aren’t going to stop there, so another relay another $30 for the SainSmart setup. You are already done with the Raspberry Pi setup, just add another relay.

Now out of the box you can only power 2 relay boards with the Raspberry Pi, but I found a way to power/control 8 relay boards with 1 Raspberry Pi.

And the Raspberry Pi is built to work in ANY COUNTRY.

It’s really not fair to all the other companies, it’s just the way things happened and you are the beneficiary.

OPENNESS:

There is nothing stopping you from doing what I have done. None of what I do is proprietary. I highly recommend if you have kids or grandkids you use this as a way to get them interested in programming and how electricity works (lesson one know how to turn off the power and use a volt meter to test the the power is off) This is a great way to get hooked on programming. I still recommend getting my app of course 😉 it’s the absolute fastest, cheapest way to get started off the bat, and then you can customize your own setup later if you want, but you don’t have to.

In fact we are so early in the game, if they got good at hardware installation they could start their own company. The way I see it they will be creating one of the next alarm installation companies of the future, of course those won’t last forever.

Openness is how I got my setup to do EVERYTHING TODAY! It has a free/standalone version for Android or iPhone that does everything(most secure), It has watch functionality for Android or iPhone, it has voice capability for Android, it has texting functionality for cloud like functionality(more secure than cloud), it has cloud functionality, Android hub, Android or iOS client, it has garage door functionality for Android or iOS. Timers, linking(scenes), geofence.

In the words of Tony Stark:

“What more do you want? For now!”

Debt: I have no debt, no overhead, no programmers (I’m the only one) I’m not going anywhere.

So you can take the long way around with the other guys, or be there today with me.

If you are ready here is a overview of how to connect the Raspberry Pi to a relay:

In depth hardware explanation

YouTube – Raspberry Pi – Home Automation – Garage Door Opener

Here is the software setup for the Raspberry Pi in pictures:

Raspberry Pi OS

Links to what you need to buy and where you can get them.

The first iPhone WAS a MVP (minimally viable product).

When the first iPhone came out it had minimal memory, no expandable memory (HTC 6700 had expandable memory), no app store (no body did, and about to be my point), and the craziest a 2G radio (3G had been out for years). That was pretty much a MVP.

It did have the largest screen at the time and the best mp3 player, and the most technically
advanced touch screen(which *almost* pulls it out of the MVP classification, but not quite), and you could get e-mail (blackberry), and it had a browser (no flash).

I’m sure it was all about cost, but I’m sure he didn’t want to waste a lot of money if it didn’t fly, and you always got to have that upgrade path 😉

It also took one of the greatest salesmen to kick it off. There is NO WAY HTC, Nokia, RIM, or Microsoft for that matter could have sold a 2G phone on that day. (The only people who come close to being a salesmen like him were the guys who got Bill Gates to buy Web TV)

And nobody knew it at the time, not even Jobs, but the true product was the App Store, and they haven’t even touched on things like the Moto Mods, if they could get into the health care hardware add ons business? WHOA!

Siri

It took forever to get a large screen, or acceptable memory.

That’s why this site is called Obsessively Android.

But in the end? It’s all about the people.

Like Eddie Van Halen said:

“You make music for the people. Otherwise, just play in your closet.”

Crazy you can add functionality to your app exponentially while decreasing the amount of code it actually contains, now we’re talking.

Eewwwwwwwww! Flashback!

WARNING VPN USERS! DOES APPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS?

Facbook watches EVERYTHING YOU DO – VPN data all routed through Facebook Servers

. . . and yet ANOTHER reason you should use IoT OtG!

Seriously, if you read my blog you will find out I am a very sarcastic person, but not when I tell you I think we have reached a tipping point, and I commend Apple for always putting people’s privacy first. I believe in the same thing(hence IoT OtG), and hopefully they can clarify if HomeKit is susceptible to this type of monitoring, if I find where they do protect against this type of behavior I will post it here.

Both free versions of the app should also be safe, because they use local IP’s and have no reason to leave your local network. Both watch apps and Pi One Button Remote will also be secure.

Yay! I don’t have to buy a new watch!

It’s like going to one of those electronic stores and paying the place to throw away one of their scam products for them)

It also gives me a flashback to when the first iPhone came out.

My first phone was a Nokia candy bar phone, it was for work, because at the time I wouldn’t give you $1 for the phones that existed. The only way I would have a phone back then is so I didn’t have to walk to call a tow truck when my car broke down.

Then I got this phone

HTC Falcon

And I KNEW we would be where we are today, and I was Obsessed!

Screen size was awesome, and WiFi a (WiFi a BABY!) no bluetooth (actually a blessing). AND! I could terminal server into Windows Machines! GOOD BYE LAPTOP!

BUT! it was 2G, which was fine at the time till, 3G came out, then it started getting slow.

Then HTC released another version the following year that had a slide down keyboard, bluetooth, and WiFi b, but it was still 2G so not too big of a deal.

Then HTC SCREWED THE POOCH! They came out with this thing:

HTC 6700

I bought one a couple of years ago just so I can remember how bad the thing really was.

BUT! it was 3G! Fast Fast Fast! and you could plug it into a laptop and tether your data connection. But man, did that screen SUCK!

But I knew today would come, so I would check Engadget, ALL THE TIME, looking for the new phone that would finally put us back on the right path, but HTC just kept putting out the same crap, with a little faster processor and a little more memory, over, and over, and over. (after reading about the making of the iPhone, I bet this is what they were thinking too)

“The first person to make a phone with a 3+ inch screen, I will be buying it!” I said.

Touche Steve Jobs!

Out comes the first iPhone, 3+ inch screen, iPod built in, WooHoo! 2G . . . . . Uhhhhhhh WHAT!
I had this phone 4 years ago!

So needless to say I didn’t buy the first iPhone, and saved all kinds of money. ( I bought the 3G)

That’s exactly what the Apple Watch LTE feels like.

Oh, and by the way, DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE CALLS WITH GOOGLE HOME? If not check out The Verge, they have about 5 stories about it.

But anyway, If you have never worked on a office environment, let me tell you, you hear this all the time.

“Hey, could you hang up and call me back on SPEAKER PHONE!” NOT!

It’s like trying to talk to someone while you are on a moving boat. That is why everyone has headsets.

The Echo, the product you would never buy for yourself.

. . . And if you need to buy AAANYTHING I’m right here, Make me a trillionaire Dammit!

Sooooo transparent, all I can see is a pair of eyeballs and a big pile of cash.

Uugh! I just got kind of sick to my stomach, how much does it cost to MAKE an Echo Dot?

$2 ?

Can you just imagine how surreal it is to be me right now?

To be “unknown” but to be known?

It’s wild, let me explain . . .

So it was a Friday night at 10:30pm and I was at the club . . . no that’s not right, oh yeah, I was looking for python scripts for the Raspberry Pi (So Sad).

So I go to google, a little back ground, I grew up a windows guy, I can operate 2 mice at the same time, if I need to copy something more than 4 characters I reach for the mouse and copy and paste, I did take typing in high school, so I’m no slouch, but I don’t live in the dark side where you use the ctrl+shift+backtwist to copy stuff in .05 seconds. So it seemed strange to me this tactic that Google uses, it’s called Now your speaking our language . . .

but I’ve seen one, I clicked on the search bar, started to type pyt, and that causes the autofill to kick in which drops down a box, which covers most of the screen, and the autofill put in python scripts, that’s good enough, so I pick my hand up from the keyboard and as I’m heading for the enter button, the screen starts to move and I see this, Now your spea…. ENTER! NOOOOOOOoooooooooo! WHAT? Wait go back! Nothing . . . CRAP! didn’t I read some article a couple months back about that? Let me do a search, yup that’s what I thought. OOOooo look a never bother me again button! I bet in their infinite wisdom that’s the default selection? Don’t know, Oh well I know I got it, and they know I got it, so they know about me.

NEXT

So I get this LinkedIn request, I get a few time to time, usually it’s some head hunter that I talk to, I ask them if they have seen my blog, “No” my GOD people WAKE UP! So we talk, they are supposed to get back to me, then I never hear from them again. Absolute wastes of air. So I get this LinkedIn request, “Yeah, I’ll waste my time later.” So it’s time for bed and I finally have time to waste my time reading something from a loser head hunter and I see it’s from a producer for a show called Planet of the Apps.

Frank, please add me to your LinkedIn network

My name is Michael and I’m a Casting Producer for Apple’s new unscripted series, Planet of the Apps. We are trying to spread the word to App Creators who need Mentorship, Funding & Marketing/Promotion.

For more info on how to apply please visit our website at:
www(dot)PlanetOfTheApps(dot)com
Michael C
Associate Casting Producer – Planet of the Apps at Propagate Content
United States

I know opportunity of a lifetime . . .blah blah blah, I was planning on going, but it was such a distraction, and when I finally decided not to, that’s when I wrote IoT OtG and a few other apps in a matter of 2 months (HISTORY BABY!)

NEXT

Mark Zuckerberg probably knows of me.

He was all in Building Jarvis

Soon after that I hit 400 downloads on my Apple app, but I also had Android apps, a Suite of them actually for both platforms.

Then I found out about this:

Facebook acquires wit.ai

Now, while reading some blogs about the upcoming F8 conference at the time, one blogger (I will have to go back and find who it was) pointed out that Facebook “acquired” a company called wit.ai. I had never heard of them before so I followed the link to their web site, it seemed very simple (like something I would do) for a Facebook company, which made me happy because it seemed like less of a behemoth. It had 65,000 registered users. WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS COMPANY? I thought, where are they? I still don’t really know. So this morning I did another search for them and found this article on Techcrunch:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2015/01/05/facebook-wit-ai/amp/

and I was like, Uhh Ohh, I took their money making idea and made it damn near free, oops!

So, that was right before F8, and they come out and say nothing about Home Automation, instead they are focused on AR to be released in 20 to 30 years? That’s a little far out for a company to put all their focus on. So I’m *pretty* sure he knows about me.

NEXT

Jeff Bezos – Oh you know he knows about me, that’s why he’s so balls out about Alexa.

Hell there is a good chance the WOZ knows about me!(that is the ULTIMATE LIFE ACHIEVEMENT).

And that is why it is soooo surreal.

Oh yeah, HomeKit, for the first time in EVER I think, Apple discontinued a hardware chip (you’re welcome)(sorry Apple) the one for Home Automation security and made it a software thing(somebody’s got to know about me for that one!). And they now let you prototype Home Kit software with Raspberry Pi’s (Hmmmmmmm).

Home Automation related things 8/14/2017

Cost mainly, affordable and simple upgrade path, works with both iOS and Android, then openness, then the fact that I have no debt.

Oh yeah, Raspberry Pi’s work all over the world.(60 Countries, 6 Continents, 500+ downloads, Indonesia is getting a blue pin! South Africa, you’re keeping up, pretty cool!)

Alexa only works in the U.S. (We’ll buy anything) (Case in point: I don’t know if it’s everywhere, but here in the states we have a 3 minute long commercial telling you the wonders of . . . the TV Antennae! They act like it was made this year. Wait didn’t the first TV come with a antennae? I’m not sure, because, IT’S BEEN AROUND SINCE BEFORE I WAS BORN! AAaanyway)

But if you want an Alexa NEVER PAY FULL PRICE! They have broken ones on sale ALL THE TIME!

Special sale on refurbished Amazon Echo speakers saves you $50

It’s kind of like tuna around here, If you have it all the time, is it really special?

NONE of my Raspberry Pi’s have EVER gone bad, never had to return one.

. . . and they make TONS of them.

The list just goes on and On and ON!

My setup is NOT proprietary and this is why I love using the garage door opener. You will never get locked out of your house.

Business Insider – Smart lock maker Lockstate bricks some customers’ locks with software update

Aetna Customers! or maybe you know someone who is . . .

Apple working with insurer Aetna to discount Apple Watches for customers

9To5Mac – New WatchOS 4 features

Google Assistant should understand some new languages soon.

I just don’t get it, it defies logic! Why would you make a plague and then go “See that’s why it needs to be regulated.” It’s like some sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome. It’s causing dialog but man, you would think he would come up with a more intelligent way, It just blows my mind.

Hot Air: Elon Musk Knows About Something More Dangerous Than Kim Jong-Un’s Nukes

It’s like a frickin’ James Bond movie..