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MisterHouse home automation Answered

"MisterHouse is an open source home automation program. It's fun, it's free, and it's entirely geeky. Written in Perl, it fires events based on time, web, socket, voice, and serial data. It currently runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2k/XP and on most Unix based platforms, including Linux and Mac OSX. It can talk, it can check your messages, control the lights, program your VCR, and what is best - it understands spoken commands. It can even track your car by interfacing to a TNC. And there are 600 users and 209 authors contributing to this project. Cool, eh?"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

10 years ago

Perl, is that a scripting language? Does it need to be compiled? I can never find decent compilers without sacrificing my right arm and leg....*sigh*

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Reply 10 years ago

Perl can be downloaded for free, and, yes, its a "scripting langauge"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Do you have a "favorite" and "safe" place to get Perl from?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

XAMPP
.  It's an easy-install-then-start-playing web server with a lot of extras (including Perl). IIRC, they have a stripped-down version if you are short on disk space and/or RAM.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Install a web server to get Perl?

Lol...just download it from the official project site: Perl.org

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

Everybody needs a local web server ... it's just that most ppl don't realize it yet.