First Ring Daily 549: Lights, Camera, Awkward

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 6 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, things get a little uncomfortable in the bedroom, the lights look good, and Office takes a nosedive in Europe.

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6 responses to “First Ring Daily 549: Lights, Camera, Awkward”

  1. harmjr

    Brad burns down his kitchen on the next First Ring Daily.

  2. Ron McMahon

    Hi Brad,


    I like the look of your under-cabinet lighting. We are considering the Hue option. Would you consider sharing a photo of the actual installation of the lights? I am specifically interested in knowing the placement of the lights as you seem to have achieved excellent light coverage of your countertops.


    Thanks.

  3. Patrick3D

    The cost of computers is all tied to the changes that occurred in China, starting with the final handover of Hong Kong in 1997 and later when China's WTO membership was approved in 2001 at which point Intel, Dell, and countless other tech manufacturer's threw a middle finger up at US workers and moved their manufacturing overseas. Quality never fully recovered.

  4. wright_is

    Only the Sun and the Star had nudes (topless) on page 3. None of the others, at least not the nationals did that.

    Certainly the Daily Mail never did that, nor the Daily Express, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times etc.

    The Mail was always conservative (equivalent to Republican in the USA, but aimed at the worker, as opposed to the white collar workers - Times and Financial Times). The Express was more mainstream.

    The Sun was the original paper that had a "Page 3" girl every day. In the 80s the Star came along and tried to copy the Sun's style. These papers are/were very simply written and aimed at those with lower literacy - small words, lots of pictures that are there to inflame. The Sun's most famous headline was when the Labour looked like it could win the General Election in the 1992, "If Kinnock wins today will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights."

  5. Piyer

    Hey Brad/Paul

    My recommendation for anyone would be to look for Thread protocol compatibility for any device. Thread would be the de facto standard for wireless control for home and office automation. Philips is also part of the Thread group (also OpenAIS.eu).

    Look for Thread compatibility, would be worth the wait.


    We are working on a win 10 IoT based automation system - sort of an standards based, easy to use home PLC which can monitor and control lighting, access, video, hvac etc. with a UWP app, also iOS and Android


    We are currently integrating Philips Hue lighting among other things. You will be able to create your own logic/scene to do a combination of things like the ones you are thinking about. Instead of myriad of apps, you can do everything from one app from all platforms.


    We are hoping to get this ready in Q2-19. Perhaps I can reach out to you once we are ready.

  6. nickd_ca

    Take a look at the Insteon brand smart home devices. They are Apple Home Kit compatible, use multiple protocols and have been selling this stuff for decades. They have way more options that all of the other leading manufacturers.

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