X10 Halloween

X10 Halloween. Deep in the throes of getting all my x10 setup debugged for halloween. Man x10 just sucks. The gear is fragile, all kinds of mysterious communication problems, the software sucks. I hate it. But it is cheap and widely available.

I am close to dumping the gui software I use and just write some scripts. I see that there is Perl support available here. And a web interface on top of perl support at X10 Web Control.

Next year tho I may just pick up a few more dmx dimmers and do away with x10 altogether. I don’t see anything on the web abour perl/python interfaces to dmx tho.

Maybe next year I should be an early adopter of uPNP or some such crazy scheme.