Cool, ok, so I’m not going crazy. I def want the local control, but also need cloud based access as well. And by ‘need’, I’m talking a serious need to be able to tempeh turn on a camera in the glass to watch my dog, Savannah sleep during the day. I want cake and I wanna eat it too. What else are you going to do with it? The cake… Nevermind.
I guess the goal for me is centered on a desire and need for whenever I’m using any of the devices I’m putting on the Hubitat (All Zigbee and Z-Wave minus my Locks) remotely using the Cloud, I wanted it going through Sharptools for two reasons:
I like Tasker… No, I’ll be honest here, I think I have an what’s referred to as an “unhealthy codependency-based” relationship with Tasker, and will spend literally hours on a single profile that is either already covered by another one, or really sumthin that shouldn’t be a priority to anyone. So back to your question, yes, I was looking to use all them Gucci Tasker capabilities through SharpTools (in the same manner as SmartThings) to make Hubitat better , but to an only slightly lesser extent, a secondary goal of staying the hell away from whatever the hell that Hubitat cloud UI is. The way they have things configured and invented their own special world, a world where pushing an Up arrow results in downward movement… sometimes, and where the trying to use any concepts even remotely “intuative” can apparently get you prison time, cause they seem to avoid it. Trying to create a single time big button dashboard is enough to make me want to bludgeon baby seals, and Josh, I like baby seals, they smell like… They smell, but they sure are cute!!!
Again, I want it all, like that one fat kid from 5th grade, I want to not just have the cake and then eat the cake, I want to rob the cake of it’s freedom and then destroy the cake’s soul.
I get nervous around phrases like “API endpoints”, and the such. I once tried my hand at API and DB stuff on AWS, cause it was free… Sorta. I don’t know what I did, how I did it, or if they’re was even any value to it, but I burped a little blood one morning when I opened an AWS billing email telling me I’d gone beyond the free tier that was supposed to get me hooked, and did so to the tune of $800. In the ensuing panic and attempt to hide this from the very evil robot who had sent it to me, I immediately found the words “Delete Account” anywhere I could on AWS, and just mashed the keyboard until they’re dead nothing left on the screen. So whatever it was, the the sand in the hourglass, these are the days of our lives, which will not include any knowledge of that I did to spend $1,000 on nothing. Ya Benet know, that could have been the cyberbox of toothpicks to my Rainman! Luckily I was able to play hard ball and leverage the fact that 99.1% of all household purchases is done so with Amazon, and Tunney forgave me off my sins. That Jeff Bezos sure is a nice fella!
Anyway, got off track AGAIN. I’m going to give that icon dealy a try. I actually did that once with a Flight Tracking Website, didn’t know I did it, and layed down a pretty good argument that it was in fact an app, when someone tried to inform me of what it actually was.
And that’s what I bring to the table. Ńot much with programming or coding, can barely read, and have you limited at my profile picture? But if you want to know about civil aviation, that is where i thrive. Open source flight tracking is a specialty as well.
Thanks again Josh, you guys rock!!!