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    Unusual uses for your Controller

    At the risk of sounding like a dodgy bugger.. Here's a rather unusual use I found for my Controller.

    I have three kids.. and to ease the number of chores (and to improve general household sanity), my wife and I agreed to get a cleaner once a week for three hours to .. well .. clean.

    Recently I've noticed that the house has been less clean.. (probably because I'm on paternity leave with too much time on my hands)..
    So I called to make sure the cleaner was .. well .. cleaning and found that the cleaner wasn't really at our house for the full three hours.. closer to one hour the time I rang..
    I mentioned to the cleaner that I think it might be appropriate to .. well.. clean for the three hours instead of one.

    who cares I hear you say.. well.. now comes the interesting bit.

    Being a little peeved, I attached my Controller to the inside of the front door, knowing that the handy inbuilt accelerometer will notice any door movements during the day.
    When I get home I check the log to discover that the cleaner has only .. well.. cleaned .. for about an hour and a half.

    Who would have thought that I could use my Controller as an employee monitoring device.
    Needless to say I'm looking for a new cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjules View Post
    Being a little peeved, I attached my Controller to the inside of the front door, knowing that the handy inbuilt accelerometer will notice any door movements during the day.
    When I get home I check the log to discover that the cleaner has only .. well.. cleaned .. for about an hour and a half.
    You sir are a complete geek. Nice work

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    That's nothing. He then modified the code on the controller to automatically start playing on full volume a sound clip he had recorded the night before:

    "GET BACK TO WORK"

    the minute the cleaner opened the door.

    And that's not all. It also makes coffee now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredFredrickson View Post
    That's nothing. He then modified the code on the controller to automatically start playing on full volume a sound clip he had recorded the night before:

    "GET BACK TO WORK"

    the minute the cleaner opened the door.

    And that's not all. It also makes coffee now.
    That was a few hours ago. In this hi-tech world we live in that's an eternity ago. Now the controller actually has replaced said cleaning person and is doing the cleaning. And not just for 3 hours, but 24/7/365.
    Main: Acer Aspire One netbook --> Squeezebox Transporter (slave mode) --> Lessloss 2004 mkII Pre/DAC (master mode) --> Sanders Magtech stereo/Innersound ESL800 mono power amps --> Sanders 10c active speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pneumonic View Post
    And not just for 3 hours, but 24/7/365.
    I never really understood this 24/7/365; 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365.... weeks in a year?. Shouldn't it be 24/7/52?
    Yes, makes more sense to me :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husted View Post
    I never really understood this 24/7/365; 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365.... weeks in a year?. Shouldn't it be 24/7/52?
    Yes, makes more sense to me :-)
    Does to me too.
    Main: Acer Aspire One netbook --> Squeezebox Transporter (slave mode) --> Lessloss 2004 mkII Pre/DAC (master mode) --> Sanders Magtech stereo/Innersound ESL800 mono power amps --> Sanders 10c active speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husted View Post
    I never really understood this 24/7/365; 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365.... weeks in a year?. Shouldn't it be 24/7/52?
    Yes, makes more sense to me :-)

    Or make it 24/365

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pneumonic
    And not just for 3 hours, but 24/7/365.
    And like everything in the software world, it takes advantage of a bug, and on a leap year like this one, takes a day off.
    rip (eac) > convert (flac) > tag (musicbrainz/mp3tag) > normalize (replaygain/foobar2000) > albumart (www/firefox) > transport (winscp) > store (debian) > manage (squeezecenter) > control (ipodtouch/ipeng-app) > play (squeezebox) > preamplify (zpre2) > amplify (zampv3) > listen (axiomm2/sennheiser-hd595) > scrooble (last.fm) > enjoy (me :)

    http://www.last.fm/user/pichonCalavera

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