Linux Smart Homes For Dummies, ISBN: 0-7645-9823-6
Yes the book is real (I can't believe it either)!
- Read a sample chapter - Exploring the Possibilities of Home Automation (Chapter 1)
- Error addendum
- CD Contents listing
- Contents of the CD (Files)
- Links used in the book. I can use my Link check to keep the links updated. If there is one thing I hate is bad/dead links.
About the Author
- Neil Cherry has been working with computers, computer electronics, and software since 1978. He has been playing with X10 since 1982. He began automating his home in 1992 when a friend gave him an X10 computer interface, and he started the Linux Home Automation Web site (www.linuxha.com) in 1996. When he's not riding his bicycle or playing with home automation, he works for AT&T Research Lab South, Middletown, NJ, as a Test Engineer. You can reach him by e-mail at email@example.com.
About the Contributors
- Terry Collings is the owner of TAC Technology, located in eastern Pennsylvania. He provides Linux consulting and training services to a variety of clients. Terry has been an adjunct faculty member at several colleges in his area where he taught A + and Network + certification courses. He also taught courses on UNIX, Linux, TCP/IP, and Novell Netware. Terry is the author of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 For Dummies, has co-authored three editions of Red Hat Networking and System Administration and contributed to several other Linux books. He was the technical editor for the following books: KDE Bible, The Samba Book, UNIX Weekend Crash Course, Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies, Solaris 9 For Dummies, Fedora Linux 2 For Dummies, and Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies.
- Gurdy Leete is a co-author of OpenOffice.org For Dummies, a technical editor for Free Software For Dummies, and the co-author of five other popular com- puter books. He's also an award-winning software engineer and a co-author of the Multitile plug-in for the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Gurdy teaches digital imaging, graphic design, Web design, video, and animation at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, where he has been a pioneer in using GNU/Linux applications in undergraduate art and design classes. His blog, titled Free Software for Art, Music and Personal Creativity, is at www.peaceloveandhappiness.org.
- Mary Leete wrote Free Software For Dummies and co-wrote OpenOffice.org For Dummies. She has a B.S. in Computer Science and a Masters in Professional Writing, and she lives to write code as well as write about it. Mary has extensive experience as a systems analyst and programmer with a multitude of software on way too many platforms. She is also a freelance Web designer, a video producer, and an award-winning screenwriter, and she has written under contract for the producer of The Buddy Holly Story, among others.
Part I - Bringing the Future Home
- Exploring the Possibilities of Home Automation
- Filling your Home Automation Toolkit with Linux Software
Part II - Connecting Multiple Computers without the Wires
- Going Wireless
- Creating a Wireless Access Point
- Routing Network Traffic for Free
Part III - Entertaining your Brain with a Little Help from Linux
- Building a Personal Video recorder with MythTV
- Streaming Music without the Wires
- Having Fun with a Webcam
- Setting up a Smart Phone System
Part IV - Keeping a linux Eye on the Sky
- Letting Linux watch the Weather for You
- Setting up Freeze and Flood Alerts
- Staying Comfortable with Thermostat Controls
Part V - X10-ding your Enviroment with Home Automation
- Introducing X10 Home Automation Hardware
- Using X10 without the Wires
Part VI - Controlling and Securing Your Automation Network
- Controlling Your House with MisterHouse
- Controlling X10 from MisterHouse
- Using the Web Interface for Remote Control
- Keeping Control of your Controls
Part VII - The Part of Tens
- Ten Cool Chores You Can Automate
- Ten Gadgets Worth Checking Out
If you have questions about Home Automation and/or Linux you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is not for unsolicated email (if I didn't opt-in then it's unsolicated).