Stuart England

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  1. @alanchow do you know how to fix / workaround error "There was a problem playing this item" appearing in a red box when using your driver to play content on Amazon Fire 1st gen?
  2. @Joshua Pressnell if you get that docker image running I know that myself and @RobbieF will provide you with feedback and the documentation shouldn't vary very much from the physical appliance. I am relatively new to C4 so im still in the honeymoon season so probably more likely to invest time in giving you feedback
  3. Do other bonjour devices discover across your wifi / LAN? Some AP'a can block bonjour I'm assuming bonjour is in play here
  4. Josh sorry for delay I used this one as it was clean: all I had to do is create a link for /homes/myuser/customsettings and link it to /root/.homebridge and place the .json files there
  5. Anyone managed to integrate these $20 smart plugs? ive tried Chowmein and also tried orvfms middlemen and can't get them to work - I don't think the newer B25 firmware is supported
  6. I have a managed switch (ubiquiti unifi) because I want to do things like see what mac addresses are connected to what ports, see how much power each port is pulling, configure alerts and so on. I also have ubiquiti unifi access points and cameras so it makes sense. Beyond wanting to gain metrics from it the only other reason you might want a managed one is if you have some kind of security or technical requirement to have multiple VLAN's. If you dont need/want any of this stuff then theres no need to have one.
  7. Hi Joshua, So, got the driver working. The main advantage it offers over web events is status feedback but whats really lacking is the dynamic update of drivers in Homekit without having to copy/paste the JSON from the LUA tab. I understand this is a feature which you have in your hardware appliance. I think you should consider making a docker image (that you could charge for) as an alternative to your hardware appliance. I'm sure other people like me don't want additional hardware. Stu
  8. Its very quick, I was using Alan's IFTT driver previously which I would imagine is similar in speeds to the native driver and this is definitely faster - usually the action is finished before Alexa says "ok" I have been playing around with Homebridge and Siri and this is even faster, Siri is just so much more slick than Alexa and using @Joshua Pressnell driver which provides feedback you can ask more intelligent questions like "Siri, what lights are on?" and its less prescriptive than Alexa so you can use slight variations of words.. for example I if I say Dining Room or Dining Area Siri seems to understand but with Alexa it HAS to be "Dining" and if I include any other words she doesn't know what Im talking about. IMO: homebridge+siri > ha-bridge+alexa