10 Ways I Use Cantabile To Control My Entire House!


#1

Well, now - shouldn’t you be ashamed of yourself for even clicking on that link!

Well, well, well. My, my, my…

Terry

Clickbait Maestro and Compulsive Troublemaker


#2

… and life as a setlist


#3

I was just thinking you could probably do that…


#4

…and have a super-long MIDI file turning stuff on and off for you all day, right?! :wink:

Great minds think alike. Evil, world-dominating, twisted minds think even more alike. But I digress…

Terry


#5

I think I was on some similar meds and alcohol a few weeks ago. :upside_down_face::stuck_out_tongue:


#6

If you can figure out a way that it can control my wife I think we have a product here!


#7

You use MissEx messages. The problem is the protocol has never been published, and it is constantly being revised.


#8

The reason it is constantly being revised is because it keeps leading to receiving NossEX messages, and therefore had to be adjusted to reduce that undesirable and unwanted effect.

Terry


#9

Some unsuccessful implementations have been traced back to incorrect cabling from OUT to OUT, leading to both nodes transmitting messages and neither receiving.

We’ve had home automation for a long time (Homeseer). I learnt fairly early on that binding the motion sensor in the kitchen to a text-to-speech action of “I’ll have a cup of coffee please while you’re there” led to a broadcast storm of those NossEX messages Terry’s talking about.


#10

From what I understand the NossEx message generator, referred to as the Headache Engine, is only enabled when the unit receives an iDo message. Unfortunately the iDo message is stored in non-volatile memory and permanently enables the HE. This also voids any warranty and makes return of the unit impossible without MASSIVE restocking fees.


#11

Sorry…there has never been, or may never be such a program. I found divorce to be the closest solution, but even then, the monster still occasionally rears it’s ugly head. Better yet, a dome of silence at the proper moment would be quite comforting. My suggestions were sent in triplicate to Elon Musk’s board of review for approval. I think the Mars project should be scrapped and immediate discussions should begin between SpaceX and Brad on possible implementation of such a much needed solution.

Then again…I should cut back on my Vodka usage. :rofl::rofl::rofl:


#12

What a great way to start the day. That was funny!! Vodka and divorce may lead to long life and happiness (and a lot more gigs).


#13

Years ago, not long after the establishment of the MIDI protocol, I heard that yamaha were experimenting with using it as a home control system. :slight_smile:


#14

Sure, why not? It’s a protocol for turning things on and off… :wink: I’m kind of shocked here we are all these years later and we still use it in all its, what, 7 bit glory though :smiley: