I think the Vera is a bit of a touchy subject around here... and I'm certainly not trying to start anything or pretend I know the story, but two years or so ago there were a couple posts about the Vera... after a number of heated posts the thread(s) was deleted. I think there is a connection between one of/the creator of Pluto and Vera. This could be all wrong.
I would respectfully like to ask for opinions towards the micasaverde project.
Indeed I don't want to be disrespectful towards anybody, but I have come to following conclusion:
- I pay way too much for my power consumption, hence I consume too much power. (BE / EU)
- My electricity bill can grossly be subdivided in 3 parts:
a) 1/3 to H²O bed heating (<-> I will solve this by implementing a solar boiler)
b) 1/3 to all my CPU's, NAS & little homeservers etc. (<-> getting much more aware of this each day,and looking into low-power solutions s.a. Atom CPU etc.) I realize here lies my main opportunity to save.
c) 1/3 remainder of life, cooking, laundry, light etc. (<-> some improvement may be made over time using better lighting appliances)
Previously I had my DCErouter running on 2.6.28-11, after doing a new install, reverting back to 2.6.27-17, I noticed an increase of approx. 10W in power consumption... (see image attached)
Overall, this makes me think more & more towards distributed power, only using it when really needed, and having one low-power controller always on.
In this regard micasaverde seems like an interesting combination?
Is there any REAL objection to combining / using with LMCE? Or does this intervene with PPL licencing?
Thanks for your ideas!