There are multiple Amazon Alexa-enabled devices in my home and they’re quite useful, however, having set a timer on one device, querying another for the remaining time informs me: No timer is set — annoying.

HomePod

John Gruber’s review of the new Apple HomePod:

HomePod does exactly what Apple says it does, doesn’t do anything more than what Apple says it does, and costs $349. There.

Home Assistant

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3. Track and control all devices at home and automate control. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi.

I’d like to give this a whirl.

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