Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at blazenet.net
Tue Apr 4 17:16:36 CDT 2006
On Tuesday 04 April 2006 04:07 pm, Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner wrote:
> It was thus said that the Great Roy J. Tellason once stated:
> > On Tuesday 04 April 2006 08:53 am, Don Y wrote:
> > > I have a friend who is just finishing the design of a LIGHT SWITCH --
> > > written in ASM.
> > *boggle*
> > Why?
> I have a computerized light switch in the bedroom. It's a dimmer switch
> and you can pre-select how bright the lights get when you hit it. If you
> double hit it (double click?) it'll go to full brightness, but still keep
> the original setting.
Heck, I did better than that -- I took a standard 4 inch electrical box, got
a plate for "switch and duplex outlet" and stuck a dimmer in there.
Originally this was to save the hassle of a xmas tree which had a lot of very
old fashioned lights on it from drying out quite as rapidly, but shortly
after that the thing ended up in my bedroom and has been on my night table
ever since. And I did that back in 1973 or so!
I guess newer ain't always necessarily better, eh?
> -spc (Okay, not on topic, but still ... computerized light switches ... )
Maybe if I can change the software if I don't like it. :-)
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