For those interested – I’ve been quiet the last couple of days as we’re ploughing ahead getting the new office up and running – got walls up and ceiling almost done – got power and Ethernet in last last night and today we’re off to get wall sockets and worktops. I have to say I have never known joint aches like it!
The dangers of controlling stuff over the Internet became apparent last night as the heating went awol. At some point we realised we were roasting to death at about the same time as the Sky box indicated it has no Ethernet. It turns out that in the process of wiring up Ethernet for the office, we’d uncovered a flaky connection to the main access point which provides all the ESPs with connectivity and feeds the Sky box.
Still – though it took until 1am in the morning to find the problem, at least it’s a clean problem with a clean solution – replacing an RJ45 connector.
Anyway a package turned up for me yesterday which I’ve not had time to do anything with yet - the Omega and a bunch of peripherals – so expect a review coming up soon.