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Linux Users are Lazy

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials,The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 7:57 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2009

Some one told me once that all of the good system administrators are lazy, I believe this but I also think that Linux users are lazy. While I’m not a full time systems administrator, I am a full time Linux user. I sometimes think that I’m so lethargic that I don’t have the energy to turn on a light switch. Hence why I did this (youtube video)

If you couldn’t make it out from the crappy iphone video, it’s my house, I show the circuit, turn the light off, walk in the closet and walk back out again. It’s a rather simple circuit consisting of a switch wired to a halogen light I brought from Ikea. In true open source fashion, if any one is interested in this, let me know and I’ll share how I did it if you can’t figure it out.





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Comment by Debianero Rumbero

May 8, 2009 @ 1:06 am

‘if any one is interested in this, let me know and I’ll share how I did it if you can’t figure it out.’

or just take a look at the bulb & switch in your refrigerator :)

Comment by TheLinuxBlog.com

May 8, 2009 @ 8:22 am

@Debianero Rumbero
Yea, I was too lazy to finish writing the whole thing :-P Yea, it works just like the fridge, I was trying to find fridge switches but they’re way over priced so I used some $2 ones from radio shack. To mount it I used an L shaped piece of metal I cut from a blind mount and drilled a few holes.

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