About Eric’s Blog

I’m employed as a programmer, currently hacking local Linux filesystems at Red Hat, but this blog tends to be mostly energy-related, which is a side-passion of mine.

You can reach me at: clickhere@sandeen.net

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2 thoughts on “About Eric’s Blog

  1. Eric. I have been following your blog for some time now off an on. I have had a filtrete ct30 for some time now. I love getting data, controlling and monitoring. Ocassionaly I write a perl script (while crude) to pull data from it. I have discovered I have a mouse in my house with some fundgy fingers that is getting up in the middle of the night to set the AC manually on hold to a very low cooling temp. It’s killing my bills because the programming wont change a hold overwride from the web tool to go back to the calendar schedule. Not until someone manually removes the ‘hold’. What I’d like to do is write a command that I can call with curl or anything else that will run in my linux cron to tell tthe thermostat, say every 10 minutes or so, to remove any holds. A simple one liner that I can just put into cron would be easy. Any ideas on what commands I can directly tell the thermostat to just simple remove the “hold” that has been turned on. Thanks again.

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