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Nicholas Rowe

This sounds really really cool. I've been thinking about writing something in ruby to control my Insteon devices. Insteon is controllable through a HTTP API (and I understand it). So it would really be a matter of using Hpricot to parse out the response then converting that response to objects, right?

I hope that Fernand has broken his code out so that the home automation part is a gem with a rails app on top of it. If that's the case, I can combine his code with my media center library (for XBMC) and have dimming lights when a movie starts with some ease.


-Nicholas Rowe


Hi Gordon,

Thanks for your post about Rhouse! The gem is out there on github (git:// and the presentation slides are on slideshare ( The code is still work in progress but should be enough to get started...


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