Home Is Home: The Physical Practicalities
Running your own home is a great feeling. Having it run from your own Linux server is even better. Just being able to tell people that your home page is quite literally your home page lifts your geek credentials one notch higher. But having a machine running 24/7 introduces a permanent noise from the fans and hard drives, blinking lights, and extra heat. Being able to control one machine from another requires cabling. In this chapter, I’ll cover some of the basics about the physical practicalities of a home automation setup.