18 Jun 2002 chipx86   » (Journeyer)


Amazingly, I got my X10 working.

I went to use my X10 remote a few minutes ago to turn off my TV (it's an old TV, I'll talk about this in a minute). It wouldn't work. I tried other appliance modules, and they didn't work. I tried different house codes and unit codes. Still no go. I tried moving the transceiver. No good.

It was then that I noticed that the transceiver module would get hot very quickly. I took it out and brought in the one from the living room. After setting the house code to match my remote, I was able to turn on my TV. Then I tried turning on my lights..... SUCCESS!

So now I have to go get a replacement module for the living room.


My current TV is a very old mono color TV with 2 antenna terminals on the back. It's not very good, and I can see the quality (what little it has) degrade over time. So, I went window shopping for a new television today. I found one that is almost like this one, but with a Picture-in-Picture feature. The price is $299 at Costco. I'm most likely going to buy it tomorrow.

Quantum for QuickBooks

My stepdad finally wanted to try the program I've been developing. I said I would package it up and put it on the computer. Unfortunately, it now crashes on my computer whenever I close it. I'm hoping that this is because I developed it in Visual Basic 6 and I now have both Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio .NET on here. I'll package it up and put it on his computer, and hopefully it will work there. I plan on porting this to .NET, as soon as I can find a good widget library (the standard .NET one is very bad).

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