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Just Shmooze / Re: Mochers Magazine
« on: Yesterday at 09:02:09 AM »
did you sign up to get it?
Do you really want it? Bc I do:)


ETA: I think bc of ur @ sign the quote messes up your username to raw code lol
No. No, but you donít have first dibs. @Something Fishy does if he ever gets cannolis again. And yes, I mess up the code and tagging.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:45:02 PM »
Hey LA peeps, don't know why I never mentioned this before, but my brother has a succulent nursery in the valley. Go and check it out!

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:17:46 PM »
I have a sunset plus offset and I can tell you that sometimes it turns on on shabbos. Since the zman is not exact. I'd doesn't matter too much for me since it's a closet light but I can see it being an issue.
Oh, I couldn't find offset in Smart Things, but good to know the zmans aren't perfect. I would think they have to be within a minute or two. How much different can "official" sunset be from halachic sunset? Nonetheless, I can have the doorbell turn back on a couple minutes after havdala just in case.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:12:30 PM »
Personally I use scenes and then automation to trigger them. When YT comes around I add the effective days to the shabbos trigger and that's it.
Just played with it. Doesnít seem to be any better than letís say Alexa which can also set on/off based on day of the week and sunset. In fact, Alexa even lets you choose sunset + offset like 50 min (or whatever you opinion is) post sunset on Motzai Shabbos to turn back on. So you making me research this now actually got me to set up my Nest doorbell with this routine, so thatís good! Now I want something that will follow zmanim to know when itís YT.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 21, 2021, 09:07:23 PM »
Any other ideas for automating switches with Shabbos/YT zmanim? Maybe something with ifttt?

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:27:24 PM »
No way on a iphone, you may be able to install an older version on an android, I can give it a shot in a bit if you'd like.
Donít have an Android :-/

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:23:42 PM »
Makes sense I have things still from the old app too, moral of the story never rely on a third party :)
Can you hack a way to get the old app onto my iPhone?  ;D

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:21:11 PM »
Was it removed in the new version of the app?
It appears so along with all of the community-built apps, although the person I know who has it says he has the new version of the app.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:15:05 PM »
It's never worked for me tried S few times over the last 5 years.
I know someone it works for, but I canít even find that SmartApp in the app.

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Tech Talk / Re: Smart homes
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:00:17 PM »
Has anyone gotten Shabbat and Holiday Mode SmartApp set up with Smart Things recently? It doesnít seem to be available in the app.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Mochers Magazine
« on: March 15, 2021, 09:39:02 AM »
paging @yehuda for his copy please? :) how much?
Some things are too valuable to put a price tag on.

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Ikea Gift card
« on: March 12, 2021, 10:29:35 AM »
Can these be used online and in store? And if in store, does it need to be physical GC?
Mine? It's a physical card, so I don't see why it can't be used in both.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Mochers Magazine
« on: March 11, 2021, 08:58:07 PM »
Friend subscribed a while ago online he hasn't received anything
You have to know the EIC to get a copy this fast.  ;D

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Ikea Gift card
« on: March 08, 2021, 07:08:23 AM »
Selling $600 Ikea GC @ 90%

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Great story and job by DDFers! When I read it and saw that Rudi fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a frum American, I immediately thought of my wife's Zaidy who was also around that age and fought in the same battle (his autobiography is a great read). Then I saw the next line that his son is R' Yaakov Meyer from Denver and knew I heard the name before. Checked with my family in Denver - R' Meyer started the Aish community in Southeast Denver and used to hold classes in my in-laws house. He is responsible for making them religious. While I couldn't verify that our Zaidy knew Rudi (we don't think he's mentioned in the book), this is another nice DDF connection to the story.

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