Home Portal

2000-07-16 09:14 ☼ post

David Brown of Zopefish fame had some interesting Home Portal thoughts the other day. I’ve had similar thoughts myself. Considering I’ve had a small network of two or three computers here in my apartment for the last couple years and can reasonably expect to have networkable machines by the time I own my own house it only makes sense to maximize their utility in such a fashion. Just combine your networked computers with a central home server and free nifty backend tools like Zope or PHP, add a database like mySQL, and throw in some development work, and you have a local web based household information and control system. I could definitely see myself working on something like that down the road.