My mother-in-law bought me an Alexa and going back from having it. With "smart plugs" (really just a wifi module attached to a relay) turning off hard to access lamps is nice.
However, with what I know, none of this should involve so many intermediaries. Amazon and the company who sold the smart plugs should not need involvement.
Anyway, I need to setup a Mycroft and reprogram those wifi modules, that's all I'm really saying.
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